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

Society of Construction Law for Africa

SCLA 2013 Cape Town South Africa J

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe

SETAC Europe 1989 Brussels Belgium E

Society of Fire Protection Engineers

SFPE 1950 Gaithersburg MD USA G

Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators

SIGTTO 1979 London UK C v

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

SMPTE 1916 White Plains NY USA G v

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

SNAME 1893 Alexandria VA USA G v

Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity

SOI Daegu Korea Rep G

Society of Petroleum Engineers

SPE 1985 Richardson TX USA F v

Society of Photo-Technologists

SPT 1959 Cheney WA USA G

Society of Plastics Engineers

SPE 1942 Danbury CT USA G v

Society of St Paul

1914 Rome Italy R

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

STLE 1944 Park Ridge IL USA C

Society of Women Engineers

SWE Chicago IL USA G

Socio-Gerontechnology Network


Software and Information Industry Association

SIIA 1999 Washington DC USA G t

Software Engineering Institute

SEI Pittsburgh PA USA N j

Solar Cookers International

SCI 1987 Sacramento CA USA F

Solar Heat Europe

ESTIF 1992 Brussels Belgium D t

SolarPower Europe

1985 Brussels Belgium D

SOLE - The International Society of Logistics

1966 Laurel MD USA F

Solidarité internationale sur les transports et la recherche en Afrique sub-saharienne

SITRASS 1996 Lyon France G

Solidarités International

1991 Paris France G v

Sound and Music Computing Network

SMC Copenhagen Denmark F

South African Road Federation

SARF 1950 Birchleigh South Africa N

South American Postal Convention

1911 T g

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1935

1935 T g

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1937

1937 T g

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1940

1940 T g

South and East African Society of Agricultural Engineering

Nairobi Kenya J

South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation

SAFIR 1999 Delhi India F

South Asia Rural Reconstruction Association

SARRA 1984 Bangalore India D

South Atlantic Maritime Area

1966 Buenos Aires Argentina F g

South East Asia Drymix Mortar Association

SEADMA 2006 Munich Germany D

South East Asia Net

SEANET 1963 Bangkok Thailand F

South East Asian Water Utilities Network

SEAWUN 2002 Hanoi Vietnam F

South East Europe Transport Observatory

SEETO Belgrade Serbia F g

South Eastern Europe Advisory Service Network

SEASN 2015 Zagreb Croatia F

South Pacific Airlines Darts Association

SPADA 1988 J

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission

SWIOFC 2004 Maputo Mozambique E g

South-West Pacific Dialogue

SWPD 2002 F cg

Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network

SEED-Net 2001 Bangkok Thailand K

Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

SEAGS 1967 Bangkok Thailand D v

Southeast Asian Laboratories Network


Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

SEAMEO 1965 Bangkok Thailand D gy

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy

Southern Africa Postal Operators Association

SAPOA 2001 D g

Southern Africa Telecommunications Association

SATA 1980 Maputo Mozambique D

Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education


Southern African Association for the Conference Industry

SAACI Parklands South Africa N t

Southern African Association of Science and Technology Centres

SAASTEC 1996 Pretoria South Africa G