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Innovation in International Development - Agendas 2030 and 2063.
A paper presented at Kaleb University International Conference this 26 October 2021

Innovation in International Development - Agendas 2030 and 2063.
A paper presented at Kaleb University International Conference this 26 October 2021

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Innovation in International Development - Agendas 2030 and 2063

  1. 1. Innovations in International Development Agenda 2030 and 2063 By Désiré Assogbavi Francophone Africa Director, ONE Campaign October 2021
  2. 2. Definitions & Scope of the Discussion Innovation New forms of social practice and organization and new or improved technological products and processes 2
  3. 3. Agenda 2030 • A plan of action adopted by the UN for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. • It recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development …. • It has 17 Goals • To be achieved by 2030 3
  4. 4. • GOAL 1: No Poverty • GOAL 2: Zero Hunger • GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being • GOAL 4: Quality Education • GOAL 5: Gender Equality • GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation • GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy • GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth • GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure • GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality • GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities • GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production • GOAL 13: Climate Action • GOAL 14: Life Below Water • GOAL 15: Life on Land • GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions • GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal The 17 Sustainable Development Goals to transform the world
  5. 5. Agenda 2063 • A shared strategic framework of the African Union for inclusive growth and sustainable development – • It was developed through a people- driven process and was adopted, in January of 2015, • Based on the AU vision and focuses on the seven aspirations derived from the consultations, namely: • 1. A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development; • 2. An integrated continent, politically united, based on the ideals of Pan Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance 5
  6. 6. Agenda 2063 cont. • 3. An Africa of good governance, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law; • 4. A peaceful and secure Africa; • 5. An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, values and ethics; • 6. An Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children; • 7. Africa as a strong, united, resilient and influential global player and partner. • To be realized by 2063 6
  7. 7. Innovation is Required to Achieve the Goals • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Agenda 2063 for an integrated, prosperous & peaceful Africa…. created a wide and ambitious business plan for global and continental actions on sustainable development. • The scale and ambition of both agendas require what we rely on innovation for their implementation • To achieve the Goals by 2030 and 2063, new modalities for development are required, including bringing innovation into the foreground of development projects. 7
  8. 8. Innovation is making it easy… • The Goals on education, peer learning and skill development can not be realized today without innovation. Exple. COVID era. • Use of drones in Rwanda to deliver medicines and blood to remote area, a revolution • Use of innovation in Economy and Finance helps reduce transaction cost, poverty, save life: Exple: Mobile money • Security: Rapidity by which security related information could reach people at multiple places 8
  9. 9. But Which Innovation? • To innovate means, introduce changes in something already established, originate new methods, ideas, or products… • But !!! We tend to be blindly in favor of more innovation… we are hypnotized by what it has brought us, particularly in the field of technology. • Is faster always mean better? • Why some innovators don’t want their children to use their own products? 9
  10. 10. But Which Innovation?... • Use of innovation without strong ethical rules/policy increase inequality… extreme poverty & bring insecurity • Destruction of our natural environment • Compromission of our social life, family mental health, promotion of individualism, less happiness • Violation of privacy, discontent… • Use of the same innovation by terrorists, cyber criminal, child predators etc.. 10
  11. 11. So… What Shall We Do? • Technology Assessment, Promoting Responsible Innovation at regional level… • Deliberate inclusiveness for access to technology for all by national policies 11

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