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 Type III

Asia-Pacific Self-Medication Industry

APSMI 2010 Tokyo Japan D

Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association

APSIPA Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference

APSEC 1994 S c

Asia-Pacific Telecommunity

APT 1976 Bangkok Thailand F g IGOs

Asia-Pacific Textile and Clothing Industry Forum

ASPAC-TCIF S c Conference Series

Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO

ACCU 1971 Tokyo Japan E UNESCO Bodies

Asian Alliance of Appropriate Technology Practitioners

APPROTECH ASIA 1980 D y International Federations

Asian America MultiTechnology Association

AAMA 1979 Palo Alto CA USA G

Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology

APCTT 1977 Delhi India E g IGOs

Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering

AAAE 1990 Beijing China D v

Asian Building Maintenance Association

ABMA 2006 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Centre for Engineering Computations and Software

ACECOMS 1995 Pathum Thani Thailand G

Asian Centre for Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics

ACSIG Pathum Thani Thailand G

Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council

ACECC 1999 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Concrete Federation

ACF Pathum Thani Thailand D

Asian Conference on Safety and Education in Laboratory

ACSEL 2013 S c

Asian Control Association

ACA Bucheon Korea Rep E

Asian Crystallization Technology Society

ACTS 2011 Yongin Korea Rep D

Asian Development Technology Centre

ADTC G

Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre

ADNDRC Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Asian Dragon Boat Federation

1992 Beijing China D

Asian Federation of Biotechnology

AFOB 2008 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Group for Civil Engineering Informatics

AGCEI 2012 Suita Japan D c Conference Series

Asian Highway Network

2003 Bangkok Thailand F g IGOs

Asian Horological Trade and Industry Promotion Conference

AHTIPC S c

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

AIIB 2014 Beijing China F g Banks, IGOs

Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association

AIEA Tokyo Japan J

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Thailand F j Institutes

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j Alumni and Veterans, Institutes

Asian Institute of Transport Development

AITD 1989 Delhi India G j Institutes

Asian Joint Committee on Plasma Surface Engineering

AJC PSE J

Asian Licensing Association

Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology

ANENT 2004 Vienna Austria F g IGOs

Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems

ASIALICS Shanghai China F

Asian Network of Analytical Chemistry

ANAC 1984 Saga City Japan F UNESCO Bodies

Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology

ANCST 2013 Bangi Malaysia F

Asian Network on Standardization and Harmonization in Laboratory Medicine

ANCLS 1999 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

ANGOC 1979 Quezon City Philippines D y International Federations

Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering

APCChE 1975 Melbourne Australia D

Asian Pacific Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association Branches

1981 Nairobi New Zealand E

Asian Paint Industry Council

APIC 1985 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Railway Operators Association

AROA Cranleigh UK D

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives

ARENA 1980 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian Science Park Association

ASPA 1997 Daegu Korea Rep D

Asian Society for Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

ASCPaLM 2002 D

Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology

ASPEN Yokohama Japan D

Asian Technology Information Programme

ATIP Albuquerque NM USA N

Asian Telecom and Information Exchange Forum

ATIE 1995 J c Conference Series

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