Economic Cooperation Organization

The UNESCAP Expert Group Meeting on Harnessing Innovative Technologies to Advance Green Transformation for Sustainable Development in North and Central Asia was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 26 to 27 March 2024.

Organized in the context of the final year of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for 2014-2024, the meeting served to enhance the awareness and understanding of policymakers on the potential of innovation and technology in accelerating green economic transformation for sustainable development. Experts also assessed innovation and technology-related policies on digital development, sustainable transport and climate-smart agriculture to address development challenges and negative impacts of multiple crises in North and Central Asia.

ECO’s strides on development and promotion of digitalization through organizing several events on various aspects of digital innovations were also presented in the meeting.