EPFL and UNESCO call for papers for science and technology for disaster risk reduction conference

Source(s): United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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EPFL and UNESCO have announced that they will be chairing a the International Scientific Conference on Technologies for Development from 8-10 February 2010 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and have made a call for papers. The conference has four objectives:

1. Promote research for technologies and innovations that are appropriate for developing countries and enable solutions for specific problems affecting the most vulnerable populations.

2. Raise awareness concerning the potential of these technologies to advance innovation for the benefit of developing countries.

3. Create a platform for discussion, scientific exchange and knowledge sharing in a spirit of solidarity.

4. Encourage North-South research partnerships.

Following the new scientific orientation of the UNESCO UNITWIN Programme, the Conference aims to contribute in the long term to the creation and reinforcement of a critical mass in key development disciplines and fields in developing countries, as well to establish poles of excellence by encouraging South-South cooperation.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended until 15 July 09.

For more information please see the conference website.

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