Organized by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju
Application deadline: Extended
Technology has profoundly shaped the economy, society, and environment. While it has caused many social and environmental problems, technology helps to find effective ways to tackle environmental challenges while addressing societal challenges. It also leads to economic growth by increasing productivity and reducing costs. In other words, technology feeds into all three dimensions of sustainable development; economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
Rio+20 World Summit, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2012, emphasized the crucial role of technology facilitation mechanism that promoted the development, transfer, and dissemination of clean technologies and corresponding know-how for sustainable development. In addition, the promotion of environmentally sound technologies as well as the access to Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) has been recognized as one of the key means of implementation of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, numerous innovations such as green technologies have been developed and spread around the world at a rapid pace over the decades, and contributed to addressing global environmental challenges.
In Asia and the Pacific region, there are large disparities between countries in technology and innovation. A number of low-income countries continue to be challenged with respect to development and adoption of innovative environment-related technologies. On the other hand, the Asia-Pacific region is a home to some of the most innovative countries in the world. Technology flows, however, are mostly dominant between developed countries. Thus, it is important to bridge the gap by strengthening regional cooperation for the promotion of clean and environmentally sound technologies to enable technologically deprived countries to take advantage of those technologies to mitigate the environmental risks and to foster green growth in the region.
The 2030 agenda for sustainable development emphasizes the importance of international cooperation in technology and innovation field to achieve sustainable development in all countries. A wide range of policy actions can support technology flows, from the development of capacities on firms to the design of trade and investment policies. In this regard, this capacity building workshop will help participants to raise awareness on the critical importance of the development, transfer and adoption of environmentally sound technologies and on the effective forms of partnership as well including South-South and triangular cooperation in the technology transfer. The workshop will also provide a platform for participants to share and exchange their best practices and challenges regarding the access to environmentally sound technologies to strengthen their policies to support technology transfer as well as technology development.
For the capacity building, this event will:
After the workshop, participants will be able to:
Content and Structure
The contents of this training workshop are as follows:
The workshop will be composed of the followings:
This workshop is open to government officials and personnel from non-profit, civil, and private sectors in Asia and the Pacific region who work on policies and projects related to environment, technology, and innovation.
|Date||7-10 April 2020|
|Venue||UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center (JITC), Jeju-do, Korea|
|Organizers||UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC|
|Certificate||UNITAR and UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC will jointly issue a certificate upon completion of the training|
Selected applicants are required to:
*Additionally, Participants are required to bring a personal laptop for UNITAR CityShare Methodology.
Application and deadline
Send the following 7 documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2020 (Friday)
|1. Application form||Download from https://bit.ly/322N9mw|
|2. Letter of commitment|
|3. Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability|
|4. Consent to collection, usage, and disclosure of personal information|
|5. One page case study description(see the guideline in the application form)|
|6. Letter of nomination||Your organization’s format with official seal|
|7. Curriculum Vitae||Your own format|
※ Late application will NOT be accepted.
Assistance with Travel Expenses
UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea.
|Point of departure (By Region / Country)||Amount|
|Eastern Asia||South Korea||KRW 150,000|
|China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Chinese Taipei||US$ 300|
|South-Eastern Asia||Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam||US$ 450|
|Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar||US$ 650|
|Southern Asia||Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka||US$ 800|
|Pacific Islands||Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu||US$ 1,200|
|* Other points of departure – please contact UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC|
Local expenses (venue-to-venue transportation, accommodation, and meals) during the workshop will be covered by CIFAL Jeju.
All other expenses including visa fee are the responsibility of the participants.