This article was submitted on July 1, 2019, 8:19 a.m. (Last modified: Feb. 21, 2020, 8:24 a.m.)
The South African SDG Hub at the University of Pretoria has released a Briefing Note that explores the relationship between science, technology and innovation (STI) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The briefing note titled Cloud computing and the Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa focuses on the potentially transformative impact of cloud computing. It argues that cloud computing has the potential to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs by enabling cost-effective access to cutting-edge technologies, provided four fundamentals are in place. The full document is available here.