Merging science, technology and innovation leads to development

Vaughan C. Turekian ; UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Merging science, technology and innovative ideas can help tackle the global challenges to development, a panellist at a UN conference on the topic has said.

Vaughan Turekian, science and technology adviser to the US Secretary of State, explained how these tools can be harnessed to advance the sustainable development goals or SDGs.

Speaking to Priyanka Shankar, he called for more policies that provide an enabling environment for citizens and entrepreneurs to solve problems and move beyond "an idea".

Duration: 4'06"

 

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