On May 29, 2024, report by Alexander Neklessa, SRF at the Plenary session of the International Scientific Conference "Science and Technology: Data Sources and Analytical Approaches for Development"

On May 29, 2024, the International Scientific Conference "Science and Technology: Data Sources and Analytical Approaches for Development" organized by the International Centre for for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (Minobrnauki, Russia) has started. Representatives of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Vietnam, Georgia, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Moldova, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia and South Africa took part in the organization of agenda and as participants, presenting their reports on the Conference.

The Conference was opened by the Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation & Chairman of the Program Committee Denis S. Sekirinsky. Then, at the Plenary session "International Initiatives and Cooperation", Senior Researcher of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Center for Civilizational & Regional Studies) & Chairman of the Commission on Social and Cultural Problems of Globalization of the Academic Council "History of the World Culture", Alexander I. Neklessa delivered report "System Evolution of International Political Configurations: Epistemological, Methodological and Prognostic Aspects".

The report was devoted to serious and rapid changes in the World Order as well as methodological aspects of social systems evolution. Attention was paid to the dynamics of the scientific apparatus, the development of methods for analyzing/forecasting complex social situations, and to the transdisciplinary transfer of research tools. Knowledge, being a power in itself, transforms people and societies/ Humanity, passing through the bottleneck of civilizational transit, masters the new opportunities, while the activity of individuals, groups and communities dramatically increases, multiplying the wealth of available alternatives.

The focus of the conference was an unbiased discussion of topical issues of science and technology development, management of innovations and open access to scientific and technical information in the interest of nation-state building and creation of sustainable mutually beneficial international partnerships. There is a growing gap between communities depending on their access to scientific and technological innovations. However, the dependence of communities on their involvement in digitalization and the perception of powerful information flows is also growing in direct proportion. The digitalization of the human environment is blurring the line between real/virtual activities, meanwhile artificial intelligence and big data at the same time are becoming the most important tools for decision-making, including determining national and state development strategies.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted on 25 September 2015 at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, is designed to counter the risks and promote progressive inclusive development. The seventeen goals and 169 targets for the implementation of the Agenda call for inclusive and sustainable economic growth, quality inclusive and equitable education, which can be achieved, inter alia, by strengthening scientific, technological and innovation capacities to support the transition to sustainable consumption and production patterns to “leave no one behind” by 2030.

Conference program.