Africa: International Scientific Advisory Board of the International Centre for Biotechnology

When, local time: 
Monday, 4 February 2013 - 10:00am to Friday, 8 February 2013 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Nsukka
Type of Event: 
Консультативное совещание
Contact: 
Sima Taheri, 84175, s.taheri@unesco.org
The University of Nigeria (Nsukka) is hosting the International Institute for Biotechnology, a UNESCO Category II facility at Nsukka, Nigeria. This Regional Centre is the first Institute of its kind in Africa and the agreement for its establishment was signed by UNESCO and the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 15 October 2012. The International Scientific Advisory Board for the Centre will be having its inaugural meeting and scientific session at the University of Nigeria (Nsukka) from 4 to 8 February 2013. As part of the meeting a one day scientific session has been planned for Thursday 7 February 2013. The meetings and scientific session on the 7 February will bring together stakeholders and experts in Biotechnology from the region and beyond who will address critical issues of Food Security and Tropical Disease Research in Africa; these being the principal focal areas of the centre. The theme for the day seminar is: "Biotechnology: Prospects and Challenges for Africa".