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The UN Technology Bank for the LDCs - Driving the SDGs through Science, Technology and Innovation (HLPF 2019 Side Event)
15 Jul 2019 -  The role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in ensuring inclusiveness is critical. Scientific knowledge or technological solutions can help overcome the prevailing social divide and meet the challenges of providing affordable food, water, energy, healthcare, sanitation, housing and meeting other basic needs of the 8 billion people of the world. According to the ITU, 800 million people in the LDCs remain offline and in 2020, less than 1 out of 4 people in the LDCs will be using the Internet. A significant number of people in LDCs do not have access to the benefits of connectivity.

In this context, The UN Technology Bank will present its STI related activities and share its experience in delivering these activities at the side event. Furthermore, panellists will also share their experiences in advancing the STI agenda in LDCs and highlight possible collaborations and partnerships.