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List Name Science and Technology for Development discussion list (STD)
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Science and Technology for Development (STD) discussion list is an on-line forum, web site, and electronic service for members of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), policy makers, diplomats, national and international civil servants, researchers, consultants, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, NGOs, and others interested in policy making as well as the study, application and sharing of experiences in science and technology for development and related fields.

This discussion forum is designed to focus on the policy issues and options for the access, transfer, development, diffusion, adaptation and assessment of technologies (including new and emerging ones such as information technologies, biotechnology, environmentally sound technologies, etc.) and their impact on the development process.

The discussion will also analyze the roles of the various actors involved in the science and technology development process such as governments and the public sector in general, the business sector, NGOs, multilateral and bilateral cooperation, research and training institutes, etc.

- EDITORIAL STYLE AND PHILOSOPHY:

STD is non-partisan and non polemical. Discussions are expected to be open, tolerant, constructive and practical oriented. The editors will accept material in French and Spanish even though such material may have less response from the discussion forum.

STD welcomes enquiries, responses, research and project reports, bibliographies, theses, conference papers, course materials, listings of new sources, non-commercial announcements of jobs, books, journals, conferences, fellowships, donations, funding options, as well as reports on new technologies, software, datasets, CD ROMs, web sites, and other electronic information relevant to the policy, study and application of science and technology for development.
Website URL: http://www.topica.com/lists/STD
List Type: Unmoderated discussion
Subscription: Requires owner approval
Archive: Readable by anyone
Created: Feb 23, 2000
Owners: Jean-Claude Mporamazina, Charles Ezechukwu
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