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As part of the global and local efforts to meet the human-ecosystem equilibrium, CIFAL Jeju/JITC organizes environmental workshops on a variety of relevant topics like climate change and green growth, carbon-free development, waste management, e-mobility, and environmentally sound technologies. Serving as a venue to share policy experiences and action plans, the Center joins the effort of the global community in moving towards a more sustainable future.

[2021 February 19 & 24] Localization of the SDGs: Science, Technology, and Innovation(STI)-based Ways Forward 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2021.03.03

CIFAL Jeju organises a Special Seminar with Interactive Discussion on


Localization of the SDGs:


Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)-based Ways Forward




19 & 24 February 2021 - Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders Jeju (CIFAL Jeju) organized a Special Seminar with Interactive Discussion on Localization of the SDGs: Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)-based Ways Forward in collaboration with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation. UNITAR CIFAL Jeju invited 20 participants working or studying on policies and projects related to localizing the sustainable development goals in governmental sector, academia, NGOs and International Organizations. They came from 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Eastern Europe and Africa including Cambodia, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Maldives, Nigeria, and the Republic of Korea.




Given the importance of international and regional cooperation in achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, UNITAR CIFAL Jeju’s utilized this online workshop as a contribution to the Facility/Programme of Capacity Development through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Science and Technology by the Korean government and the United Nations Development Programme. Lectures were given extensively to cover the role of science, technology and innovation, which are believed to increasingly become ‘enablers’ of localization policies.




At the first session (Special Seminar) where knowledge-sharing is focused, three resource persons were invited including Dr. Bernatia Irawati Tjandradewi Secretary General at United Cities and Local Government – Asia Pacific (UCLG-ASPAC) who opened the session by introducing how to mainstream SDGs and build the institutional capacity, Mr. Andrei Chicherin, Senior Project Finance Specialist at Green Climate Fund (GCF) who shared the GCF’s role in ensuring sustainable financial resources, and Mr. Denis Nkala, Regional Coordinator for Asia and Pacific at United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) who presented different cases in promoting local ownership and implementing community engagement development projects.




The second session (Interactive Discussion) helped participants to raise awareness on the critical importance of effective localization and innovative solutions to achieve sustainable development goals, by providing a platform for participants to share and exchange their good practices and challenges regarding the localization and STI-based solutions. 20 participants formed four groups and presented their key question, current practices and suggested solutions pertaining the SDGs localization issue. As the resource persons provided their comments and feedback on the presentation, the Interactive Discussion served as an effective learning and capacity-building opportunity as well.



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