Senior Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation participates in the seventh annual Science, Technology and Innovation Forum

In collaboration with UNESCO, the Senior Minister of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, H.E. Kitti Settha Pandita Cham Prasidh, participated in the seventh annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) held from 5 to 6 May 2022. The Forum was convened by the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and saw participation from various members.

H.E. Senior Minister delivered a speech at the thematic session on global, national, and local innovation ecosystems. “Many developing nations with strong foundations in science and technology have shown effective growth and sustainable development,” he said, noting Cambodia’s ambition to become an upper middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050.

Cambodia recently launched its Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Roadmap 2030 to help pave the way to strengthen national technology, human capital, and innovation, under the oversight of the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation (MISTI). The roadmap is built on five pillars focused on governance, workforce development, research capacity and quality, collaboration, and fostering innovation.

During his speech, the Senior Minister expressed appreciation to the United Nations, including UNESCO, with which a collaboration is on-going to map research and innovation in Cambodia using UNESCO’s Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN).