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International Workshop on 'Technological Innovation and Management for Sustainable Development (For Greener, Safer & Smarter World)', Gwalior, India, 27-29 March 2018

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The 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development with a set of 17 Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity aimed at, among others, the eradication of poverty, providing a balanced climate, intact ecosystems, universal energy access, doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, etc. A large number of organisations and individuals across the globe are striving to achieve these. However, it is a long road ahead that requires a deep understanding of the sociology and science behind the SDG targets, development of technology, innovation and technology management in a multifaceted manner.

With the above in view, the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) in partnership with the ITM University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India announces the organisation of an International Workshop on ‘Technological Innovation and Management for Sustainable Development (For Greener, Safer & Smarter World)’ in Gwalior, India during 27-29 March 2018.

The main objectives of the Workshop include disseminating knowledge about sustainable development within the framework of the Workshop theme, brainstorming on the current perspectives of sustainable development in developed and developing economies, providing a platform to technocrats, experts and academicians from different countries to present their innovative and constructive ideas, and formulating a holistic approach in decision making on the basis of environment, economies and technology options, which can in follow-up be proposed to respective governments for adoption with necessary amendments.

The following may please be noted: 

(a)       The last date for submission of applications is Monday, 26th February 2018. Only limited seats are available for participation in this event. Since a large number of applications are expected, early response is advisable to avoid disappointment.

(b)      The foreign participants of the Workshop sponsored by the NAM S&T Centre will be provided free of any cost transportation from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India to Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), India.

(c)       Free local hospitality, including accommodation and meals, will be provided to all the NAM S&T Centre sponsored foreign participants from 26th March 2018 (Noon) to 30th March 2018  (Noon), i.e. for 4 nights commencing from one day before the Workshop and for an additional day after its conclusion. The participants should arrange their flight schedules accordingly, otherwise they will have to make their own arrangement of stay beyond these days.

(d)      Application for participation in the Workshop may please be made only to the NAM S&T Centre (E-mail: namstcentre@gmail.com) in the Nomination Form attached with the Announcement, except by those from India.

Applicants from India, however, should send their Nomination Forms directly to the ITM University, Gwalior.

(e)      It is mandatory for all participants to make a presentation during the Workshop. Accordingly, an extended abstract (1-2 pages, in MS Word) of the material proposed to be presented during the event must be attached with the Nomination Form, without which the application shall be deemed invalid.

(f)       The selection for attending the Workshop will be made strictly on the merit of the abstract of the paper to be presented by the applicants during the event, their academic background and professional experience, and interest of their parent organisation in the subject area.

(g)      For applications received from the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre, which are regularly paying their annual subscription: The NAM S&T Centre will provide return international airfare to New Delhi, India by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to only one official nominee of each country, whose application is routed through the Focal Point of the NAM S&T Centre in the applicant’s country.

        In this connection, the Focal Points may please note that they may endorse any number of applications, but the NAM S&T Centre will consider only one official nomination for full financial support by the Centre, subject to the availability of seats and the applicant fulfilling all the above stated criteria. The additional nominations from the Focal Points, if any, as well as the applications directly received by the NAM S&T Centre, may also be considered subject to the availability of seats, but such applicants will have to arrange for their international fare and will also be required to pay in advance a Processing Fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre.

(h)      For applications received from the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre defaulting on the payment of their annual dues: Selected nominees of the Focal Points from those of the member countries that are overdue on the payment of their annual subscription and any other selected applicants will make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to pay in advance a Processing Fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre.

(i)        For nominations received from the S&T-Industry Network Members of the NAM S&T Centre: The NAM S&T – Industry Network entitles each Network member, which has no outstanding dues against its membership subscription, to get invitation for two nominees each year with full finances paid by the Centre for participation in appropriate activities organised by the Centre. Accordingly, if a Network member has still not fully availed of this privilege and desires to make a nomination for attending this Workshop, the NAM S&T Centre will provide to and fro international airfare to Colombo by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to such official nominee of the Network member, if selected.

        Any additional nominee(s) of the paying S&T-Industry Network Members, as well as the nominees of those Network Members, which are overdue on the payment of their annual membership subscription, if selected, will make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to pay in advance a Processing Fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre. 

(j)        For applicants from the non-member countries and any other applicants in their individual capacity from countries other than India: They may send the completed Nomination Form directly to the NAM S&T Centre. They will be required to pay a Processing Fee of US$500 to the NAM S&T Centre immediately after selection and will also make their own arrangement for international travel.

(k)       Other details are available in the attached Announcement.

(l)        Information on the member countries and S&T-Industry Network members of the NAM S&T Centre and names/addresses of the Focal Points may be seen on the Centre’s website www.namstct.org.

(m)     English will be the official language of the Workshop.

All correspondence may please be made by email. All documents should be prepared in MS Word Format (or electronically scanned in case of the passport) and sent as attachments to the email. Kindly DO NOT SEND us fax messages or hard copies to save paper and energy.

Announcement ][ Nommination Form ]

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