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Vol. 35 No. 1
January-February 2013

Where 2B &Y | Announcements of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other upcoming activities.

Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

24–26 February 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The IAP—the global network of science academies— Conference on Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations: Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development will be hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 24–26 February 2013. The conference will be followed by the IAP General Assembly on 27 February.

The overarching goals of the conference are as
follows:

  1. highlight the important contributions of science to poverty eradication and sustainable development
  2. connect IAP academies and members with Grand Challenge opportunities
  3. provide the opportunity for IAP academies and members to shape future Grand Challenges
  4. showcase innovators, particularly young innovators, tackling these Grand Challenges

IAP is a global network of the world’s science academies, launched in 1993. Its primary goal is to help member academies work together to advise citizens and public officials on the scientific aspects of critical global issues. IAP is particularly interested in assisting young and small academies achieve these goals and, through the communication links and networks created by IAP activities, all academies will be able to raise both their public profile among citizens and their influence among policy makers.

www.interacademies.net/Activities/10880/18317.aspx


 

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