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Bio-Innovate Program Regional Scientific Conference: Harnessing bioresources innovations for socio-economic transformation of eastern Africa

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Poster announcing the “Bio-Innovate Program Regional Scientific Conference”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 25-28 February 2013.

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Bio-Innovate Program Regional Scientific Conference: Harnessing bioresources innovations for socio-economic transformation of eastern Africa

  1. 1. Bio-Innovate Program Regional Scientific ConferenceHarnessing bioresources innovations for socio-economic transformation of eastern Africa Venue: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Date: 25-28 February 2013Introduction Bio-Innovate project implementing partners and collaborators will use the opportunity to showcase their work and network with theirThe Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa contemporaries from within and outside the region. The conferenceDevelopment (Bio-Innovate) Program is a newly established regional is envisaged to foster closer regional cooperation among the variousinitiative supporting multi-disciplinary biosciences and product actors in biosciences research for development.oriented innovations with the aim of initiating, intensifying anddisseminating innovations for sustainable utilization, transformation Thematic Focusand integration of the region’s bio-resources for economic growthand development. The Program focuses on delivering new products The conference targets Bio-Innovate projects implementing partnersthrough biosciences innovation systems involving a broad sector of and collaborators and other stakeholders engaged in research andactors including scientists, private sector, policy makers, NGOs and development with a focus on crop productivity and resilience toother development practitioners. The Program is currently supporting climate change; management of agro-processing wastes and valuenine bioscience innovation and policy consortia projects bringing addition; industrial enzymes applications; and science, technologytogether 57 partnering institutions from six participating countries and innovation policy.of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanza­ ia, and Uganda and noutside the region. ProgramObjective The conference program will encompass keynote presentations from invited speakers, scientific presentations, poster sessions and The objective of the three-day scientific conference is to create a panel discussions on strategies for integrating advanced biosciencesplatform for regional collaboration, and infor­ ation and experience m innovations into socio-economic development of the region.sharing on biosciences innovation and bio-policy. More details to be communicated in due course.

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