September 30, 2021
The United States, Taiwan, and Japan
Co-host Virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework (vGCTF) Workshop
on Building Resilience and Accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals Through Technology
On September 29, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA) co-hosted a virtual GCTF workshop entitled “Building Resilience and Accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Through Technology.”
Since the GCTF’s 2015 program launch, this virtual GCTF event is the first to focus on how technology can bolster resilience and accelerate progress towards meeting the SDGs.
AIT Deputy Director Jeremy Cornforth joined MOFA Minister Joseph Wu, and JTEA Chief Representative Hiroyasu Izumi in delivering opening remarks. The Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeffrey Prescott and TECO Director-General in New York James Lee delivered closing remarks.
In his opening remarks, AIT Deputy Director Cornforth highlighted, “Although Taiwan is prevented from participating meaningfully in the World Health Assembly and many other international organizations, today’s event will highlight the many ways that Taiwan is sharing its expertise and using its technological prowess to help the international community solve shared challenges. The United States remains committed to expanding Taiwan’s international space.”
AIT, Taiwan’s MOFA, and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association jointly administer the GCTF, which serves as a platform for Taiwan to share its expertise with partners around the world.