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Volume 1, Issue 4

August – September 2017

University of Technology, Jamaica


he University of Technology, Jamaica was

proud host of The UNDP’s Social Good

Summit 2017 held at the Alfred Sangster

auditorium on September 28. The Social Good

Summit is an annual conference organized by

the United Nations Development Programme

(UNDP) to examine the impact of technology and

new media on social good initiatives around the

world. Focusing on the theme, “We can unlock

technology’s potential to make Jamaica a better

place,” participants from government, public and

private sectors, civil society, academia including

university students and other youths through

speeches, exhibitions and discussions sought to

explore and initiate ways to increase awareness

on the Social Development Goals among

Jamaicans and on the impact of technology in


UNDP Resident Representative, Mr Bruno

Pouezat in his opening address said, “UNDP

urges governments to encourage innovation

by allocating more financial resources and

establishing enabling environments through

policy, legislation and programmes.”

Professor Stephen Vasciannie, UTech Ja

President in his address outlined a number of

social outreach initiatives undertaken by the

University and indicated that he welcomed the

opportunities beyond the Summit, to further

partner with the UNDP “to enhance our shared

interest in advancing a social good culture in


Mr Bruno Pouezat, UNDP Resident Representative delivers the opening address at the UNDP’s Social Good Summit hosted in partnership with UTech, Jamaica on

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Alfred Sangster auditorium, Papine campus.

UTech Ja Hosts UNDP’s Social Good Summit 2017

Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica

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Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President,

delivering his keynote address.