Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Cariscience, UNESCO and Guyana

Walter Erdelen, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences and Professor Harold Ramkissoon Executive Secretary of CARISCIENCE met the Head of State President Bharrat Jagdeo. The occasion was a UNESCO report called "Using Science, Technology and Innovation to change the fortunes of the Caribbean Region". Various related issues were discussed.
Science in Guyana is in dire need of a boost - let us hope this helps. It has few champions and has to compete with many other pressing Government priorities...
Looks like Cariscience needs a boost too since their domain name has expired... they have done some good work in organising conferences around the region in recent years.
A quick search using Google and a look at UNESCO's web site failed to locate the report.

GINA reports here, here and here