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S&T Diplomacy and Sustainable Development in the Developing Countries
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Tahereh Miremadi
xvi+200p., figs., tabls., col.plts., 25 cm
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Weight :  450 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2017
 

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ISBN: 9789351248231
Status: LATEST(In Stock) 
Price: Rs 1395.00  

Science as an instrument has often been used to attend the problems of mutual interest and build constructive bilateral, regional and multilateral partnerships between the nations in the areas of strategic relevance, technology transfer, intellectual property rights, trade and commerce etc. In today's world, the innovating procedures, development and transfer of emerging and advanced technologies necessitate inter-government cooperation and in international dealings among nations, science as a diplomatic tool helps in removing political barriers offering tangible benefits to the concerned parties. Science diplomacy aids in fostering international collaborations among scientists in nations, including the ones where official diplomatic relations might be limited or strained, by providing a platform for scientists to cooperate. The potential of science and technology is slowly gaining recognition and many developing countries have initiated actions in leveraging international cooperation for national needs and priorities through science diplomacy and making new investments in human resources and infrastructure to enhance their S&T capabilities.
In order to discuss the above issues, the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) organised an international workshop on 'Perspectives on Science and Technology Diplomacy for Sustainable Development in NAM and Other Developing Countries' at Manesar (Haryana), India during 27-30 May 2014. The workshop facilitated the capacity building and exchange of information and expertise among the developing countries.
This book comprises 14 papers from the researchers and professionals of 11 countries. The papers in this book have been categorised in four sections, namely, National Experiences, Regional Cooperation and South-South Relations, International Organisations and Networking and Theoretical Frameworks.
The book is expected to be of great value to the researchers, policy makers and government officials of the developing countries who are engaged in international science and technology cooperation and deal with diplomatic negotiations on S&T affairs.

Foreword v
Prof. (Dr.)
Preface vii
Prof. Dr. Tahereh Miremadi, Mr. Abdul Haseeb Arabzai and
Mrs. Sadhana Relia
Introduction xiii
Prof. (Dr.) Arun P. Kulshreshtha
— Section I —
National Experiences
1. Science and Technology Diplomacy:
Progress of the Engineering Education in Cambodia 3
2. Science and Technology Diplomacy:
Iran and the Path to Development 11
3. Leveraging on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
Policy by Enhancing Collaborative Diplomacy 21
4. S&T Diplomacy: Status and Opportunities for the
Republic of Mauritius 31
5. Status of Science and Technology Diplomacy and
Need for Capacity Building in Nepal 43
6. Science and Technology Diplomacy: Impacts, Achievements,
Opportunities and Challenges 53
— Section II —
Regional Cooperation and South-South Relations
7. Better Diplomacy and Better Science for Better Development:
A Way Forward Fulfilling Post-2015 Development Agenda
and Sustainable Development Goals 65
8. Enhancing Technical and Vocational Education through
Science and Technology Diplomacy 79
9. Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps Scheme: A Model for Science and
Technology Diplomacy in Developing Countries 93
— Section III —
International Organisations and Networking
10. Enhancing National Capacities for Sustainable Development:
The Case of Oceans, Seas and Developing Countries 107
11. Science and Technology Diplomacy in the Area of Nanotechnology 115
12. Specialized Centre for Scientific Research and Treatment with Laser 145
— Section IV —
Theoretical Frameworks
13. A Hybrid Model for Integrating S&T Policy with S&T Diplomacy 161
14. The Turkish Vision for Science, Technology, and Innovation 177
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The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) is an inter-governmental organisation with a membership of 48 countries spread over Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Besides this, 12 S&T agencies and academic / research institutions of Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, India, Nigeria and Turkey are the members of the S&T-Industry Network of the Centre. The Centre was set up in 1989 to promote South-South cooperation through mutually beneficial partnerships among scientists and technologists and scientific organisations in developing countries. It implements a variety of programmes including international workshops, meetings, roundtables, training courses and collaborative projects and brings out scientific publications, including a quarterly Newsletter. It is also implementing 7 Fellowship schemes, namely, NAM S&T Centre Research Fellowship, Joint NAM S&T Centre – ICCBS Karachi Fellowship, Joint CSIR / CFTRI (Diamond Jubilee) - NAM S&T Centre Fellowship, Joint NAM S&T Centre – ZMT Bremen Fellowship, Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS), NAM S&T Centre – U2ACN2 Research Associateship in Nanosciences & Nanotechnology and Joint NAM S&T Centre – DST (South Africa) Training Fellowship on Minerals Processing & Beneficiation in Indian institutions. These activities provide, among others, the opportunity for scientist-to-scientist contact and interaction, training and expert assistance, familiarising the scientific community on the latest developments and techniques in the subject areas, and identification of technologies for transfer between member countries. The Centre has so far brought out 70 publications and has organised 100 international workshops and training programmes.
For further details, please visit www.namstct.org or write to the Director General, NAM S&T Centre, Core 6A, 2nd Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, India (Phone: +91-11-24645134/ 24644974; Fax: +91-11-24644973; E-mail: namstcentre@gmail.com; namstct@bol.net.in).

   

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