during the 45th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference
Serving Human Needs:
|TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2001|
|10.00 - 11.50||OPENING|
by M. ElBaradei, Director General, IAEA
by V. S. Ramamurthy, Forum Chairperson, India
|SESSION 1: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT:
(Chair: S. Javed Burki, Pakistan)
|Two prominent international development experts will provide their views on the role of science and technology transfer in development and how to manage such activities. A round-table discussion will follow the keynote presentations.|
|- J. Sachs, USA, will assess the strengths and shortcomings of current practices, and provide a vision of the future of science for development. This address will be in the form of a video presentation.|
|- J. Vargas, Brazil, will focus on science and development from the perspective of developing countries.|
- Y. Seyyid Abdulai, OPEC Fund
- W. Stumpf, South Africa
|12.00 - 13.00||SESSION 2: PROMOTING FOOD SECURITY
(Chair: J. Turk, USA)
Isotopes and radiation can play key roles in enhancing food security
by overcoming basic ecological constraints on agricultural productivity,
and promoting more efficient use of land, water, and biological
resources. Presentations and a round-table discussion among international
experts and policy makers will highlight several examples.
"Tsetse Fly and African Trypanosomosis: Towards a Lasting Solution"
(J. Kabayo, Organization for African Unity)
"The Sterile Insect Technique: Cost-effective Control of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly"
(P. Gómez Riera, Argentina)
"Global Impact of Induced Mutation in Plant Breeding"
(C.R. Bhatia, India)
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|15.00 - 16.20||SESSION 2: PROMOTING FOOD SECURITY (Continued)|
"Utilization of Saline Water and Land: Reclaiming Lost Resources"
(M. Naqvi, Pakistan)
- R. Mshangama, United Republic of Tanzania
- B. Barnes, South Africa
- M.A. Awan, Pakistan
- J. Gallagher, USA
|16.30 - 18.00||SESSION 3: MANAGING WATER RESOURCES
(Chair: B. Attia, Egypt)
Managing scarce water resources wisely requires the kind of detailed
understanding of aquifer dynamics that is sometimes only possible
with the techniques of isotope hydrology. But water also must be
of adequate quality to protect human health. Two presentations and
a round-table discussion among international experts will focus
on this increasingly important field.
"Ethiopia's National Strategy for Improving Water Resources Management"
(M. Amha, Ethiopia)
"Understanding Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Bangladesh"
(B.N. Kabir, Bangladesh)
- M. Dengo, United Nations
- W.M. Edmunds, UK
- I. Ahmad, Pakistan
|WEDNESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2001|
|10.00 - 13.00||SESSION 4: IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH
(Chair: L. Pinillos Ashton, Peru)
The use of radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders such
as cancer is well known. Less familiar are crucial applications
of isotopes and radiation for improving children's health through
cost-effective interventions. Isotopes also are fundamental tools
in the modern biotechnology laboratory's development of new vaccines
and diagnostic reagents. Presentations by four distinguished speakers
will be followed by a round-table discussion among leading experts.
"Neonatal Screening for Treatable Congenital Disorders"
(W. Charoensiriwatana, Thailand)
"Stable Isotopes for Improving Human Nutrition"
(R. Uauy, Chile)
"Radiotherapy for Cancer Treatment: A Growing Priority for Developing Countries"
(R. Pardo Evans, Costa Rica)
"Biotechnology for Development: Human and Animal Health Perspectives"
(T. Yilma, USA)
- A. Aznarez, Uruguay
- J. Amuasi, Ghana
- B. Cummings, International Society for Radiation Oncology
- A. Awan, World Health Organization
- S. Wade, Senegal
|----- Break -----|
|15.00 - 18.00||
SESSION 5: PANEL : MATCHING NEEDS AND TECHNOLOGIES:
THE ROAD FORWARD
|The Forum will conclude with a round-table discussion. Ms. Catley-Carlson will lead off the sesssion with a summary of the Forum's deliberations.|
- B. Attia, Egypt
- S. Javed Burki, Pakistan
- L. Pinillos Ashton, Peru
- J. Ritch, World Nuclear Association
- J. Sachs, USA (via video conference at 16.30 hours)
- R. Singh, India
- J. Turk, USA
- J. Vargas, Brazil