CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Tech4Dev 2016, From Innovation to Social Impact

The 4th International Conference of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, Tech4Dev 2016, is an opportunity to: Present your research at a conference focused on innovative technologies for social impact in the Global South; network across disciplines and identify opportunities for collaboration with diverse stakeholders interested in technological innovation in the Global South.


Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts for paper or poster presentations focusing on research results, case studies, or challenges relevant to the Breakout Sessions. The abstracts should emphasize the value of technological innovation while also acknowledging the limits of technology in generating inclusive social and economic development.  Documents will be peer reviewed and conditional acceptance will be sent by 7 December 2015. The deadline for full paper submission is 15 January 2016.

Core Thematic Areas:
• Technologies for Humanitarian Action
• Medical Technologies
• Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction
• Technologies for Sustainable Access to Energy
• ICT for Development
• Technologies for Sustainable Habitat and Cities

Conference place & date : 2-4 May 2016 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Deadline for abstracts: November 6th 2015

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Convocatoria – Programa de Becas L´ORÉAL-UNESCO

La Comisión Nacional de Cooperación con la UNESCO, L’Oréal Colombia, Colciencias e ICETEX abren por séptimo año consecutivo la convocatoria del Programa Nacional de Becas L´ORÉAL UNESCO “Mujeres para la Ciencia”, que premia anualmente a dos científicas colombianas.

La convocatoria está dirigida a estudiantes colombianas de doctorado o pos-doctorado entre los 25 y los 45 años de edad, residentes en Colombia,  vinculadas a entidades públicas o privadas y que se encuentren adelantando una investigación en las siguientes áreas: ciencias de la vida, ciencias agrarias, ciencias tecnológicas, química, física, ciencias médicas y matemáticas.