Navigation Links
Global science community to gather in Mozambique
Date:9/26/2008

The global scientific community will gather in Maputo, Mozambique, 21-24 October, for the 29th General Assembly (GA) of the International Council for Science (ICSU)the first time an ICSU GA will be held in sub-Saharan Africa.

More than 250 leading scientists from around the world will come together at this unique event to discuss and address how science can contribute to solving some of the most pressing challenges facing society, including: human health; hazards and disasters; and ecosystem change and human well-being. The ICSU GA also provides a forum for discussing issues that affect scientists, including: freedom, responsibility and conduct in science; and management of data and information.

The event begins on Tuesday 21 October with the official welcoming and opening by Professor Goverdhan Mehta (India), President of ICSU; H.E. Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique; and Dr Patricio Sande, President of Scientific Research Association of Mozambique (AICIMO).

The agenda for the next three days includes discussions and decisions on:

  • Major new international programmes on 'Integrated Research on Disaster Risk' and 'Ecosystem Change and Human Well-being'
  • Endorsement of a new booklet on 'Freedom, Responsibility and Universality of Science'
  • Establishment of a new ICSU-World Data System to provide quality-assessed data and data services to the international scientific community
  • The legacy of the International Polar Year (IPY 2007-08)
  • The enhanced involvement of social sciences in ICSU and its programmes

The 29th ICSU GA also incorporates the formal hand-over of the ICSU Presidency to Professor Catherine Brchignac (France), as well as the election of the President-Elect and other Officers.

Event: 29th ICSU General Assembly
Date: 21-24 October 2008
Venue: Centro Internacional de Conferncias 'Joaquim Chissano' Maputo, Mozambique

A press conference will be held at the venue on Thursday 23 October, 13.00-14.15 (local time). Details will be posted a week before.

The 29th ICSU GA and associated events are being hosted by AICIMOthe ICSU National Scientific Member in Mozambiqueunder the auspices of the Government of Mozambique and in cooperation with the ICSU Regional Office for Africa.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jacinta Legg
jacinta.legg@icsu.org
33-145-255-777
International Council for Science
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Growth in the global carbon budget
2. New studies find global warming will have significant economic impacts on Florida coasts
3. New study offers solution to global fisheries collapse
4. McGill conference on Global Food Crisis draws impressive list of international participants
5. Fuel emissions from marine vessels remain a global concern
6. Bad sign for global warming: Thawing permafrost holds vast carbon pool
7. Thawing permafrost likely to boost global warming
8. Research expedition on corals and global warming: Aug. 17-26 in Puerto Rico
9. bioMETRX, Inc. Retains Global Investment Banking Firm Mesirow Financial, Inc. as Financial Advisor
10. NeuralIQ Expands Global Leadership Team, Names Donnie Blanks CEO
11. Scientists team up in Houston to tackle global challenges
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/19/2016)... -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and ... and monitoring, announced today that it has offered a ... independent technology judge determine who has the largest and ... calling platform, and the best customer service. ... what we do – which clearly is not the ...
(Date:11/15/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... The global bioinformatics market ... 6.21 Billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 21.1% during ... is driven by the growing demand for nucleic acid and protein ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... ANGELES , June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... identity management and verification solutions, has partnered ... edge software solutions for Visitor Management, Self-Service ... provides products that add functional enhancements ... partnership provides corporations and venues with an ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... ... magnet Voice Coil Actuator with a flexure design that ensures high alignment accuracy ... cost-effective pricing and is ideally suited where extreme precision is required, such as ...
(Date:11/30/2016)...  The Allen Institute for Cell Science has ... available collection of gene edited, fluorescently tagged human ... structures with unprecedented clarity. Distributed through the Coriell ... a crucial first step toward visualizing the dynamic ... human cells healthy and what goes wrong in ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... GREENWICH, Connecticut , November 30, 2016 ...   ... Aptuit, LLC today announced ... screening library. An additional 150,000 novel compounds have increased the ... selected to broaden the hit discovery capabilities of the company. ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2016 ... ... Chemistry (IUPAC) approved the names and symbols for four elements: nihonium (Nh), moscovium ... , Following a 5-month period of public review, the names earlier proposed by the ...
Breaking Biology Technology: