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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:
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Amitava Bandopadhyay, Ph. D.
Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre),
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