United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Special event: Reflections by 10-Member Group members on next steps for the TFM

Tue 04 May 2021, 11.15 am
Virtual Event (NYC time)


(Webex) (UN webcast

The Secretary-General's 10-Member Group is tasked with supporting the Technology Facilitation Mechanism, including the STI Forum. Group members work closely with the IATT and guide the work of the TFM. This session will feature reflections by 10-Member Group members on the next steps for the TFM.



  • Ms. Heide Hackmann, Chief Executive Director, International Science Council (TFM 10-Member Group) 


  • Mr. Vaughan Turekian, Senior Director, US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 
  • Mr. Michiharu Nakamura (Japan), Senior Advisor (Former President), Japan Science and Technology Agency
  • Mr. Paulo Gadelha, Coordinator of the Fiocruz Strategy for the 2030 Agenda 
  • Mr. Elmer William Colglazier Jr, Senior Scholar, Visiting Scientist, Center for Science Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science 
  • Ms. Myrna Cunningham (Nicaragua), President, Center for Autonomy and Development of Indigenous Peoples 
  • Ms. Xiaolan Fu, Director, Technology and Management Centre for Development, Oxford University 

Lead discussants:

  • Mr. José Ramón López-Portillo Romano, Chairman, Q Element Ltd.
  • Mr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, European Commission; former Deputy Director General and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied System Analysis
  • Ms. Špela Stres, Director, Innovation and Technology Transfer Center for Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Mr. Romain Murenzi, Executive Director, TWAS

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