[Ip-health] Forum 2012 - research and innovation driving development
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Tue Mar 27 09:47:28 PDT 2012
FORUM 2012 TO FOCUS ON RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AS KEY DRIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT THAT GOES 'BEYOND AID'….
Forum 2012 is set to kick-start the COHRED-led Global Forum for Health Research summits on: ‘Beyond Aid... Research and Innovation as key drivers for health, equity and development’...
From 24 to 26 April 2012, the Council on Health Research and Development Group (The COHRED Group) in collaboration with partners and Governments, will jointly host ‘Forum 2012’ in Cape Town, South Africa. Forum 2012 will be used to launch a new series ofGlobal Forum for Health Research meetings on the theme: ‘Beyond aid...research and innovation as key drivers of health, equity and development’.
The Forum will examine the prospects for a new vision of development that looks ‘beyond aid’, by focusing on developing capacities in low-and middle-income countries and emerging economies. This engagement will also probe how global collaborations can be used to support research and innovation processes that can enhance this new era of development.
Forum 2012 will investigate 3 main themes in support of these processes:
• Improving and increasing investments in research and innovation;
• Networking and partnerships for research and innovation;
• Creating enabling environments for research and innovation.
The event will act as a platform for dialogue by bringing together close to 500 participants from research institutions, business, social enterprises, governments, international organisations, funders and media. The Forum will bring together the world’s top change makers – from the across the globe – thereby creating an avenue through which they can develop equal partnerships toward effecting positive change for global health.
For more information on the Forum, please go to the Forum 2012 website www.forum2012.org or contact us at info at forum2012.org
Date: 24 to 26 April 2012; Venue: Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.
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