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Conference on Water Rights PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 15:04

The Palestine Academy for Science and Technology participated in the International Conference on “The Value of Water: Knowledge and Rights” which was held from 18 until 20 March 2004 at La Sapienza University of Rome.

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The Role Of The Palestine Academy For Science And Technology In The National Effort Towards Promoting Science And Technology PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 14:49

On 28 September 2005, the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology held a workshop, titled “The role of the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology in the national effort towards promoting Science and Technology”, at the PRCS headquarters in Al-Bireh.

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ESTIME Project PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 14:39

ESTIME Project

The Academy, being the main Palestinian partner of the project, has participated in the meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership project ESTIME, which took place in Casablanca, Morocco, from 23rd – 25th November, 2006. During the meeting, the academy Secretary General Dr. Imad Khatib presented the “Potential of Innovation in Palestinian National Authority (PNA)”.

Second Global Meeting of the IAMP

The InterAcademy Medical Panels 2nd Global Meeting took place 3-6 April 2006 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) generously hosted the conference, which was attended by more than 320 policymakers, international health experts, journalists and scientists from 49 countries. The meeting was held in conjunction with the official launch of the publications of the Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP). Dr. Abdelaziz Al Labadi Professor at the school of medicine at Al-Quds University attended the conference on behalf of the Palestine Academy and represents the Academy at the DCPP Launch. The program will illuminate to a global audience the importance of setting well-defined health priorities and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based interventions.
Seven Programs were endorsed by the General Assembly on 6th April in Beijing, China .

Reducing Maternal and Perinatal Mortality
Workshops on Scientific Writing for Young Scientists and Clinicians
On the Control of Emerging Infections
Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease in Developing Countries
The Mother-Child Health International Research Network
Health Care Quality in a Global Perspective
Disease Control Priorities Project - dissemination of recommendations

In addition to the official launch of the DCPPs publications featuring cost-effective strategies for improving public health in the developing world, conference attendees examined such related topics as the public health threat posed by avian influenza and the alarming state of road safety in poor countries that are experiencing enormous increases in traffic.

Full details are available on the IAMP website (www.iamp-online.org).

Meeting of the Women Health Education Program in Paris

Dr. Madline Sabbooba represented the Palestine academy at the Meeting of the Scientific Committee for Women Health Education Program (WHEP) that was held in Paris, on October 26th and 27th, 2006. The WHEP is an international program implemented for 2004-2006 by the Inter Academy Panel and is dedicated to health education of women in developing countries. “it aims at bringing health sciences-hygiene, nutrition-to women and the communities where they live, thus modifying their knowledge and behaviour according to integrated processes involving committed authorities” –directly quoted from WHEP meeting minutes. The French Academy of Sciences has been identified as the lead academy for this program; accordingly the workshop place was set. The objectives of the meeting are:

  • evaluation and stage restitution of the EPLS Pilot Project on Health Education in a rural school environment, as part of the Senegal River Basin development project: "Health along the River",

  • strategical orientations for 2007

  • evaluation of the Women’s Health Educational Programmes.

Full details are available on the WHED website (http://www.whep.info)

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY (ISGWAS)

Dr. Jad Isaac, director of the Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ), attended as the Palestinian Keynote Speaker on behalf of the Palestine Academy the International Symposium on Groundwater Sustainability that took place in Alicante, Spain, 24-27 Jan 2006. Dr. Isaac has participated in the session theme: Information, Education, and Conflict Prevention, by presenting a paper titled: “The Role of Groundwater in the Water Conflict and Resolution between Israelis and Palestinians”. The symposium discussed the importance of achieving a log-term sustainable use of groundwater and what it depends on as well as discussed new development plans. Many experts from different disciplines and world regions got together to discuss these issues and suggest solutions. The ISGWAS symposium is part of the Interacademy Panel’s (IAP) Water Program for the triennium 2004-2006. The symposium has produced the "Alicante Declaration", which is the action agenda that resulted from the debates held during the celebration of the International Symposium on Groundwater Sustainability (ISGWAS). Full details including the Alicante Declaration please visit the ISGWAS website at (http://aguas.igme.es/igme/ISGWAS/ing/)

The Academy, being the main Palestinian partner of the project, has participated in the meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership project ESTIME, which took place in Casablanca, Morocco, from 23rd – 25th November, 2006.

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IAP Water Program PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 12:46

 

The regional workshop “integrated water resources management “was held in Amman, Jordan from the period of 7 -9 march 2007. It was organized by the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) of Jordan and Inter Academy Panel (IAP),

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