Oslo Channel 2020
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About the event
The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. Oslo Channel 2020 values and encourages the prioritization of sustainability goals to maximize the impact that the disruptive technology can provide for a better world. Especially considering that the Social Development Goals, promoted by the United Nations, cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. Nowadays, emerging technologies is contributing to the improvement of citizens’ quality of life and companies’ competitiveness.
“New technologies and tools are available to shine a light on the most critical problems of our time and illuminate the path to the Sustainable Development Goals. But to take advantage of these opportunities governments will need to work together with their citizens, with the private sector, with regional bodies and global institutions to ensure that data becomes part of the infrastructure for sustainable development.”
From the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Oslo Channel 2020 is a Multi-stakeholder forum driving synergies and interaction between the stakeholders of the MIT Pentahelix Model in Science, Technology and Innovation for SDG. The Innovation eco-system stakeholders are Government, Academia, Corporations, Startups and Capital. Oslo Channel 2020 will be organized annually discussing science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It intends to, “provide a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships in order to identify and examine technology needs and gaps, including with regard to scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, and also in order to help facilitate development, transfer and dissemination of relevant technologies for the sustainable development goals.”
Oslo Channel is convened by Xplorico with partners and inspired by initiatives set forth by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General and the UN SDG Action Campaign, and supported by leaders in the technology sector. It will bring together State and Governments, CEOs of major technology companies, and innovation and thought leaders to strengthen cooperation and seek to discuss major challenges for the people and the planet. Participants will share cutting-edge ideas on frontier issues and new technologies, and explore concrete ways to replicate and scale innovations for SDG implementation.
Matching Science, Technology & Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals in workshops, panels and plenary sessions with in 17 Breakout Sessions.