UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO General Conference - 33rd Session

 Ministerial Round Table - "The Basic Sciences: The Science Lever for Development"


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Ministerial Round Table- "The Basic Sciences: The Science Lever for Development"
Friday 14 October, 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

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Programme:
3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
  • Session 4 - Continuation
    Keynote Speaker
    H.E. Professor José Mariano Gago, Minister of Science and Technology and Higher Education of Portugal

  • Final Communiqué of the Ministerial Round Table


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    Ministerial Round Table- "The Basic Sciences: The Science Lever for Development"
    Friday 14 October, 9.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

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    Programme:
    9.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.
  • Session 3 - Continuation

    11.00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Session 4 - Science policy and the role of the basic sciences for governmental decision-making

    Chair: H.E. Ms Gassama Dia, Minister of Scientific Research of Senegal

    Keynote Speakers:
    - H.E. Professor Atta-ur-Rahman Federal Minister/Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan
    - H.E. Dr Marlene Yadira Cordova, Minister of Science and Technology of Venezuela


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    Ministerial Round Table- "The Basic Sciences: The Science Lever for Development"
    Thursday 13 October, 3.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
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    Programme:
    3 p.m.- 5.30 p.m.
  • Session 2 - National and regional priorities for cooperation in the basic sciences

    Chair: H.E. Mr Lyonpo Thinley Gyamthsho, Minister of Education of Bhutan
    Keynote Speakers:
    - H.E. Dr Julio Rubio Oca, Vice-Minister of Higher Education of Mexico
    - H.E. Professor George Saitoti, Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Kenya

    5.30 p.m.- 6.30 p.m.
  • Session 3 - Building capacity in the basic sciences: relevance to developing countries

    Chair: H.E. Dr Hani Mortada, Minister of Higher Education of Syria

    Keynote Speakers:
    - H.E. Mr François Goulard, French Minister with special responsibilities for Higher Education
    - H.E. Dr Madeleine Tchuinte, Minister of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation of Cameroon
    - H.E. Mr Kapil Sibal, Minister of Science and Technology of India


  • Webcast On-demand
    Ministerial Round Table- "The Basic Sciences: The Science Lever for Development"
    Thursday 13 October, 9.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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    Programme:
    9.30 a.m. -10.30 a.m.
  • Opening of the Round Table

    Main Speaker: Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

    Addresses by eminent participants:
    - Academician Zhores I. Alferov (Russia) - Nobel Prize Winner for Physics (2001)
    - Professor Khaled Toukan, Minister of Education, and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Jordan and Director of SESAME

    10.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Session 1 The Basic Sciences: challenges in the twenty-first century

    Chair: Dr John H. Marburger III, Science Advisor to the President of the United States of America

    Keynote Speakers:
    - H.E. Mr Pravich Rattanapien, Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand
    - H.E. Professor Amr Ezzat Salama, Minister of Higher Education and Minister of State for Scientific Research of Egypt
    - Professor Robert Aymar, Director-General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)