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The “Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs” (STI Forum) was created by UN Member States as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, reflecting their belief that STI solutions will be central to any meaningful progress toward making the SDGs a reality.


The STI Forum is a unique UN platform for debate, discussion and creation around STI for the SDGs. It attracts global participation from Ministers and other policy makers at all levels, private sector leaders, civil society representatives and the science and technological community.

SEVENTH ANNUAL STI FORUM (2022) The seventh annual STI Forum will be held from 5 to 6 May 2022. As per its mandate, the Forum will be organized by the UN interagency task team on STI for the SDGs (IATT), convened by UN-DESA and UNCTAD, and the 10-Member Group of high-level representatives appointed by the Secretary General.
As in previous years, the theme of the STI Forum will be closely aligned with that of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), to be held from Tuesday, 5 July, to Thursday, 7 July, and from Monday, 11 July, to Friday, 15 July 2022, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, but have an exclusive focus on the role and contributions of science, technology and innovation.

Accordingly, the theme for the STI Forum 2022 will be: “Science, technology and innovation for building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.


Concept Note


Building Back Better with Games, Hands-on Activities,

STI for Sustainability and 2030 Agenda

Online Event: 4th May, 2022

9:00 AM New York | 6:30 PM Delhi Time



Why are games important and we develop, study games for learning? How does research into games help us better to design games that help everyone to change our self and things around us for better sustainable development? We know role of games in our life but not able to utilize the power of games for Sustainability, and SDGs. Thus, discussion on educational games and hands-on activities for SDGs learning, and building sustainable living in the present pandemic time is very crucial for everyone. STI Forum and HLPF this year theme is Science, technology and innovation for building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will address promising developments for accelerating progress towards the SDGs. Building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda with SDGs 4, 5, 14, 15, and 17 require inclusive, quality education. In this regard, role of STI through learning with games and hands-on activities is very important, and our work showed that students, youth understand, take action for climate change, SDGs.

Please Join Us

  • Academic and research institutions 

  • Government agencies, organizations

  • Civil society organizations, Social Enterprises 

  • Individuals, Game Designer

HRDEF is working on educational Games for Learning Sustainability Concepts, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Youth and Community for couple of years and presented our work at the TECH 2017, 2018 UNESCO MGIEP Global conference, UNESCO ESD 2021, and UN HLPF side event 2021. We designed, developed games, hands-on activities for understanding difficult concepts related to sustainable development in an interactive way. Games are unique with their rules, choices, consequences, constraints, good educational games force players to form theories, develop computational thinking. We discuss use of games for students and youth in different settings for advancing SDGs, building sustainability concepts. HRDEF inculcate, motivates students for science, technology, engineering, arts and design, mathematics (STEAM) for 21st Century Sustainable living through intelligent interactive learning systems. Apps on SDGs, COVID-19, hands-on activities, quiz, model making, projects and other creative forms of expressions increased players motivation towards science, SDGs, and sustainability.


Anant Bhaskar Garg, Director, HRDEF

Dr. Manisha Agarwal, Coordinator, NavUrja Sanchar

           . . . more speakers to be confirmed 

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