On 8 July at United Nations Headquarters, the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI) and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham co-hosted a one-day conference on "Technology for Sustainable Development". Over 700 people joined in person as well as many others following online. Speakers at the event included United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark; Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi; His Excellency Mr. Kaza Imnadze, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations; Mr. Vijay Nambiar, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar; and UNAI's Ramu Damodaran.
The event is the first in a series of discussions entitled START, Skills and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation. Other universities represented include the University of Cambridge, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Monash University, the National University of Singapore, the University of Oxford, Stanford University and the University of Twente. The event can be viewed via UN Webcast and updates will be posted on Facebook and Twitter @ImpactUN.
Speeches are available below:
- UNDP Administrator Helen Clark
- Amrita Chancellor Sri Mata Amritanandamayi
- Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations H.E. Mr. Kaza Imnadze
- Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar Mr. Vijay Nambiar
Cross posted from academicimpact.un.org