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About the conference

The International Sustainability Resources & Technology Conference (ISRTC) aims to connect local and global stakeholders across academia, industry, and public sector to foster constructive...

  Where

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat

  When

14-16
MARCH 2022

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Program

Onsite Registration and Badges' Collection

Official Oman Sustainability Week opening  and Awards ceremony

Onsite Registration and Badges' Collection

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, regional, 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 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, Networking & Expo Opening

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PILLAR 1: Session 1: 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.


PILLAR 2: Session 1: 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.


PILLAR 3: Session 1: 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 & Networking @ Exhibition Area

coffee Coffee break

Keynote speeches :

  • The importance of technological transitions to reach the SDGs and Climate goals
  • Doable climate change solutions



PILLAR 1: Session 2 Safe Management of Healthcare Waste (SD3)

Summary: What is more important, human health or planetary health? How can we still be sustainable while having these huge vaccination programs?


PILLAR 2: Session 2: Regional and national Success Stories

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

(all 17 SDGs)

Summary: Focuses on concrete regional and 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.


PILLAR 3: Session 2: Integrated Water Resource Management

Integrated technological solutions & critical levers of change for deployment and upscaling

(SDG 9)

Summary: Focuses on Integrated water resources management. 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 and Networking @ Exhibition Area

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Onsite Registration and Badges' Collection

Plenary Panel Discussion

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

Coffee break and Networking

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PILLAR 1: Session 3: 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.


PILLAR 2: Session 3: Strategic Sustainable Development planning in a post covid era

Summary: How to transform global and regional policies and guide public health and industrial investments for a sustainable and efficient post-Covid society and economy.


PILLAR 3: Session 3: 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 & Networking @ Exhibition Area

coffee Coffee break

Keynote speeches - Technologies for global Sustainable health beyond Covid 19.

  • Global manufacturing and supply chains for health.
  • The new public health agenda for sustainable development.



PILLAR 1: Session 4: 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 several countries set the bar high and how it makes a big difference to do so!


PILLAR 2: Session 4: Addressing Carbon Emissions in an economically viable manner

(SDG 13)

Summary: This session will zoom in on realistic doable solutions to address the climate change problem.


PILLAR 3: Session 4: Sailing to New Haven (SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 13)

Summary: The session would also focus on sustainable coastal and marine economic development solutions and highlight major technological innovations in the sustainable ports and harbor’s industry. Examples of on the ground applications of innovative technologies that substantially increase the sustainability of ports and harbor’s operations and what is needed to deploy these innovative tech solutions at scale in the region would be presented. The session will also dwell on reflections 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 & Networking @ Exhibition Area

coffee Coffee break

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 on the road to sustainability and economic prosperity.

Coffee break and Networking @ Exhibition Area

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PILLAR 1: Session 5 Sustainable storage, collection, transfer and transport of solid waste


PILLAR 2: Session 5 Paving the Path to Sustainability

A Regional Action Plan

(all 17 SDGs)

Summary: Having reviewed in session 1 and 2 what is happening in the regional and that national levels with regards to planning for Sustainable Development, and having zoomed in session 3 and 4 on the economic feasible solutions for climate change, this session will chart the way forward, discuss and and possibly develop a roadmap for future national and regional action and make the bridge to ISRTC 2023.

PILLAR 3 : Session 5 Deep dive digital education

(SDGs 10, 4)

Summary: Building on the education plenary session this session will discuss practical technological solutions to make the education sector apt for the digital and quickly changing world.

Lunch & Networking @ Exhibition Area

coffee Coffee break

High-level Closing Session

Summary: This session will discuss the key findings of the conference, the link with Oman 2040 vision and plans for next ISRTC / ISWA 2023 in Oman.

Coffee break and Networking @ Exhibition Area

coffee Coffee break

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