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13-19 July 1997
Indigenous knowledge and new information technologies Suva/Fiji

A special symposium on "Women, Science and Development: From indigenous Knowledge to New Information Technologies" is being organized under the auspices of the Pacific Science Association and the Gender, Science and Development Programme of the International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Studies. The symposium will be part of the VlIl Pacific Science Association Inter-Congress from July 13 to 19, 1997, at the University of the South Pacific at Suva, Fiji.

The topic has evolved from successful sessions on Women and Development (Honolulu 1991) and Human Resources for the Future: Women and Young Scientists in Asian and Pacific Science (Peking 1995). It will also build on the recommendations of the Gender Working Group of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development and highlight the SPACHE ECOWOMAN and the WAINIMATE traditional medicine projects. Sessions will be organized around two major themes: Women, science and indigenous knowledge and "Women, science and new information technologies".

The registration deadline is April 1, 1997. Information on the Inter-Congress can be found at psa or c/o VlIl Pacific Science Association - Inter-Congress Secretariat -The University of the South Pacific Suva, Fiji Islands Fax: 679 31 40 07

Education and training with WEDC Leicestershire/UK

The 1997/8 brochure "Education and Training Opportunities with WEDC" is now available. It gives full details of all modular and short course programmes. WEDC progammes are designed to meet the needs of experienced professionals involved - or intending to become involved - in the planning, provision and/or management of physical infrastructure for development in low- and middle-income countries.

For further information: Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) Institute of Development Engineering Loughborough University Leicestershire LE11 3TU
United Kingdom
Tel: +44-15 09-22 28 85
Fax: +44-15 09-21 10 79
Homepage: http://www. wedc/index.html

Courses in tropical and subtropical agriculture Witzenhausen/Germany

This year, the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture in Witzen-hausen is offering courses on "Marketoriented organic farm ing in developing countries", "Natural resources for plant protection", "Establishing and consolidating production cooperatives". Seminars address development cooperation organizations, foundations, universities and interested individuals.

For further information:
Steinstr. 19
D-37213 Witzenhausen

Tel: +49 55 42/607-0
Fax: +49 55 42/607-39
Homepage:http:/ www.wiz. html