The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Xiaolan Fu Leads Workshop on Technology Facilitation and Capacity Building at UN Symposium
ODIDs’ Professor Xiaolan Fu was lead presenter at a workshop on ‘Technology facilitation and capacity building’ at a UN Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) High-level Symposium in South Korea this month.
Professor Fu presented the DCF policy brief on ‘Strengthening the role of technology facilitation and capacity building as part of a renewed global partnership for sustainable development’. She took a lead in facilitating discussions and drafting policies with a view to promoting the role of diffusion of technology and capacity building in achieving global development goals.
The Symposium, co-organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Republic of Korea, aimed to examine how development cooperation can work to support the transition to sustainable development, and thus aid the implementation of a post-2015 development agenda. It brought together governments, civil society and other actors to take an integrated approach to international development cooperation and called for a renewed global partnership to deliver on the proposed Sustainable Development Goals.
The Symposium sought to address various challenges that may arise for different development cooperation partners, and examine how technology facilitation and capacity building in the realm of development cooperation could support realising this ambitious agenda. It took place on 9 April in Incheon.