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Kenyan SET-DEV partners kick off meeting on STR

The Kenyan SET-DEV Partners meeting was held on 5th August 2008 at the ATPS Boardroom in Nairobi  Kenya. Dr Kevin Urama, Dr Catherine Adeya-Weya, Mr Murimi Muriuki, Ms Ruth Wanjala and Ms Carol Mbugua represented the ATPS while IntermediaNCG was represented by Mr John Fox, Dr Laure Dutaur and Ms Christine Kamau.

ATPS and IntermediaNCG are part of consortium of 11 like minded institutions in Europe, Africa andAsia who are participating in a New EU Framework VII (FP7) Coordination and Support ActionProject "Science, Ethics and Technological Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Countries (SET-DEV)."

This project aims to bring science closer to society, to facilitate sharing of experiences and responsibilities for scientific and technological research (STR) amongst targeted partner countries in Europe, Africa and Asia; to strengthen international and regional networks in the fields of ethics and science, and to implement best practices in developing countries and emerging economies.

During this Kenyan partners meeting, the Kenyan partners, were briefed on the SET-DEV steering committee meeting that was attended by IntermediaNCG representative, Mr Brice Montfraix and ATPS Representative, Dr Kevin Urama on July 11, 2008 in Rome.

Partners at the meeting discussed the project work packages and allocated duties to initiate the project. After discussions, the meeting appointed Dr Dutaur from IntermediaNCG and Ms Wanjala from ATPS to work on the literature review process for the project. The meeting further appointed Ms Kariuki from IntermediaNCG and Ms Mbugua from ATPS to draft preliminary budgets for upcoming project conferences and workshops.

The three year project is led by CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERECHE of Rome, Italy. The project is expected to develop and disseminate a series of policy guidelines on ethics and science to foster best practices in science and technology policy research in post-modern societies and implement pilot programs in India and Kenya.

Posted on Wednesday 6th August, 2008




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