High-Level Launch of the South-South Technology Transfer Facility for LLDCs – 31 Oct 2013

Date: October 31, 2013

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Venue: Conference Room 3, United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya

Global South-South Development Expo

UNOSSC and UN-OHRLLS will launch a South-South and Triangular technology transfer and resource mobilization facility dedicated to Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs).

The proposed South-South Facility for LLDCs will be a platform for the South-South transfer of viable, sector-specific technologies aimed at developing and strengthening capacities and production in LLDCs.

The Facility will enable sharing of knowledge and best practices between and among LLDCs and their development partners and facilitate the acquisition of appropriate technologies from the Global South in the areas such as sustainable agriculture, dairy and agro-food processing, water management, global health, climate change adaptation and renewable energy.

The Facility is developed as a concrete deliverable to the Comprehensive Ten-Year Review Conference of the Almaty Programme of Action to be held in 2014. UNOSSC and UN-OHRLLS will provide oversight and coordination for the Joint Facility while the South-South Global Assets Technology Exchange (SS-GATE) will be designated as the implementing entity.

A high-level panel will highlight the importance of the Facility and of South-South cooperation for LLDCs as an enabler for technology transfer, among other things,  and express their commitment and support to the Facility.


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