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22 Aug 2016 -
12:30pm to 5:00pm
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The symposium will feature focused panel discussions with speakers from a range of organisations including Burnet Institute, International Women’s Development Agency, Marie Stopes International, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Save the Children Australia, The Fred Hollows Foundation and WaterAid Australia. It will aim to investigate key questions including: how might international health programs and practice inform and stimulate research;...
A woman in Spain infected with the Zika virus has given birth to a baby with the brain disease microcephaly, thought to be the first such birth in Europe. Authorities revealed in May they had detected microcephaly in the foetus but the couple decided to keep the baby. Felix Castillo, the neonatal chief at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital, said that the child's vital signs were "normal and stable". The baby was born by caesarean section...
Within the context of small fragile economies, vast oceans and extreme vulnerability, the Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus) bi-regional dialogue platform recognises that regional cooperation amongst Small Island States of the Pacific is the only way forward to a sustainable future. These were the comments by the Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, Honourable Siaosi Sovaleni, who officiated as the Chief...
15 Jun 2016 (All day) to 16 Jun 2016 (All day)
Brussels, Belgium
The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
29 Jun 2016 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Nadi, Fiji
This half-day afternoon workshop about research and innovation funding aims to introduce researchers, administrators, government officials and innovators to funding opportunities available via the European Union (EU).
17 Aug 2016 (All day) to 2 Sep 2016 (All day)
Alpbach, Austria
History does not progress to better things on its own. It needs curious and enthusiastic people to counter the doubt, the scepticism and the loss of the familiar with intrepid ideas and illuminating thoughts. The European Forum Alpbach 2016 allows these explorers from the fields of science, business, politics, arts and civil society to find inspiration through dialogue. Armed with sound knowledge, convincing arguments and a great deal of...
The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has a job vacancy for a Project Manager, Pacific Health Research. The project manager will administer the HRC’s annual investment into Pacific health research, act as secretary for the HRC Pacific Health Research Committee, manage specific Pacific initiatives, and monitor established contracts. To be successful in the role you will have:
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as part of the strategy of the Federal Government for the Internationalization of Science and Research of the Directive on the promotion of “partnerships for sustainable solutions in developing countries — Research for Development”, seeks to pilot actions for partnerships in science, research and education with developing countries in the Asia-Pacific. An important component of this...
With this bi-regional dialogue platform, PACE-Net Plus will present a strategy to support the official recognition of the fundamental importance of STI in the sustainable development of Pacific Island Countries; PACE-Net Plus will also propose concrete joint activities to strengthen the STI cooperation between EU and the Pacific Region, thus contributing to policy dialogue between the two regions.
The EU has announced that it will release EUR 10 million to fund research looking at the link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is sweeping South America, and severe brain malformations seen in newborn babies, known as microcephaly. The Zika virus spread from Polynesia to Brazil during 2014, and in January 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) said it expected the virus would spread to most countries in the Americas. The vast...
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