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International Workshop on ‘Trends in Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting’, Dubai, 27-29 March 2017

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One is well aware from various studies that the global demand for energy is currently growing beyond the limits of installable generation capacity. An effective energy solution should be able to address long-term issues by utilising alternative and renewable energy sources, of which solar energy being abundantly available is evidently a promisingly winning option. Solar power generation either by direct conversion of  sunlight into electricity through photovoltaics (PV) or by indirect use of concentrated solar energy has a competitive edge over other energy sources in terms of cost and may serve to sustain the lives of millions of underprivileged people in the developing countries.

In order to deliberate on the current trends in solar power generation, its storage,  harnessing and related issues, the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) jointly with the Amity University, UP, India, Dubai Campus announces the organisation of an International Workshop on Trends in Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting’ in Dubai during 27-29 March 2017 and invites nominations from concerned scientists and technologists, solar energy specialists, entrepreuners and industry representatives, NGOs and government officials from the member states of the NAM S&T Centre as well as other developing countries engaged in activities related to solar power generation and harvesting

The following may please be noted: 

(a)    The last date for submission of applications is Monday, 27th February 2017.

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 selection will be strictly on the merit of the presentation material submitted by the applicants, their academic background and professional experience and interest of their parent organisations in the subject area.

(c)      Free local hospitality, including accommodation and meals, will be provided by the local organisers to all foreign participants from Sunday, 26th March (noon) to Thursday, 30th March (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.

        Transport will also be provided to the participants free of any cost for their airport transfer and local travel in connection with the Workshop.

(d)     Application for participation in the International 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. The Nomination Form should be filled in completely, either by typing or in capital letters, without leaving any column blank.

The Indian applicants, however, should send their Nomination Forms only to the Amity University, Noida.

(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)      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 Dubai by Excursion Class by Shortest Route to only one official nominee of each country, provided the 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 the NAM S&T Centre will consider only one official nomination from a member country for full financial support by the Centre, subject to the availability of seats and the applicant fulfilling all the above stated criteria. Any additional nominations from the Focal Points may also be considered subject to the availability of seats, but such applicants would have to arrange for their international fare and would also be required to make payment of a Processing Fee of US$400 to the Centre in advance.

(g)     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 make payment of a Processing Fee of US$400 to the Centre in advance.

(h)     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 not yet fully availed of this privilege and desires to make a nomination for attending this Workshop, the NAM S&T Centre will provide return international airfare to Dubai 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 network membership subscription, if selected, will make their own arrangement for international travel and will also be required to make payment of a Processing Fee of US$400 to the Centre in advance.

(i)       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$400 to the NAM S&T Centre immediately after selection and will also make their own arrangement for international travel.

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

(k)     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.

(l)       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.

[ Announcement ] [ Nomination Form ]

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