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Science without borders
    Friday July 13, 2012 10:45am - 12:15pm @ Wicklow Hall 2A

    This session is designed to identify best practices and pitfalls encountered by different countries when practicing science without borders. The high-level international speakers will bring unique insights into the science behind science policy making, implementation and evaluation. Climate change, energy and resource efficiency, health and demographic change, food security and the digital divide, are opportunities for research and innovation, which will help us to create the necessary jobs and wealth to take the developed and developing world out of the current economic crisis, achieving sustainable development and alleviating poverty.

    An important focus will be on Africa's determination to not only harness science and technology for the continent's development, but to become a full and active partner in global knowledge partnerships. Progress on the roadmap towards a true European Innovation Union with dynamic international cooperation links will be assessed. The imperative of re-focusing R&D and innovation policy on the challenges facing our global society from the American and Asian perspectives will also be tackled.

    American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA

    Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

    Minister of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa...

    Secretary-General of the Association of Commonwealth Univers...

    Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, New Zealand...

    Type Science Programme, Policy
    Host Organization South African Department of Science and Technology
  • Organiser Daan Du Toit
  • Tags SP34

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