Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure


Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure

Manufacturing is an important driver of economic development and employment. At the current time, however, manufacturing value added per capita is only US$100 in the least developed countries compared to over US$4,500 in Europe and Northern America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of Carbon Dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have decreased over the past decade in many countries but the pace of decline has not been even around the world.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. There needs to be more investments in high-tech products that dominate the manufacturing productions to increase efficiency and a focus on mobile cellular services that increase connections between people.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

West African Association of Food Science and Technology

WAAFoST 2008 Guelph ON Canada D

West African Industrial Forum

S ct

West African Postal Conference

WAPCO 2012 Abuja Nigeria D

West African Research and Innovation Management Association

WARIMA 2007 Ibadan D

West African Road Safety Organisation

WARSO 2008 D

West African Women's Association

WAWA 1984 Dakar Senegal E

West European Fish Technologists Association

WEFTA 1970 Ijmuiden D

West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station

CBS 1962 St George Barbados E

West-East Bridges Foundation

2011 Amsterdam Netherlands F f

West-Nordic Foundation

1987 Reykjavik Iceland F fg

Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission

WECAFC 1973 Bridgetown Barbados E g

Western Dredging Association

WEDA 1978 Bonsall CA E

Wheat Initiative

2001 Berlin E

Whirly-Girls - International Women Helicopter Pilots

1955 Pinehurst NC USA N v

WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities

GNAFCC 2010 Geneva F y

Wi-Fi Alliance

1999 Austin TX USA C

Wikileaks

2007 Melbourne VIC Australia F

Wikimedia Foundation

2003 San Francisco CA USA N f

WiMAX Forum

2001 Clackamas OR USA E

Wings of Hope

WoH 1962 St Louis MO USA G

Wire Association International

WAI 1930 Madison CT USA G

Wireless Broadband Alliance

WBA 2003 Singapore Singapore C

Wireless Communications Association International

WCAI 1988 Washington DC USA G

Wireless Power Consortium

WPC 2008 Piscataway NJ USA C

Wireless World Research Forum

WWRF Paris France F

Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

WIPCS 1985 Stevens-Point WI USA G j

WISE Initiative

Doha Qatar G

Women for Water Partnership

WfWP 2004 The Hague F

Women in Aviation International

WIAI 1990 West Alexandria OH USA N

Women in Global Science and Technology Network

WISAT Brighton ON Canada F

Women in Technology International

WITI 1989 Sherman Oaks CA USA N

Women's International Network of Utility Professionals

WINUP 1923 Grove City OH USA N t

Women's International News Gathering Service

WINGS 1986 G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva F f

Women's WorldWide Web

W4 2012 Paris France F

Wonderland

2002 Vienna Austria F v

Wood Technology Club

1993 Taichung Taiwan F

Workarea Art-Ambient

WAAM 1980 Cairo Montenotte Italy F

Working Committee of the Malting Industry of the EU

1959 Brussels Belgium E t

World Academy of Biomedical Technologies

WABT 1997 Paris France G

World Academy of Research in Science and Engineering

WARSE J

World Agricultural Information Centre

WAICENT 1992 Rome Italy K g

World Air Cargo Organization

WACO 1973 Zurich Switzerland C

World Airlines Clubs Association

WACA 1966 Montréal QC C

World Airport Lawyers Association

WALA 2008 San Isidro Argentina D

World Alliance for Clean Technologies

Lausanne Switzerland J

World Alliance for Innovation

WAINOVA 2005 Malaga Spain C y

World Associates for Biosystem Science and Engineering

WABSE 1999 Changzhou China G

World Association for Animal Production

WAAP 1965 Rome C y

World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises

WASME 1980 Noida B

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