[Fwd: International Conf.]

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Mon Nov 4 06:21:33 EST 1996


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Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore.

Please send mailto:darshan at frlht.ernet.in for further details.

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Subject: International Conf.
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 13:06:56 IST(GMT+0530)
From: darshan at frlht.ernet.in
Organization: Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore.
To: ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk

To

e-mail:  ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk

Dear Sir,

We would appreciate if you can carry in your Journal/News Letter
an announcement of an International Conference on "Medicinal Plants"
that
we shall be  organising in Feb. 1998 in Bangalore, India.  The text
of the
announcement is given in Annexure-I.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

DARSHAN SHANKAR
(Member, International Co-ordination Committee)

November 2, 1996

Annexure-I

International Conference
on Medicinal Plants Conservation, Utilisation, Trade &
Cultural Traditions

Central Theme:  Medicinal Plants for Survival

Dates: 16th to 20th February 1998.

Venue:  National Institute of Advanced Studies,
        Indian Institute of Science Campus,
        Bangalore - 560 012, India.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

To share experiences, approaches and strategies pertaining
specifically to medicinal plants & related to the following areas:-

1.  Conservation Action (in situ & ex situ)
2.  Databases
3.  National Conservation Policies
4.  Community oriented applications in context of Primary Health
    Care
5.  Domestication & Cultivation
6.  Trade & Small Enterprise Development
7.  Contributions of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
8.  Traditional Knowledge & Resource Rights.

EXPECTED CONFERENCE OUTCOMES

This International Conferece on medicinal plants hopes to bring
together
persons from diverse disciplines who are concerned about the future
of
medicinal plants and are keen to forge viable forms of regional and
international cooperation that will influence policies and promote
strategic action.  We therefore expect this conference to bring to
bear
a new level of analysis and an immediate action program following the
conference.

The SPECIFIC expected outcomes are:

1.  Guidelines for design of national and global medicinal plant
    conservation politics and action strategies. e
2.  Initiatives for global and regional networking of medicinal plant
    conservation efforts.
3.  Initiatives for global and regional co-operation amongst medicinal
    plant-based efforts related to primary health care, databases,
    enterprises, cultivation, indigenous knowledge systems, and
    traditional knowledge and resource rights.

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION COMMITTEE

Dr. Gerard Bodekar - Chairman, Global Initiative for Traditional
    Systems of Medicine (GIFTS OF HEALTH), U.K.

Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman, M.S.S.R.F., Madras, India

Prof. Jeffrey Burley, CBE, Director, Oxford Forestry Institute,
    U.K. & President, International Union of Forestry Research
    Organisations (IUFRO)

Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson - Secretary General, Botanical Gardens
    Conservation International (BGCI), U.K.

Dr. Allan Hamilton - World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), U.K.

Dr. Uwe Schippmann, Chaiman, Medicinal Plants Specialist Group,
    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN),
    Switzerland.

Mr. Darshan Shankar, Director, F.R.L.H.T., Bangalore, India.

Hon. Nyine Bitahwa, Member to Parliament, Uganda.

* Dr. Mark Collins, Director, World Conservation Monitoring Centre,
     Cambridge, U.K.

* Dr. Jitendra Srivastava, Agri. Div. World Bank, Washington,
     U.S.A.

* Prof. Daniel Moermann, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

* Dr. Norman Farnsworth, Dept. of Pharmacology, Univ. of Illinois,
     U.S.A.

* Dr. Kanwarjit Bawa, Dept. of Botany, University of Masachussetts,
     Boston, U.S.A.

* Prof. Chen, Director, Institute of Materia Medica, Hanoi,
     Vietnam.

* Dr. Tran Cong Khanh, Department of Botany, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Prof. He Shan-An, Director, Nanjing Botanical Gardens, China.
e* Dr. Tuley De Silva, Industrial Sectors and Environment Division,
     UNIDO, Vienna, Austria.

* Dr. Cherukat Chandrasekharan, Chief, Non-Wood Forest Products and
     Energy Branch, Forest Products Division, FAO, Rome, Italy.

* Dr. Melaku, Biodiversity Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ethiopia.

* Hon. Fran Braccho, Fundacion Vivir Major, Caracas, Venezuela.

* Dr. Glenn Wightman, Member, Conservation Commission of the
      Northern Territory, Australia.

* Dr. Enrique Forero, Director, Institute de Ciencias Naturales,
      Colombia.

* Dr. Angela Leiva, Director, Jardin Botanico Nacional, Cuba.

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* Consent not yet received

EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS

1.  Conservationists, conservation organizations, botanical
    gardens, researchers & research institutes.
2.  Medicinal plant database centres.
3.  Health, environmental and agricultura NGOs
4.  Traditional physicians & Traditional Medicine institutions.
5.  Government policy-makers on Plant Conservation and Traditional
    Medicine.
6.  Representatives from Forests, Health and Agricultural
    Departments of governments.
7.  Representatives from centres for study of Indigenous Knowledge
    in medicinal cultures.
8.  Representatives of industries based on Medicinal Plants &
    Traditional Medicine Products.
9.  Colleges of complementary medicine.
10. Multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies interested in medicinal
    plant conservation policy and programs.

MODE OF PARTICIPATION

Papers, poster sessions, exhibition & video.  Abstracts of papers
should be sent to the conference secretariate C/o FRLHT, No.50, MSH
Layout, 2nd Stage, 3rd Main, Anandnagar, Bangalore - 560 024,
India.  FAX No. +91-80-3334167; e-mail: root at frlht.ernet.in

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration fee is 300 USD before 31st March  1997. For
Indianedelegates
the registration fee is Rs.1500/-.  This includes
participation in all sessions.  This will also include lunch & tea
for all conference days and a set of conference publications.
Accommodation is excluded.

FOR RECEIVING COPY OF DETAILED ANNOUNCEMENT, PLEASE WRITE TO:

Foundation for Revitaliation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT),
No.50, 2nd Stage, MSH Layout, Anandanagar, Bangalore-560024, India

Phone: +91-80-3336909/0348;

FAX: +91-80-3334167
e-mail: darshan at frlht.ernet.in

Darshan Shankar                      Tel   : +91-80-3336909/3330348
Director, FRLHT                      Fax   : +91-80-3334167
Bangalore, India.                    Email : <darshan at frlht.ernet.in>

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