Subject: FYI:GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF TECHNOLOGY
From: jean_camp@harvard.edu
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 16:01:56 -0500

                                                                       
                                                                            
 Workshop
on                                                                
 GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF
TECHNOLOGY                                            
 Meeting the Needs of Developing
Countries                                  
                                                                            
 Workshop
Homepage:                                                         

http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cidbiotech/globalgovconf/index.htm              
 Tentative
Program:                                                         

http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cidbiotech/globalgovconf/ggtprogram.htm         

Registration:                                                              

http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cidbiotech/globalgovconf/ggtreg.htm             
                                                                            
                                                                            
 Organized by
the                                                           
 Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard
University    
 Center for International Development, Harvard
University                   
                                                                            
                                                                            
 Cambridge,
Massachusetts                                                   
 20-21 April
2001                                                           
                                                                            
                                                                            
 Contact: Calestous Juma <calestous_juma@harvard.edu> or Karen
Fang         

<kfang@ksg.harvard.edu>                                                    
                                                                            
                                                                            
 Science and technology is widely recognized as an important factor in
the  
 economic transformation of developing countries. However, the
global       
 economy is marked by extreme disparities in the creation of scientific
and 
 technical knowledge. The majority of the world's scientific knowledge
is   
 generated and utilized in industrialized countries. Mobilizing
this        
 knowledge to meet the agricultural, health, communication
and              
 environmental needs of the poor has become of the most important issues
in 
 international
relations.                                                   
                                                                            
                                                                            
 The aim of the workshop is to identify ways of using the
world's           
 scientific and technological knowledge to meet the needs of the poor
in    
 developing countries. More specifically, the workshop will examine:
(a)    
 linkages between science, technology and development; (b)
national         
 innovations systems and global trends in science and technology;
(c)       
 incentives measures for technological innovation; (d)
international        
 cooperation and assistance; and (e) technological capacity building
and    
 utilization in developing
countries.                                       
                                                                            
                                                                            
 Presentations will be based on comparative experiences from developed
and  
 developing countries. Participants will be drawn from
government,          
 industry, academia, international organizations and civil society.
The     
 workshop is part of an on-going effort to explore the linkages
between     
 science, technology and globalization. It is funded by the
Rockefeller     
 Foundation, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
at     
 Harvard University and the Center for International Development at
Harvard 

University.                                                                
                                                                            
                                                                            
 The workshop builds on the results of the Research Seminar on
Global       
 Governance of Biotechnology (January 31-April 25, 2001). Other
related     
 activities include the International Conference on Biotechnology in
the    
 Global Economy: Science and the Precautionary Principle, held in
September 
 2000; as well as future conferences on Ethical Considerations to
take      
 place May 1-2, 2001; Biotechnology in Developing Countries;
Biodiversity   
 and Traditional Knowledge; and Institutional
Innovation.                   
                                                                            
                                                                            
 There is no charge for registration. Participants are responsible
for      
 their own travel and
accommodation.