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

Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies

APHoMSA 1996 F

Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association

ALITA 2019 D

Asia-Pacific Network of Transport and Logistics Education and Research


Asia-Pacific Networking Group

APNG Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand E y

Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development

APEID 1973 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council

APSCC 1994 Seongnam Gyeonggi Korea Rep D g

Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network


Asia-Pacific Self-Medication Industry

APSMI 2010 Tokyo Japan D

Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association

APSIPA Kowloon Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia-Pacific Society for Process Intensification and Sustainability

APSOCPIS 2014 Perth WA Australia J

Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference

APSEC 1994 S c

Asia-Pacific Symposium on Engineering Plasticity and its Applications

AEPA 1992 S c

Asia-Pacific Telecommunity

APT 1976 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F g

Asia-Pacific Textile and Clothing Industry Forum


Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO

ACCU 1971 Tokyo Japan E


J c

Asian Alliance of Appropriate Technology Practitioners


Asian America MultiTechnology Association

AAMA 1979 Palo Alto CA USA G

Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology

APCTT 1977 Delhi Delhi India E g

Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering

AAAE 1990 Beijing Beijing China D v

Asian Building Maintenance Association

ABMA 2006 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Centre for Engineering Computations and Software

ACECOMS 1995 Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand G

Asian Centre for Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics

ACSIG Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand G

Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council

ACECC 1999 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Concrete Federation

ACF 2004 Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand D

Asian Conference on Safety and Education in Laboratory

ACSEL 2013 S c

Asian Control Association

ACA Bucheon Gyeonggi Korea Rep E

Asian Crystallization Technology Society

ACTS 2011 Yongin Gyeonggi Korea Rep D

Asian Development Technology Centre


Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre

ADNDRC Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Asian Dragon Boat Federation

1992 Beijing Beijing China D

Asian Federation of Biotechnology

AFOB 2008 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Group for Civil Engineering Informatics

AGCEI 2012 Suita Osaka Japan D c

Asian Highway Network

2003 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F g

Asian Horological Trade and Industry Promotion Conference


Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

AIIB 2014 Beijing Beijing China F g

Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association

AIEA Tokyo Japan J

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand F j

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Institute of Transport Development

AITD 1989 Delhi Delhi India G j

Asian Joint Committee on Plasma Surface Engineering


Asian Licensing Association

Kowloon Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology

ANENT 2004 Vienna Austria F g

Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems

ASIALICS Shanghai Shanghai China F

Asian Network of Analytical Chemistry

ANAC 1984 Saga Saga Japan F

Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology

ANCST 2013 Bangi Selangor 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

Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering

APCChE 1975 Melbourne VIC Australia D