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International Workshop on "Policy Making in Popularization of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)", Tehran, Iran, 17-19 June 2019

 

International Workshop on Policy Making in Popularization of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), Tehran, Iran, 17-19 June 2019

International Workshop on "Policy Making in Popularization of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)", Tehran, Iran, 17-19 June 2019

 

 

Greetings from the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)!!

One of the major challenges facing the developing countries is to make science and technology an essential part of the culture of the people. A number of historical, cultural, political, social and economic situations have resulted in the need to develop policies and strategies that favour the popularisation of science and technology in the developing countries. Despite the wide variety of situations, majority of the stakeholders are concerned with efforts to generate an endogenous scientific and technological culture. The popularisation of science and technology makes such knowledge a central component of the culture of social awareness and of collective intelligence.

Keeping the above in view, the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre), New Delhi, jointly with the Science Popularisation Department of the National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Tehran, Iran announces a three-day International Workshop on Policy Making in Popularisation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)’ in Tehran, Iran during 17-19 June, 2019.

The Workshop is intended to familiarise the participants with the future roadmap of ‘Policy Making in Popularisation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)’. Through the Workshop, the participants would be able to enhance their knowledge and understanding on developing various methodologies of ‘Policy Making’ in popularisation of STI, learn to make it practical and more importantly, comprehend appropriate policy framework to encourage such policy and its diffusion. The following may please be noted:

      1. The last date for submission of applications is Friday, 3rd May 2019. Only limited seats are available for participation in this event. Since a large number of applications are expected, early response is advisable to avoid disappointment.
      2. Free local hospitality including accommodation and meals will be provided to all the participants by the local organisers, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP) from Sunday, June 16th (noon) to Thursday, June 20th (noon) (i.e. from one day before to one day after the completion of the workshop). The participants should arrange their flight schedules accordingly, otherwise they will have to make their own arrangement of stay beyond these days.
      3. Transport will also be provided to the participants free of any cost for their airport transfer and local travel in connection with the Workshop.
      4. Application for participation in the Workshop may please be made only to the NAM S&T Centre (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in the Nomination Form attached with the Announcement, except by those from Iran.
      5. Applicants from Iranshould however, submit their applications to the National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Tehran, Iran.
      6. It is mandatory for all participants to make a presentation during the Workshop. Accordingly, an extended abstract (1-2 pages, in MS-Word) of the paper proposed to be presented during the event must be attached with the Nomination Form, without which the application will be deemed invalid.
      7. The selection for attending the Workshop will be made strictly on the merit of the abstract of the paper to be presented by the applicants during the event, their academic background and professional experience, and interest of their parent organisation in the subject area.
      8. For applications received from the Member Countries of the NAM S&T Centre, which are regularly paying their annual subscription: The NAM S&T Centre will provide return international airfare to Tehran by Excursion Class and Shortest Route to only one official nominee of each country, whose application is routed through the Focal Point of the NAM S&T Centre in the applicant’s country. In this connection, the Focal Points may please note that they may endorse any number of applications, but the NAM S&T Centre will consider only one official nomination for full financial support by the Centre, subject to the availability of seats and the applicant fulfilling all the above stated criteria. The additional nominations from the Focal Points, if any, as well as the applications directly received by the NAM S&T Centre, may also be considered subject to the availability of seats, but such applicants will have to arrange for their international fare and will also be required to pay in advance a Processing Fee of US$400 to the NAM S&T Centre.
      9. For applications received from the Member Countries of the NAM S&T Centre defaulting on the payment of their annual dues: Selected nominees of the Focal Points from those of the member countries that are overdue on the payment of their annual subscription and any other selected applicants will make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to pay in advance a Processing Fee of US$400 to the NAM S&T Centre.
      10. For nominations received from the S&T-Industry Network Members of the NAM S&T Centre: The NAM S&T – Industry Network entitles each Network member, which has no outstanding dues against its membership subscription, to get invitation for two nominees each year with full finances paid by the Centre for participation in appropriate activities organised by the Centre. Accordingly, if a Network member has still not fully availed of this privilege and desires to make a nomination for attending this Workshop, the NAM S&T Centre will provide the return international airfare to Tehran by Excursion Class and Shortest Route to such official nominee, if selected.
      11. Any additional nominee(s) of the paying S&T-Industry Network Members, as well as the nominees of those Network Members, which are overdue on the payment of their annual membership subscription, if selected, will have to make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to pay in advance a Processing Fee of US$400 to the NAM S&T Centre.
      12. For applicants from the non-member countries and any other applicants in their individual capacity from countries other than Iran: They may send their completed Nomination Form directly to the NAM S&T Centre. They will be required to pay a Processing Fee of US$400 to the NAM S&T Centre immediately after selection and will also make their own arrangement for international travel.
      13. Other details are available in the attached Announcement.
      14. Information on the member countries and S&T-Industry Network members of the NAM S&T Centre and names/addresses of their Focal Points may be found on the Centre’s website www.namstct.org.
      15. English will be the official language of the Workshop.

All correspondence may please be made by email. All documents should be prepared in MS-Word Format (or electronically scanned in case of the passport) and sent as attachments to an email. Kindly DO NOT SEND us fax messages or hard copies to save paper and energy.

THIS IS A GENERAL CIRCULAR, and not an individual invitation. You are requested to kindly forward this announcement to your concerned interested contacts for its wider dissemination. We solicit your kind cooperation.

Amitava Bandopadhyay, Ph. D.

Director General,

Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre),

Core 6A, 2nd Floor,

India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,

NEW DELHI - 110 003 (INDIA)

Phone: (+91)(11) 24645134/24644974 (O)

Fax: (+91)(11) 24644973

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Homepage: http://www.namstct.org

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