ESCAP secretariat is convening the sixth session of the AP-IS Steering Committee on 29 August 2022.
The Working Group on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development (WG on ITSD) is a subsidiary body under the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), comprising senior policymakers, researchers, decision-makers, and implementers from the SPECA countries responsible for developing guidance and finding practical solutions to problems identified by the countries. The WG provides a platform for sharing experiences and discussing issues within the SPECA framework.
ESCAP, in cooperation with ECE efforts and strategy, seeks to:
Date: 4-7 July 2022
In the next phase of Digital India, digital transformation is expected to be powered by emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things, fifth generation (5G) networks, Augmented Reality, Machine learning among others. India is increasingly seen as a prominent hub for research, and the home to vibrant startup ecosystem.
Digital connectivity is an essential resource for economic, social, and cultural development, but many communities in Central, South, and East Asia continue to contend with limited or unaffordable broadband internet access, particularly in rural and isolated locations. Many nations in these regions have adopted universal service funds (USF) to enhance digital connectivity for disadvantaged communities.
The Starmus International Festival is an international gathering focused on celebrating astronomy, space exploration, music, art, and allied sciences such as biology and chemistry. Starmus is going to Armenia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MARS 3 and MARINER 9 missions and to promote the idea of peaceful cooperation on Earth and in Space. https://www.starmus.com/