G-STIC 2017 reaffirmed that this initiative is first and foremost about leaving no one behind, eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger, providing energy services to all, working towards a more equitable and sustainable world, and creating a world where everyone can live in a healthy and thriving environment. Thus, examining and identifying critical pathways and synergies among Health, STI and the 2030 Agenda in the context of the G-STIC 2018 is paramount.
At G-STIC 2018, we want to contribute to narrowing the existing divide between health and STI governance at global and national levels, which is essential for the implementation of the recommendations from the Rio 2017 meeting on STI and Health. In particular, we want to
- identify the most promising technological solutions for good health and well-being in view of achieving the SDGs, focusing on distilling possible policy changes to facilitate the upscaling of these technologies,
- explore the cross-cutting nature of the health theme, illustrating spillovers or synergies with other sectors/areas like climate, geospatial data, agriculture, water.