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

World Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association

WWIEA 2008 Seoul Korea Rep C

WorldDAB

London UK E y International Federations

Worldwide Airline Customer Relations Association

WACRA 1969 Vallejo CA USA D

Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group

WWACG Wissous France E

Worldwide CDIO Initiative

Gothenburg Sweden F y International Federations

Worldwide DX Club

1966 Bad Homburg Germany G Clubs

Worldwide Innovative Networking

WIN Villejuif France F

Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny Switzerland G

Worldwide Network of Port Cities

1988 Le Havre France D

Worldwide Network of the Experiment in International Living

Federation EIL 1932 Washington DC USA F y International Federations

Worldwide Quality EXpress System /Network/

WQXS Network 1995 Brussels Belgium F

Worldwide TV-FM DX Association

1961 Somersville CT USA N Clubs

WORLDWISE

1991 Bainbridge Island WA USA N

Young Asian Biochemical Engineers' Community

YABEC J

Youth For Public Transport

Y4PT 2009 Brussels Belgium F

Youth for Road Safety

YOURS 2010 Culemborg Netherlands E

Youth for Technology Foundation

YTF 2000 Louisville KY USA G f

Zentrum für Wissenschaftliche Kommunikation mit Ibero-America

CCC Tübingen Germany G

Zero Waste International Alliance

ZWIA 2003 C

ZigBee Alliance

2002 Davis CA USA G

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