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International Workshop on Policy Making in Popularisation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)

Deadline for international participants: 3 May 2019. The workshop will be held in Tehran, Iran, on 17-19 June 2019.

Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)

One of the major challenges facing the developing countries is to make science and technology an essential part of the culture of the people. A number of historical, cultural, political, social and economic situations have resulted in the need to develop policies and strategies that favour the popularisation of science and technology in the developing countries.

Despite the wide variety of situations, majority of the stakeholders are concerned with efforts to generate an endogenous scientific and technological culture. The popularisation of science and technology makes such knowledge a central component of the culture of social awareness and of collective intelligence.

Keeping the above in view, the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre), New Delhi, jointly with the Science Popularisation Department of the National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Tehran, Iran announces a three-day International Workshop on ‘Policy Making in Popularisation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)’ in Tehran, Iran, during 17-19 June, 2019.

The Workshop is intended to familiarise the participants with the future roadmap of ‘Policy Making in Popularisation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)’. Through the Workshop, the participants would be able to enhance their knowledge and understanding on developing various methodologies of ‘Policy Making’ in popularisation of STI, learn to make it practical and more importantly, comprehend appropriate policy framework to encourage such policy and its diffusion.

Topics

  1. Identification of educational contexts and strategies for the popularisation of science, technology and innovation
  2. Development of science and technology infrastructures for the science popularisation
  3. Popularisation of science through indigenous cultural traditions
  4. The role of informal and non-formal education in the popularisation of science, technology and innovation
  5. Identification of the challenges and limitations of popularisation of science, technology and innovation
  6. Addressing and analysing various approaches to distance learning

Experts, professionals and researchers desirous of participating in the Workshop, excepting those from Iran, are required to submit their filled-in nomination form electronically directly to the
NAM S&T Centre as early as possible, but latest before Friday, 3 May 2019
. Each participant will be
required to present a country status report and/or a research/scientific paper on any of the themes appropriate to the Workshop. Each speaker will get about 10 minutes for presentation.

More information: namstcentre@gmail.com ; (PDF) circular

[Boletín SIUN 430, 21 de marzo de 2019]

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