Our position on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda comprises of 17 universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, which will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty.

Fablab Bhutan’s position

Fablab Bhutan welcomes and supports the 17 universal Global Goals, and 169 targets, and believes that an integrated approach implemented through partnerships and involving the private sector, across the multiple goals is crucial to achieving them. We particularly welcome GOAL 9 the recognition of the importance of Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure.

As a global leader in democratizing access to advanced technologies that enable local people to create prototypes, add value to existing products, and generate new sources of income. Fablab Bhutan takes a specific interest in 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We wish to offer our expertise and insights to ensure that the interfaces between industry,techonology and sustainable development are recognised, prioritised and the individual targets reached.

Fablab Bhutan’s view is that the targets are interlinked and that transformative techonology is a prerequisite for sustainable development. From a human and economic perspective, efforts to enhance innovation for all have potential to yield high returns on investment for all. Consequently, the laboratory will systematically review its contribution to each of the 17 Global Goals.

We can have particular impact within several goals and targets by contributing with our knowledge and expertise and working through partnerships.