#SDGtalks featured Theresa Mathawaphan: “How Thailand fights in the crisis to support innovation and social sustainability"

On 2nd June (2:30pm Delhi/ 4pm Bangkok), the Sustainable Development e-Talks (#SDGtalks) series, co-hosted by CNS and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, featured keynote speaker, Theresa Mathawaphan, who shared her insights on "How Thailand fights in the crisis to support innovation and social sustainability".

She discussed the ways Thailand deals with the sustainable development issues which makes its people can sustain their lives and leverage the quality of living. It also covered the importance of innovation toward the social sustainability, especially in the crisis time as in the current period of COVID-19.

  • Theresa Mathawaphan is the Chief Strategy Officer, National Innovation Agency (NIA), Thailand
Two special experts shared examples of using innovation to advance progress on SDGs.
  • Dr Tara Singh Bam, Deputy Regional Director (Asia Pacific), International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) Singapore, shared key learnings from use of social innovative approaches for stronger well-coordinated local actions are instrumental in advancing progress on tobacco control and NCDs prevention
  • Professor (Dr) Rishi Sethi, noted cardiologist, heart disease researcher and biomedical innovation expert shared use of artificial intelligence and machine learning based solutions for healthcare challenges, especially during pandemics.
Sustainable Development e-Talks (#SDGtalks), is a special series of online talks featuring insights from thought leaders on range of issues around sustainable development.
CNS and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore (India) are co-hosting these online #SDGtalks and conversations with senior thought leaders (from India and around the world) on a range of issues around United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs enshrine promises made by India along with 193 countries globally to achieve by 2030. With 128 months left to deliver on these SDGs, these #SDGtalks are aimed to promote eLearning, online knowledge sharing, information exchange, dialogue and debate and discussion, with respect for dissent, around sustainable development, where “no one is left behind”.

This #SDGtalks series was launched on World Health Day (7 April 2020) and will continue till World Environment Day (5 June 2020).