The International Science and Technology and Innovation Centre (ISTIC) for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO is inviting participants to the International Forum on Harnessing Women’s Talents in Science, Technology and Innovation which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 25-26 May 2015.

The main objective of the forum is to share perspectives in devising strategies to address the imbalance of women participation at the leadership level in science, technology and engineering in the business and government sectors. Relative to this, we are seeking assistance in nominating candidate(s) to participate in the forum. The participant must possess the following minimum criteria:

  • Holding a senior position in the organization involved in women’s affairs
  • Has good command  of the English language (both oral and written)
  • Must be in good health

The organizers will provide hotel accommodation and local hospitality for the duration of the forum to selected international participants. Since the organizers will not provide travel grants to the participants, international airfare will be shouldered by the sending agency.

Interested participants are required to complete the application form which can be downloaded along with the brochure from http://www.istic-unesco.organd submit to Ms. Charlene Basig thru email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 30 April 2015.

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The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), in partnership with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) will host the Global Forum for Research and Innovation for Health 2015 this coming August 24-27, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. The event’s objective is to discover solutions to world’s unmet health needs through research and innovation.


The overall theme of the Forum is “People at the center of research and innovation for health” which is further divided into six sub-themes:

-       Social Accountability

-       Increasing Investments

-       Country-driven Capacity Building

-       Food Security and Safety

-       Health in Mega-Cities

-       Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction


We encourage everyone to join the Global Forum 2015. This will bring together all stakeholders who play a role in making research and innovation benefit health, equity and development. This includes high-level representatives from government, business, non-profits, international organizations, academic and research institutions and social entrepreneurs among others.


Furthermore, we encourage everyone to participate in the forum’s Call for Abstracts. For more details and information, please click this link:

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