Starting in Spring 2020, STRINGS will engage some 2,000 international experts and stakeholders to participate in a 12-month real-time Delphi survey, with six rounds, to ascertain their views on how different science, technology and innovation areas are related to different SDGs.

Consultative Workshop

6 & 7 November 2019

This workshop aimed to define and develop a detailed understanding of how specific areas of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) may contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Low and Middle-Income Country contexts. The workshop was attended by international experts from academia, policy and practice, representing diverse regions, organisations, disciplines, SDGs, and demographics, including the members of the project’s Advisory Committee, and project partners. The workshop comprised four main sessions:

  • An interactive discussion in groups on how to steer STI investment and processes towards the SDGs
  • A practical exercise to map which STI areas will have a positive/negative influence in achieving different SDG targets
  • A session to co-design the engagement plan
  • An open discussion which began with a presentation from Jeffery Sachs

To find out more, please see our interviews with workshop participants and Joanna Chataway’s blog about the key issues, challenges and opportunities for science, technology and innovation and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.