Africa: International Scientific Advisory Board of the International Centre for Biotechnology

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Signature of the agreement on Biotechnology (UNESCO-Nigeria)

The International Scientific Advisory Board for the International Institute for Biotechnology, a UNESCO Category II, will be having its inaugural meeting and its scientific session at the University of Nigeria (Nsukka) from 4 to 8 February 2013. A one-day seminar is planned during that session and will be devoted to Biotechnology: Prospects and Challenges for Africa.
The University of Nigeria (Nsukka) is hosting the International Institute for Biotechnology, a UNESCO Category II facility at Nsukka, Nigeria. This Regional Centre is the first Institute of its kind in Africa and the agreement for its establishment was signed by UNESCO and the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 15 October 2012. The International Scientific Advisory Board for the Centre will be having its inaugural meeting and scientific session at the University of Nigeria (Nsukka) from 4 to 8 February 2013. As part of the meeting a one day scientific session has been planned for Thursday 7 February 2013. The meetings and scientific session on the 7 February will bring together stakeholders and experts in Biotechnology from the region and beyond who will address critical issues of Food Security and Tropical Disease Research in Africa; these being the principal focal areas of the centre. The theme for the day seminar is: "Biotechnology: Prospects and Challenges for Africa".


Details

Type of Event Consultative Meeting
Start 04.02.2013 10:00 local time
End 08.02.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Hoareau, Lucy
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Sima Taheri, 84175, s.taheri@unesco.org
Country Nigeria
City Nsukka
Venue University of Nigeria-Nsukka
Street University of Nigeria
Room
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website
Link 1 Science Education Website
Link 2 University of Nigeria website
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