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WCS Follow-up Symposium, Harnessing science for society: further partnerships. Venice, March 2-5, 2005. Intergovernmental initiatives for capacity building in science and technology. Maciej Nalecz , Director, Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences, UNESCO HQ, PARIS.

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WCS Follow-up Symposium, Harnessing science for society: further partnerships. Venice, March 2-5, 2005

Intergovernmental initiatives for capacity building in science and technology

Maciej Nalecz,Director, Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences, UNESCO HQ, PARIS

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Intergovernmental programmes
  • MAB (Man and the Biosphere Programme)
  • IHP (International Hydrological Programme)
  • IOC (International Oceanographic Commission)
  • IGCP (International Geological Correlation Programme)
  • MOST (Management of Social Transformation Programme)
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New addition to the list:International Basic Sciences Programme
  • Members of Scientific Board nominated
  • Secretariat formed
  • First call for proposals concluded
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Intergovernmental centres of excellence
  • CERN
  • CLAF
  • ICTP
  • EMBL
  • CIMPA
  • ICGEB
  • ICIPE
  • IIMCB
  • IHE
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New addition to the list: SESAME

Members

Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority and Turkey

Observers

Greece, Italy, Germany, Kuwait, Russia, Sweden, U.K. and U.S.A.

  • Center established
  • Training programme being implemented
  • First operational beamline envisaged in 2007
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Intergovernmental initiatives in networking

Non-UNESCO networks

  • EMBO
  • IMBN
  • IAC
  • IANAS
  • Latin American Scientific Networks
  • Cariscience

UNESCO networks

  • MIRCENs
  • MCBN
  • UNESCO Chairs
  • UNESCO Biosphere Reserves
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Intergovernmental initiatives in sponsoring science
  • European Framework Programmes
  • ESF (European Science Foundation)
  • Currently debated: ERC (European Research Council)
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Capacity building in science and technology

Intergovernmental initiatives are difficult to start and run, but usually successful

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