Applying Diverse Knowledge Systems to Address Systemic Risks of Rapid Technological Change – STI Forum Side Event

4 May | 10:30 EST | 16:30 CEST
Virtual Session

Knowledge systems are the interconnected ways in which societies organize what is known, how it is known and how that knowledge is related to the material basis of existence. They are closely intertwined with society, economies and cultures and are integral to shaping the way societies develop, function and mobilize resources.

In relation to addressing systemic risk and building resilience, the Sendai Framework highlights the importance of dialogue among scientific communities, policy makers and other stakeholders; and also emphasizes the complementary role of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge, including its generation, protection and transmission- through education and exchange between and among communities and generation.

This event will provide a platform for a dialogue on how diverse knowledge systems can be applied in order to better identify and address the systemic nature of risk in the context of rapid technological change and working towards the accelerated implementation of the SDGs, specifically those under review this year. In so doing, the event will address guiding questions 1 and 5.

ISC Governing Board Member, Melody Burkins, will deliver an intervention at this side event.

The recommendations from this session, will in turn inform the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework, which is being carried out in coherence and integration with the stocktake and reviews of other relevant UN frameworks, inter alia, 2030 Agenda, Financing for Development (FfD), Paris Climate Agreement, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), New Urban Agenda (NUA), Global Compact for Migration (GCM) etc.

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