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WIPO at Global South-South Development Expo 2017

December 21, 2017

The Global South-South Development Expo – "South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social and Environmental Transformation: road to the 40th anniversary of adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40)" – took place from November 27 to 30, 2017, in Antalya, Turkey.

The event focused on how South-South Cooperation (SSC) can be utilized to facilitate the development and dissemination of innovative local solutions to global problems.  It provided an opportunity for stakeholders to showcase and share initiatives with other countries of the Global South facing similar challenges.

The four day event was attended by government ministers, development agency directors and international/civil society stakeholders from some 120 countries.

(Photo: Belma Yilmaz)

Session topics included:

  • The power of science, technology, and innovation for development;
  • Using data for development as a platform to facilitate SSC; 
  • The role of SSC in the promotion of information and communication technologies for rural development;
  • Climate change partnerships; engagement of the private sector and enterprises in development;
  • Cooperation between countries for health.

WIPO presents

WIPO presented the various activities undertaken within the Organization in the framework of SSC during the 2014-2016 biennium (146 activities), as part of the panel on "Leveraging the power of science, technology, and innovation for development through South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation" (Thematic Solution Forum 1).

Several panelists made note not only of the importance of intellectual property (IP), but also of the increasing pressure for countries to produce good IP data.

WIPO Re:Search as a case of success

WIPO Re:Search was presented as a case of both success and relevance in the fields of science, technology transfer and innovation.

One of the ways in which WIPO Re:Search has implemented SSC has been through facilitating 'sabbaticals' for developing country scientists at research facilities to promote technology transfer, exchange of know-how, and the sharing of experience.  Researcher testimonials regarding these experiences were shown during the presentation PDF, WIPO Presentation.

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