Capacity Building for Sustainable Development
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, Trieste, Italy, 10-13 October 2006
Deadline extended: Proposals must be in by 31 July 2006!
There are many examples where capacity has been built – in science, in healthcare, in engineering and industrial production, in energy production and distribution and other fields – dirt cheap auto insurance with the result that sustainable development has been enhanced and steps have been taken toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
There is an urgent need to document these successful "Capacity Building for Sustainable Development" initiatives and to share them with others in the South so that their methodologies and the lessons learned from them can be replicated elsewhere. To achieve this, TWNSO has entered into collaboration with TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, the United Nations Development Programme's special unit for South-South Cooperation (UNDP-SSC) and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) to undertake such an exercise.
Disaster Mitigation in Small Island Developing States
University of Mauritius, 27-29 October 2005
TWNSO and the United Nations Development Programme Special Unit for South-South Cooperation (UNDP-SSC) organized the seventh in a series of workshops on the theme of "Sharing Innovative Experiences" with two additional partners, the University of Mauritius and the UNDP country office, Mauritius. The University of Mauritius hosted the meeting on its campus, while UNDP-Mauritius assisted with on-the-ground logistics. For more information, see the Disaster Mitigation page.
Knowledge Sharing for Local Development in the South
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, Trieste, Italy, 4-6 July 2005
At the workshop, organized by the Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO) and TWAS, and sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme’s Special Unit for South-South Cooperation (UNDP-SSC), representatives from 15 developing countries met to exchange ideas and analyse best practices on knowledge sharing for local development in the South. For more information, see the Knowledge Sharing page.
Workshop on Safe Drinking Water
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, Trieste, Italy, 24-26 August 2004
Representatives of more than 20 institutions discussed scientific and technological developments and practical initiatives that have improved the quality and safety of drinking water in developing countries. The initiative is being funded by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Development Programme Special Unit for Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (UNDP/TCDC). It is planned to have a selection of case studies published in a book sponsored by WMO, TWNSO, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and UNDP/TCDC as part of the ‘Sharing Innovative Experience’ series. For more information see the 'water page'.
International Workshop on the Development of Pharmaceutical Products from Medicinal Plants
ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, Trieste, Italy, 3-6 February 2004
Some 20 scientists from 15 developing countries attended an international workshop organized by the Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO), the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the United Nations Development Programme's Special Unit on Technical Cooperation with Developing Countries (UNDP / TCDC) to discuss how traditional herbal remedies can be developed into potentially lucrative pharmaceutical products. The meeting was held from 3-6 February 2004 in Trieste, Italy. Participants decided to produce an electronic newsletter linking network members. More
TWNSO 8th General Assembly in Beijing
Beijing International Convention Center, 15 October 2003
The TWNSO 8th General Assembly took place in Beijing, China, in conjunction with the TWAS 9th General Conference, 14th General Meeting and 20th Anniversary of TWAS in October 2003. The events were convened by TWAS and TWNSO in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and other scientific organizations and governmental agencies of China. Summary and details on the TWAS website.
International Conference on Implementing Programmes to Conserve Biodiversity in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions in Developing Countries
Hilton Hotel, Rabat, Morocco, 27-30 August 2003
The conference was part of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)/United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) funded project "Promoting Best Practices for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Global Significance in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones" implemented by TWNSO. More (including conference programme)
International Conference on Biodiversity in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones
Le Meridian Heliopolis Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, 14-17 December 2002
An international conference (funded by UNEP/GEF and implemented by TWNSO) on "Promoting Best Practices for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Global Significance in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones" took place 14-17 December 2002 in Cairo, Egypt. More
TWNSO 7th General Assembly in New Delhi
Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, 20 October 2002
The TWNSO 7th General Assembly was held in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, 20 October 2002, in conjunction with the TWAS 8th General Conference. Details on the TWAS website.
Renewable Energy Technology Applications in the South
ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 7-9 October 2002
The first workshop on "Promoting Best Practices for Renewable Energy Technology Applications in the South" was held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy, from 7 to 9 October 2002. Workshop Programme