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Computer conf. on Technology Transfer in Remote Communities

Eng-Leong Foo Eng-Leong_Foo_MIRCEN-KI at MICFORUM.KI.SE
Thu Feb 17 13:29:25 EST 1994


Computer conf. on Technology Transfer in Remote Communities
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The Institute for Environmental Science (Murdoch Univ., Australia), in
cooperation with the UNESCO Microbial Resources Center (Karolinska
Inst., Sweden) and the Biofocus Foundation, invites you to participate
in the electronic extension of the Australian National Conference on
"Technology Transfer in Remote Communities" (Murdoch Univ., Perth, 6-7
April). This computer conference is organized under the aegis of the
International Conference on Ecotechnology for Sustainable Development
(ECOTECH'94, Jan-Oct 1994).

Via the electronic mailing list "ET-PERTH", abstracts of papers will be
available from 14th March. The computer conference is aimed at
encouraging a global discussion related to the technology transfer in
remote communities and to facilitate information exchange on similiar
experiences from other parts of the world.

The Perth Meeting concerns health improvement, infrastructure
development and employment have been key goals behind Aboriginal
development policies of self-determination and empowerment. Associated
with these elements of community development has been the transfer of
technologies to and from Aboriginal society. Earlier conferences, such
as the 1985 CSIRO "Science and Technology for Aboriginal Development"
and the 1988 Murdoch University "Science and Technology for Remote
Communities" have similarly presented information of their time on
issues, like - has there been a concern with sustainable development
and what contribution has been made ?.

     The 1994 meeting will focus on case studies of community
development projects involving transfer of science and technology and
will seek to understand their outcomes. While in 1988 numerous
innovative technologies were presented for potential application, the
1994 meeting will concentrate on experiences, problems and benefits
that have occurred with the implementation of programmes and
innovations.

To join the computer conference, send an e-mail to
LISTSERV at SEARN.SUNET.SE with the message:
SUBSCRIBE ET-PERTH (your name, organization)

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via email:
Organizers:  Prof. Goen Ho       ho at essun1.murdoch.edu.au
             Mr. Eng-Leong Foo   eng-leong_foo_mircen-ki at micforum.ki.se

Via Post/phone/fax:
Martin Anda or Dr. Kuruvilla Mathew
Remote Area Developments Group
Institute for Environmental Sciences
Murdock University, Murdoch WA 6150
Tel: 09-360 6123/ 360 2896  Fax: 09-310 4997



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