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VI Inter-American Development Conference on CSR
Dec 4 – 5 2008
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
The central theme is Inclusive Business, which are companies that include people at the bottom of the economic pyramid in their productive activities and/or companies that develop products and services for this segment of the population.
Organizer: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in partnership with The National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI)
Caribbean Broadband Forum 2008
Nov 19 – 20 2008
This Forum will bring together ministers, regulators, carriers, donor agencies, technology suppliers, application developers and content providers to discuss policy, strategy, roadmap, technology, business models and content to enable universal broadband services throughout the Caribbean islands and harness opportunity for profit for the ICT industry, local economy and for achieving Millennium Development Goals.
Organizer: The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)
Contact: Conference Producer Miss Mani Rai at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0044 20 8834 1565
Reunión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo
Nov 12 – 14 2008
Reuniones y Seminarios Técnicos de la CEPAL sobre Desarrollo científico y transferencia de tecnología
Contacto: information Verónica Galaz: email@example.com; (56-2) 210 2239
ARTEMIS and ENIAC give go-ahead to R&D projects worth €400 million
The ARTEMIS and ENIAC Joint Undertakings have allocated €185 million of public funding to 20 industrial R&D projects. This amount will be matched by more than €200 million of own resources by industry and research actors, thus producing an R&D volume of around €400 million. The two landmark decisions were made on 23 and 28 October respectively.
These funding decisions are breakthroughs because it is the first time that Community bodies, namely the ARTEMIS and ENIAC Joint Undertakings, decide the co-financing of European cooperative projects by both national and Community funds. This increases the leverage effect of public funding and enables focusing a critical mass of resources on key competitiveness goals.
The decisions complete the evaluation and selection processes for 2008, which started with the publication of Calls for proposals in May 2008. Similar Calls are foreseen on a yearly basis, the next one to be published in February 2009.
The first of the 20 projects are expected to start work in January 2009. They address the development of chips, electronics and software systems in areas of major industrial, economic and societal impact, such as energy efficiency, smart homes and buildings, sustainable cities, automotive and avionic safety, health systems, and security.
ARTEMIS, Advanced Research & Technology for Embedded Intelligence & Systems, is a public-private partnership between the European Commission, 21 European countries and ARTEMISIA, a European association of more than 150 industry and research actors. ARTEMIS operates an industrial R&D programme in the area of electronics and software. It was established on 7 February 2008 by the Council of the EU in the form of a Joint Undertaking.
ENIAC is a public-private partnership between the European Commission, 18 countries and AENEAS, a European association combining the European industry and research actors in the field of micro- and nanoelectronics. ENIAC operates an industrial R&D programme in the field of nanoelectonic components, their manufacturing and their integration in electronic products. It was established on 7 February 2008 by the Council of the EU in the form of a Joint Undertaking.
Source: EC portal
CONVOCATORIA - Llamado a presentación de propuestas - Género e Innovación: entendiendo sus mutuos impactos e influencias
El Programa Innovación, Tecnología y Sociedad (ITS) del Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (IDRC) de Canadá apoya la investigación orientada a fortalecer las capacidades y sistemas de innovación en países en desarrollo. Los actores de un sistema de innovación, el entorno de políticas de ciencia y tecnología y la interfaz de los sistemas de innovación con la sociedad son las tres áreas temáticas que enfoca el programa. Mayor información en www.idrc.ca/its.
Este llamado a propuestas tiene por objeto examinar al género desde la perspectiva más amplia de sistemas de innovación en países en desarrollo. El programa apoyará la investigación orientada a entender los impedimentos a los procesos de innovación en los que incide la mujer, las oportunidades para promover una mayor participación e incidencia de la mujer, y los impactos diferenciales (reales y percibidos) que tienen los actuales sistemas de innovación sobre la mujer.
Fecha límite para presentación de propuestas: 19 de diciembre de 2009
Mayor información en http://www.idrc.ca/genero_e_innovacion/
The Information Society can render physical distance irrelevant - its benefits are available to people wherever they are, as long as they are online
Many EU policies and activities therefore promote the Information Society and its benefits both to the regions of Europe and to developing countries around the world, while the EU also plays a key role in developing the Information Society internationally.
* New Opportunities for Europe's Regions: By bringing people together regardless of the distance between them, the Information Society is particularly effective at bringing new social and economic opportunities to people in Europe's less developed or remote regions, helping balance development between urban and rural areas. The challenge is therefore to make sure that Europe’s regions are able to make the most of these new opportunities, and that no region is left behind (more at http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/tl/regwor/reg/index_en.htm)
* The International Dimension: The EU works with many countries, regions and international organisations to both represent Europe's interests and actively promote the benefits of the Information Society to people around the world - the Information Society: International Relations site provides more details, while the EU in the World portal looks at the wider context. (More at http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/internationalrel/index_en.htm)
Source: EC portal
Atlantic Gandhi, Caribbean Gandhi - lecture
The Committee on Historical Studies and The South Asia Forum Present:
""Atlantic Gandhi, Caribbean Gandhi""
Professor of English, University of Puerto Rico
Thursday October 30, 2008
4pm - 6 pm
80 Fifth Ave, Rm 802
The New School, New York
Nalini Natarajan has taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Miranda House, Delhi University and holds degrees from Delhi and Scotland. She is author of Woman and Indian Modernity (2002); has edited Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India (1997) and her forthcoming book is entitled The Resonating Island: the Caribbean in post-colonial dialogue.
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