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 Industrial Gases Association

AIGA 2002 Singapore Singapore D t

Asia Oceania Agricultural Proteomics Organization

AOAPO Karaj Iran Islamic Rep D

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore D

Asia Pacific Association of Robotic Surgeons

APARS Seoul D

Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society

APATAS J

Asia Pacific Grouping of Consulting Engineers

ASPAC 1979 Seoul Korea Rep E

Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society

APIEMS 1999 D t

Asia Pacific Innovation Network

AP-IN 2010 F v

Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association

APACMed 2014 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres

ASPAC 1997 Hong Kong Hong Kong F

Asia Pacific Network Operators Group

APNOG Milton QLD F c

Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society

APTOS 2016 Melbourne VIC Australia D

Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association

APTLD 1998 Beijing D

Asia Pacific Trade Seminars

APTS 2008 Tokyo Japan F ct

Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

APIC 1979 S ct

Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ASIFMA Hong Kong Hong Kong D t

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

ASSIST 2003 Makati Philippines F

Asia Video Industry Association

AVIA 1991 Causeway Bay Hong Kong D t

Asia Wind Energy Association

2016 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Middle East Dialogue

AMED S c

Asia-Pacific Advanced Network

APAN 1997 Peradeniya F

Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical & Computational Chemists

APATCC 2004 D

Asia-Pacific Centre for Women and Technology

APCWT Ballarat VIC Australia E

Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering Applied Sciences

APCEAS 2014 S c

Asia-Pacific Cultural Creative Industry Association

CCIA 2007 G t

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

APFIC 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

APFC 1949 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies

APHoMSA 1996 F

Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association

ALITA 2019 D

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

APN 1996 Kobe F g

Asia-Pacific Network of Transport and Logistics Education and Research

ANTLER 2003 J

Asia-Pacific Networking Group

APNG Pathum Thani Thailand E y

Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development

APEID 1973 Bangkok Thailand E g

Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council

APSCC 1994 Seongnam Korea Rep D g

Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network

APSTSN 2008 F

Asia-Pacific Self-Medication Industry

APSMI 2010 Tokyo Japan D t

Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association

APSIPA 2009 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 Thailand F g

Asia-Pacific Textile and Clothing Industry Forum

ASPAC-TCIF S ct

Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO

ACCU 1971 Tokyo Japan E

AsiaConstruct

J c

AsiaHaptics Society

AHS 2020 D

Asian Alliance of Appropriate Technology Practitioners

APPROTECH ASIA 1980 D y

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

Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering

AAAE 1990 Beijing China D v

Asian Building Maintenance Association

ABMA 2006 Tokyo Japan D

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