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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Special Event 4: Implementing national STI4SDG roadmaps – capacity building and Partnership in Action

Thu 04 May 2023, 1.15 pm
Trusteeship Council Chamber


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please access the webcast here

This special event will explore means and ways to support the implementation of national STI4SDGs roadmaps and highlight national pilot projects. It will build synergies with ongoing STI roadmap collaborations with other strategic partners and will use substantive inputs from the 10 Member Group, and other key stakeholders. It will help participants to use the STI roadmaps as complementary tools for policy making, building capacity and scaling up adoption of countries’ STI for SDGs Roadmaps. It will also discuss the path forward for the Partnership in Action and assess the relevance of STI4SDG roadmaps and related capacity building for accelerating progress towards the SDGs.

Chair by H.E. Mr. Thomas Woodroffe, United Kingdom Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council


Mr. Tom Woodroffe was appointed as the UK’s Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council in July 2019. This is his second appointment to the UN in New York, having previously covered human rights and gender issues.  Mr. Woodroffe has a wider background in multilateral and conflict related work, including serving as the Head of the UK’s Syria Overseas Network in Istanbul, as Deputy Head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Conflict Department, as head of the Office of the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, and various roles in the FCO’s UN and human rights departments. 

  •  Moderator:
    • Mr. José Ramón López-Portillo Romano, Chairman, Q Element Ltd., Advisor to Mexico Government, member of the UN SG’s 10 Member Group for the TFM 
  •  Panelists:
    • Ms. Lotta Tähtinen, ad interim Chief, Integrated Policy Analysis Branch, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
    • Mr. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, the Research and Information System
      • Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi is currently Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi-based Think-Tank. He works on issues related to development economics, involving development finance, SDGs and South-South Cooperation, apart from trade, investment and innovation linkages with special focus on WTO.  Currently he is Member, Board of Governors, Reserve Bank of India. He was Global Justice Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International Affairs at Yale University; Developing Country Fellow at the University of Amsterdam (1996); Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla (2003); and Visiting Scholar at the German Development Institute (2007).  He has served as a Visiting Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and has been closely associated with the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, World Bank, UN-ESCAP, UNESCO, OECD and many other agencies.  

        His book “The Logic of Sharing – Indian Approach to South-South Cooperation” has been acclaimed internationally as one of the best volumes on international development cooperation. Apart from this he has authored/edited 21 other books, apart from contributing several chapters in the edited volumes and publishing several research articles in prestigious journals.   


    • Mr. George Essegbey, Director, Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI), Council of Science and Industrial Research, Ghana