G-STIC UNON Briefing

May 3rd 2018, 16:00 – 17:45 - United Nations complex Gigiri, Nairobi

Illustrating the G-STIC 2017 key findings

During this briefing for the Nairobi-based Permanent Representatives on the G-STIC Conference series, G-STIC 2017 Key Findings will be illustrated and enlarged upon with the goal to identify concrete policy actions that can forward sustainable technological transitions towards the SDGs.

This G-STIC briefing event offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the integrated technological solutions presented at G-STIC 2017 and help define the content and process of G-STIC 2018, Brussels, November 28-30, so the GSTIC conference series can better serve your needs.


Session 1 - Opening remarks + Reflections from co-organizing Member States
16:00 – 16:15 HE Nicolas Nihon, Permanent Representative of Belgium
HE Fernando Coimbra, Permanent Representative of Brazil
Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director UN Habitat, Kenya
Session 2 – Keynote address
16:15 – 16:30 The role of technology and innovation for the SDGs and how G-STIC can contribute
HE Macharia Kamau, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade at Government of Kenya
Session 3 – Presentation of G-STIC 2017 results – reporting on the 4 key findings
16:30 – 16:50 Presentation of ICT results of G-STIC 2017
Mr. Luis Neves, Managing Director, Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Presentation of 4 major results of G-STIC 2017
Mr. Kennedy Orwa, Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Session 4 – Young start-ups to pitch their ideas
16:50 – 17:15 Young start-ups/innovators will pitch their vision and approach of sustainable entrepreneurship related to the tech solutions that can help achieve the SDGs

Frederick Omondi Okello, founder of MatQ Company Ltd
John Masiwe, founder of BlueGate Technologies
Dr. Tonny Omwansa, founder of oN Bike Share/C4D Lab
Kelvin Gacheru Mbuthia, founder of MobiTech Water Solutions Ltd
Samuel Wetungu, Director ICT, Communication and Egovernment at County Government of Kakamega
Branice Atsiaya, ICT Officer at County Government of Kakamega
Session 5 – Preview G-STIC 2018
17:15 – 17:30 A sneak preview on G-STIC 2018
Ms. Veerle Vandeweerd, Policy Director G-STIC
Session 6 – Question & Answer session
17:30 – 17:45 Interactive discussion with the audience

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