The 3rd session of the Committee on Technology for Development will be held online over two days, on 15 and 16 February 2021.
The Committee on Technology for Development was established pursuant to ESCWA resolution 315 (XXVIII) of 18 September 2014 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2014/35 of 17 November 2014. The Committee’s mandate entails following up on regional priorities in the field of technology for development, including scientific research and innovation, the digital economy and the information society, Internet governance, technology transfer and knowledge-based economies; keeping pace with developments in those fields and preparing recommendations thereon; following up on relevant regional and international processes, conferences and forums; and supporting cooperation with relevant ministerial councils of the League of Arab States and related organizations, such as the Council of Arab Ministers of Communication and Information Technology and the Arab Administrative Development Organization.
The committee held its second session in Beirut, on 20 and 21 March 2019. It will hold its third session online, on 15 and 16 February 2021. On 11 February 2021, at 10.30 a.m., the Committee will also hold a joint webinar with the ESCWA Statistical Committee on “Localized big data for effective decision-making in crisis situations”