International Virtual Workshop on ‘Role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals – 2030

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) have been recognised as one of the main drivers of economic development and environmental sustainability. STI plays an even more important role in the context of the “Global Agenda – 2030” and for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

STI is an important driver for increased productivity and value addition that stimulates the growth and competitiveness of a nation. Application of STI is necessary for enabling and accelerating the global transformation towards prosperous, inclusive and environmentally sustainable economies in developing and developed countries alike. For effective implementation of most of the 17 SDGs and achieving their set targets, it is necessary that STI has to be directly and indirectly applied with appropriate focus, especially in the Emerging Economies (EE), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

          In order to deliberate on the role of STI in achieving SDGs and to discuss the dynamics of the STI system, the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre), New Delhi and the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Mauritius is jointly organising of a 2-days International Workshop on the topic “Role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals – 2030” during 24 – 25 May, 2022. The Workshop will be hosted by the IORA Secretariat and organised in Virtual-Mode.

The Workshop will facilitate exchange of information and expertise on “Application of STI for Sustainable Development in IORA and NAM S&T Centre Member Countries”.

The following points may please be noted: 

(a)    Last date for submission of applications to attend the Workshop is May 16, 2022

(b)    Applications for participation in the Workshop may please be submitted to the Director General, NAM S&T Centre at e-mail: namstcentre@gmail.com in the application form enclosed with the attached announcement brochure.

Applicants from IORA Member Countries should, however, send their applications to the IORA Secretariat, at e-mail: kritika.nuckchady@iora.int and hq@iora.int.

The following documents must be submitted as e-mail attachments by applicants from the NAM S&T Centre Member Countries:

i.         Filled-in Application Form (Blank-form enclosed)

ii.        An Opinion (a short paragraph; in MS-Word only) on what qualifies you to participate in the Workshop

iii.       A Short CV (maximum two pages in the format enclosed; in MS- Word only)

iv.       An Extended Abstract (in MS-Word only)of the Paper that would be presented by you at the Workshop (about 1-1 ½ pages)

(c)   Selection of applicants will be made based on their academic and professional background, and relevance of their current engagements in the relevant field.

(d)   There is no registration fee for the participants from the Member Countries and S&T-Industry Network Member Agencies of the NAM S&T Centre provided the application is endorsed by the Focal Point of the NAM S&T Centre in their respective country / organization. However, since the Workshop will be organized in Virtual-Mode and no International travel is required, scientists and experts from any other country are welcome to participate and present their papers in the Workshop.

 (f)    Other details are available in the attached Announcement.

(g)    Information on the Member Countries and S&T-Industry Network Members of the NAM S&T Centre and names/addresses of the Focal Points may be seen on the Centre’s official website www.namstct.org.

(h)    English will be the official language of the Workshop.

All correspondence may please be made by e-mailKindly avoid sending us fax messages or hard copies to save paper and energy.

All documents may be prepared in MS-Word Format or electronically scanned and sent as attachments to the email.

This is a general circular and not an individual invitation. You are requested to kindly forward this announcement to the concerned individuals as well as Ministries/Departments, S&T Organisations, Universities and academic institutions and related agencies in your country.


Workshop Detail 

Application Form

CV Format