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How Can Science and Technology Contribute to the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality

From: 27th of March, 2019

To: 29th of March, 2019

Location: Museum of Tomorrow and BNDES | Rio de Janeiro (RJ)

With the support of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), and the Museum of Tomorrow, the Brazilian Academy of Sciences will host an International Conference on “How Can Science and Technology Contribute to the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality” (the agenda is available here), which will be held in Rio de Janeiro on 27-29 March*, 2019.

Eradicating poverty in all its forms and reducing inequality within and between countries are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity. In order to translate SDG 1 (No Poverty) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) into action, a comprehensive understanding of the inherent complexities and intrinsic connections between the SDGs is required. The goal of this conference is to assemble renowned experts to discuss, motivate and help mobilize the scientific community to contribute to the paramount effort of building a sustainable planet, with more equality, peace and prosperity.

This meeting is being organized under the auspices of the Science for Poverty Eradication Committee of IAP-Science – a network of 107 Science Academies that work together to advise the global public and decision-makers on the scientific aspects of critical global issues. The main objective of this committee is to stimulate the development of a strategy to engage IAP Academies in the global effort to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and transform economies through sustainable development. Through the activities of this committee, IAP aims to mobilize Academies and Regional Networks of Academies of Sciences to interact with governments and society, contributing to the implementation of the SDGs.

Presentations will be delivered in English (simultaneous translation will be available).
Registrations are free of charge and open to the general public. 

Watch the conference live at BAS Facebook page.


Further details
Date: 27-29 March, 2019
Additional information: Vitor Vieira – E-mail: vvieira@abc.org.br. Tel: +55 (21) 3907-8145
*Venues
: Museum of Tomorrow (27-28 March) and BNDES (29 March), Rio de Janeiro (RJ)