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Saturday, 12 May

Stazione Marittima Congress Centre

09:00-10:00 Knowledge and Sustainable Development

How to place research and innovation on the national, as well on the international agenda for development?

How to enhance scientific capacity in developing countries in order to generate appropriate technologies and to base political decisions on the best available information?

10:00-10:30 Discussion and Report of the Rapporteur
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-13:00 Special Session on "Science, Technology and Innovation: Perspectives for Africa"

The continued interest of G8 countries and UNESCO in the economic development of Africa is well known. The scientific and technological development represents an important part of the economic development. This session focuses on opportunities of scientific cooperation, at both the North-South and the South-South levels.

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Closing Session

14:30-15:45 Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Future

Many issues of the Forum will have been discussed by now. This session will focus on outstanding issues for the future, taking into account, in part, the past perspectives and developments.

15:45-16:30 Discussion
16:30 Concluding Remarks

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