Sustainable Development

Jane on September 23rd, 2010

SciDev.Net – the Science and Development Network – is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world. SciDev.Net’s vision is to achieve better-informed decisions by individuals and organisations in the developing world on science- and technology-related issues, and thus the better integration of scientific knowledge […]

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Jane on September 14th, 2010

CeDEM11 brings together e-democracy, e-participation and e-voting specialists working in academia, politics, government and businesses. The conference will take place at the Danube University in Krems in early May 2011 The call for papers reads: “During the last 10 years, the world has focused on social media and the new forms of societal behaviour, including […]

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Jane on June 30th, 2010

Two upcoming conferences: 1. African Regional Conference on Community University Partnerships and Community Based ResearchThe purpose of the conference is to bring together students, scholars, civil society organizations and local communities to exchange experiences and practices of community-university partnership activities with a focus on the Africa region. The call for abstracts is out: Presenters are […]

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Jane on April 29th, 2010

A coalition of President, Provosts, and research Vice Presidents of 27 Americans leading research universities and colleges has issued an open letter calling for greatly increased public access to the results of research funded by major federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the Centers for Disease […]

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Jane on March 18th, 2010

The Open Knowledge Foundation is an english non-for-profit organization whose objective is to promote open knowledge, defined as: Any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute — without any legal, technological or social restriction. The main principles are: 1. Free and open access to the material 2. Freedom to […]

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