Tuesday , 19 March 2019

Science

Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

By T.V. Padma – SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal ‘government group network’ to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change and share knowledge and evidence gathered from projects. The formation of the network was announced at the seventh international conference on CBA, which was opened in Dhaka last week (22 April) by …

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Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology launches first satellite project to be completed in UAE

Core team of 45 UAE experts, engineers to lead development of DubaiSat-3 Project. Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has today (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) announced the launch of the new strategic project DubaiSat-3, the first satellite that will be completed in the UAE. A core team of 45 UAE experts and engineers will lead the development of …

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Science and NGO practice are closer than they appear

By Anita Makri and Nick Ishmael Perkins – SciDev.Net Recognising common ground is the first step towards concrete ways of enhancing the work of both scientists and development practitioners. The world of science, technology and engineering might seem, for good reason, miles away from the day-to-day work of most development NGOs. But if you get past the jargon or the …

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Men blamed for hindering female Arab scientists

By Rehab Abd Almohsen – SciDev.Net A lack of support from governments, research institutes and male colleagues is holding back women scientists in the Arab world and reforms in the wake of the Arab Spring may end up blocking their hoped-for empowerment, a conference has heard. The International Conference on Women in Science and Technology in the Arab Countries, held in …

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Dubai School of Government and Bayt.com Release White Paper on New Online Trends in the Arab Region

Study indicates 71% of Arabs use the internet as an alternative to traditional communication, 28% prefer social media as the primary source of news, matching preferences for traditional media, while 18% have never used any electronic government services. The Internet is today one of the primary drivers for economic and social development in the Arab region, transforming commercial transactions, social …

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Open access is the future for Africa’s science media

By Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains Editor Brains Network editor Marc Mcilhone backs open sharing in the second article on how to support online science journalism in Africa. The physical publishing of books, newspapers and magazines is as outdated as the concept of notebook journalism represented by Clark Kent — instead of Superman giving us our daily dose of news, we …

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UAE: DuBiotech on mission to foster closer partnership with US business

Dubai, UAE: A delegation from DuBiotech, a free zone dedicated to facilitating and fostering the growth of the life sciences industry in the UAE, will attend this week’s BIO International Convention in Chicago, Illinois, to educate and inform American investors about Dubai’s thriving biotech sector. Marwan Abdulaziz, Executive Director of DuBiotech will attend the Convention, the world’s largest biotechnology event, …

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Abu-Ghazaleh, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education Discuss Cooperation

HE Dr. Mustafa Masad, Minister of Higher Education in Egypt and HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh during their meeting at the headquarters of the Supreme Council of Universities in Cairo. Establishing an Open free zone Lightpath Exchange facility for research and education in the Arab region CAIRO: HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) …

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Islam Analysis: Do or die for OIC science cooperation

By Athar Osama – Sci.Dev.Net The Islamic world’s current science effort is on life support and without major ‘surgery’ could be yet another policy failure, says Athar Osama. In 2007, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) created the Science, Technology and Innovation Organisation (STIO) to jumpstart science cooperation among its 57 member countries. Three years later, a founding meeting approved …

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Data dearth impeding fight against desertification

By Jan Piotrowski – SciDev.Net The lack of location-specific scientific data on the degradation of land, and the dearth of networks through which to share such data where it does exist, are hampering the fight against desertification, a conference has heard. The absence of such data means that the global models that map land degradation and are used in policy …

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