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Tag Archives: Technology

Tackling the real crisis in science communication

When reviewing the agenda of the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, this week, I was reminded of my initiation at SciDev.Net. The team has a tradition of taking new staff for lunch and asking them personal, offbeat questions. I was at the centre of one such initiation recently, when I was asked …

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The 8th Financial Technology Summit to discuss Arab Banking Innovation and Competitiveness

WAM Abu Dhabi, 4th April 2012 (WAM) — The 8th Financial Technology Summit ‘&’ Meetings Middle East will be held in Abu Dhabi from 10th to 11th April, 2012, bringing together the technology leaders of the top 100 Arab Banks to discuss “Technology as a Pathway for Innovation ‘&’ Competitiveness”. The Financial Technology Summit ‘&’ Meetings Middle East (FT Summit), …

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ASTF and Awqaf New Zealand establish the Global Awqaf Research Centre “GARC”

The Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF), represented by its president Dr. Abdalla Alnajjar, and the Awqaf New Zealand (Awqaf NZ), represented by its secretary general Husain Benyounis, signed, on Tuesday night, April 3, in the city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, through the activates of the 9th cycle of the international fair and exhibition on Development and …

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Northern node of Pan-African University launched in Algeria

[ALGIERS] The northern node of the Pan African University (PAU) was formally launched at a meeting in the Algerian capital earlier this month (18 March). Mokhtar Sellami, director of research programming and prospective studies at the Ministry of Higher Education, declared the campus open at the meeting in Algiers, and said applications from prospective lecturers and students would now be …

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ASTF present the 8th Arab Technology Business Plan Competition

ASTF is committed to a message of entrepreneurs support in the circumstances of the Arab Spring. April 1, start to apply for the 8th cycle of the Arab Technology Business Plan Competition TBPC. Dr. Abdalla Alnajjar, President of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) declared that the registration and applying for the 8th Arab Technology Business Plan Competition (TBPC) …

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Forum hears proposals for African science foundation

Scientists at an all-Africa meeting on science, technology and innovation underway in Kenya have put forward a range of proposals to improve science funding for the continent — including the creation of a science foundation or fund modelled on the likes of US National Science Foundation. Delegates at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Youth Employment, Human Capital Development and Inclusive …

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Science must guide us towards a more sustainable future

A meeting in London this week will show whether science can not only diagnose our environmental crisis but also provide effective solutions. One of the most significant achievements of science over the past few decades has been to provide convincing evidence that human activity has had a growing and potentially unsustainable impact on virtually every aspect of our planet. The …

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Universities “must address youth unemployment in Africa”

[NAIROBI] Senior officials at an all-Africa conference on science and technology in Kenya have said that if high levels of youth unemployment across the African continent are to be successfully reduced, innovation and entrepreneurship need to be included in university curricula. The proposal was made at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Youth Unemployment, Human Capital …

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UAE: Global Aerospace Summit 2012 agenda finalized

Three weeks until global industry leaders land in Abu Dhabi for inaugural event ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 29 MARCH 2012: Global Aerospace Summit 2012 (“The Summit”) is pleased to announce that the agenda for the Summit taking place at St. Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi between 16-17 April 2012 has now been finalized. Tony Tyler, IATA Director General, will deliver …

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IPCC predicts rise in extreme climate events

  Climate change could mean unusually high temperatures occurring much more often in most parts of the world by the end of the century, according to a special report on extreme weather events from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “A hottest day that occurs once in 20 years is likely to become a one-in-two year event, except in the …

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