Scientific Areas of Priority

Based on the proceedings of the Inter-Governmental Consultative Conference of Experts (IGCCE) on New and High Technologies of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries held in October 1988 in New Delhi, decisions taken during various meetings of the Centre’s GC/Bureau and consultations among the member countries, several priority areas for the Centre have been identified, which are of direct relevance and benefit to developing countries. These include, among others:

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Agricultural Biotechnology,
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Bio-safety and Bio-ethical Issues,
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Environment, Biodiversity and Ecology,
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Food Processing,
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Advanced Materials Science & Engineering,
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Construction Engineering,
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Microelectronics,
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Information & Communication Technology,
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Non-conventional Energy Sources,
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Natural Disaster Management,
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Science Popularisation – Science Centres & Science Museums,
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Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Traditional Knowledge,
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Science & Technology Policy,
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Public-Private Partnership for Technological Innovation,
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Technology Transfer,
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S&T for Society,
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S&T for Women