ISRTC PROGRAM

Program

Onsite Registration and Badges' Collection

Official Oman Sustainability Week Opening and Awards Ceremony

Onsite Registration and Badges' Collection

High-level inaugural session

  • Welcome notes:

Taking place for the first time in Oman, the International Sustainability Resources & Technology Conference (ISRTC) whose theme is “Sustainability, Resources and Technology” aims to connect local and global stakeholders across academia, industry, and public sector to foster constructive debate and enhance cross-collaboration. The conference is based on a scientific program focused on many areas such as sustainable resource management, circular economy, and environmental responsibility.
The respective heads of the hosting organization along with their partners will inaugurate the event and will portray the desired outcomes of the conference. Additionally, the future prospect of the ISRTC platform will be explored.

High-level keynote speech

High-level policy makers & senior executive session

During this session, Ministers and High level government representatives from the Sultanate of Oman,  will highlight the importance of technological transformations of the industrial and economic infrastructure, and how the Sultanate of Oman is enabling these transformations from production to consumption processes.

Coffee break, Expo Visit & Networking

coffee Coffee break

Biowaste, Food Security and Soil
How Effective Biowaste Collection and Recycling Can Reduce Emissions and Improve Soils in 30°+  

(SDG 13, SDG 15)

Summary: The greatest challenges of the next 10 years in biowaste treatment include creating value and market for compost and digestate, to re-orientate global agriculture towards sustainable management of soils and make cities aware about the pivotal role of organic waste in MSW management. This session shows how biowaste recycling can have profoundly positive effects against desertification, water and CO2 retention in soils and is particularly necessary for hot climates.

A Road to Success: Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development
Exploring the Agenda 2030 Framework

(all 17 SDGs)

Summary: This Session Focuses on the work done by the United Nations Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (IATT). IATT is one of the 4 components of the Technology Facilitation Mechanism adopted by the Governments of the world under the Agenda 2030 framework. It aims at supporting countries in developing realistic and implementable STI roadmaps to achieve the SDGs.

Sustainability & The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Industry 4.0 as key enabler for the transition to a sustainable economy

(SDG 9)

Summary: This topic holds the possibility of unleashing unprecedented breakthrough technologies, the velocity, scale and impact of which will herald the transformation of the entire system of production, management, and governance. This session aims to view emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the internet of things, nanotechnology, and quantum computing in a regional and local context.

Lunch, Expo Visit & Networking

coffee Lunch

The Future of Landfill in the GCC
Moving from dumpsites to sanitary landfill in the next 20 years

(SDG 13, SDG 15)

Summary: As modern cities expand in the region, there are challenges ahead to transition to integrated solid waste management, including sanitary landfills. This session details modern tools and practices that support and accelerate that process such as environmental taxes, secondary markets, urban mining and informal sector partnerships.

Regional Success Stories
National and International Programs for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)

(all 17 SDGs)

Summary: This session focuses on concrete national programs in support of the transition to a sustainable industrial development and circular economy. Various UN agencies support these programs with the aim of bridging gaps in STI planning and policies in order to achieve SDG targets.

Integrated Water Resource Management
Integrated technological solutions & critical levers of change for deployment and upscaling
(SDG 6)


Summary: Focuses on Integrated water resources management while summarizing the key findings of the G-STIC sessions dealing with water. The session addresses the market-ready technological innovations that can substantially contribute in making the water sector sustainable and which ones are particularly suited to be deployed in the region. 

Coffee Break, Expo Visit & Networking

coffee Coffee break

Onsite Registration and Badges' Collection

Overarching framework for the transition to a sustainable society and economic diversification

Looking beyond COVID-19: Integrated pathways to address health, economy and climate together

Coffee Break & Networking

coffee Coffee break

Behavior Change and Social Innovation Through Communication
A Call for Collective Engagement
 

(SDG 13)

Summary: How to reach objectives for a public waste management company in a successful program to raise public and political awareness/acceptance for new technologies or behavior with communication.

Towards Climate adaptation 
Reduce vulnerability and increase resilience 

(SDG 13)

 

Sustainable Energy
Energy Positive Communities

(SDG 7, SDG 13)

Summary:
This topic summarizes the major technological innovations for energy provision to all, giving examples of the ground applications of innovative technologies that substantially increase sustainable energy for all and what is needed to deploy these innovative tech solutions at scale in the regions. Furthermore, it reflects on the applicability of the technologies presented in the region and Oman, and what critical actions need to be taken to promote the deployment of the technologies in the region.

Lunch, Expo Visit & Networking

coffee Lunch

Planning for Success
Ambitious Goals in Solid Waste Management

(SDG 13, SDG 15)

Summary: Cities and nations are leading the way in sustainable solid waste management activities through local and regional goal setting: see how Oman, Netherlands and Singapore set the bar high and how it makes a big difference to do so!

Climate Resilient Water Infrastructure
Not a Drop to Waste

(SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 13)

The Economy of Carbon Emissions
C02 as a resource

(SDG 13)


Summary: The session will discuss how in the framework of circular economy CO2 can be used as a resource and how Carbon Capture and Use to help countries address the climate change challenge.

Coffee Break, Expo Visit & Networking

Sustainability is a Journey, not a Destination
Advancing Lifelong Learning and Access to Education

Summary: This session will focus on how to advance lifelong learning and access to Education. This Session starts off with an overview of new technologies that can substantially contribute to the concept of Education for all and lifelong learning. To move towards sustainable societies and economies in a quickly changing world we need to teach differently, taking advantage of the opportunities the digital economy offers, and we need to teach different topics - such as computational skills, algorithms, artificial intelligence, big data, social and emotional intelligence. This session will build on a comprehensive assessment of the use of ICT technologies for forwarding the SDGs “Digital with a purpose: Delivering a smarter 2030” and discuss how new development in education can jumpstart a nation of the road to sustainability and economic prosperity.

Coffee Break & Networking

coffee Coffee break

Circular Economy
Policy and Economic Instruments
(all 17 SDGs)

Summery: Setting up of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes, stimulating markets, and recycling enterprises: stumbling blocks and solutions for recovery of secondary resources. 

Paving the Path to Sustainability
A regional action plan
(all 17 SDGs)

Sailing to New Haven
Tools and Technologies for Smart and Sustainable Ports
(SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 13)

Summary: This session will summarize the major technological innovations in the sustainable ports and harbors industry, and what is needed to deploy these innovative tech solutions at scale in the region. Also, it reflects on the applicability of the technologies presented in the region and Oman, and what critical actions need to be taken to promote the deployment of the technologies in the region.

Lunch, Expo Visit & Networking

coffee Lunch

High-level Closing Session

Summary:  This session will discuss the key findings of the conference & recommendations

Hosted BY

Beah

A shared mission with

gstic
iswa

Strategic Partner

INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCES & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE - SUSTAINABILITY,TECHNOLOGY,RESOURCES