Anita Gurumurthy was invited to take part in a high-level panel session to review the progress made on the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) at the 26th UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). The session was held on 29 March 2023 in Geneva.
CSTD is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations focal point for science, technology and innovation (STI) for development, in analyzing how STI, including information and communications technologies (ICTs), serve as enablers of the 2030 Agenda. It acts as a forum for strategic planning, sharing lessons learned and best practices, providing foresight about critical trends in STI in key sectors of the economy, the environment and society, and drawing attention to emerging and disruptive technologies.
The priority themes for the commission this year are:
- Technology and innovation for cleaner and more productive and competitive production
- Ensuring safe water and sanitation for all: a solution by science, technology and innovation
Watch the recording of Anita's session here.
Know more about the event here.