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TWAS-AREP Young Scientists Training Program: "Climate Change: Lens on Priorities" Workshop

From 07 Dec 2021 To 08 Dec 2021

The Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP), in collaboration with The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries' Arab Regional Partner (TWAS-AREP), organizes an online workshop on Climate Change within the framework of the Young Scientists Training Program on 7–8 December 2021 within the framework of TWAS-AREP Young Scientists Training Program. 

The workshop aims at highlighting climate change priority issues, research priorities, and climate change related risks and concerns for developing countries with particular focus on the Arab region. Also, the workshop will present practical experiences from different developing regions on tackling climate change and the role of research in these regards.

The workshop will give the opportunity for young researchers under the age of 40 to network with experts and researchers from developing counties.  

  To register, please visit:

https://www.bibalex.org/cssp/Event/Event.aspx?ID=2317


Green Economy: Concept and Practices

15 Nov 2021

The Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP) affiliated to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Academic Research Sector, and the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries Arab Regional Partner (TWAS-AREP) are hosting a webinar entitled Green Economy: Concept and Practices on Monday, 15th November 2021 at 1:00 pm (Cairo time).

The webinar aims at discussing green economy in relation to sustainable development by exploring: the concept of green economy; why green economy matters; Green Economy public benefits, especially for the developing countries; who the key players in making green economy are; green economy and environmental sustainability; the role of the academia in supporting Green Economy, with special emphasis on what role young scientists can play in this regards and finally, sharing best practices in applying green economy concept.

The webinar will be presented by Prof. Mohamed Abdrabo, Professor of Environmental Economics and head of the Alexandria Research Center for Adaptation to Climate Change (ARCA), Alexandria University; and Dr. Hussein Abaza, Green Economy Expert, Senior Advisor to the Egyptian Minister of Environment, Director of the Association for Environmental and Community Development (ACED), the Center for Sustainable Development Solutions (CSDS).

No attendance fee is required, Register here:

https://www.bibalex.org/cssp/Registration/RegLogin.aspx?E=NzB6QomK06leyDuBn1XtVg%3d%3d


Young Scientists Training Program Research Ethics Essentials: Conduct Your Research Responsibly

From 18 Dec 2018 To 20 Dec 2018

The Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP) in collaboration with The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries Arab Regional Partner (TWAS-AREP) is organizing Research Ethics Essentials: Conduct Your Research Responsibly workshop within the framework of the Young Scientists Training Program. The training will be held on 18-20 December 2018 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

The workshop aims at providing a comprehensive approach on how to conduct the research responsibly. Over the workshop days, the participants will get to learn in an interactive sessions the main issues facing researchers while conducting their research, to enable them produce quality responsible research that matches the international standards.


TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT 2018

From 18 Apr 2018 To 19 Apr 2018

TWAS/BVA.NXT 2018 was the fifth BioVisionAlexandira.NXT organized in Alexandria. The event was held 18–19 April 2018 under the theme “Science Diplomacy: Voices of the South”. It explored the importance of science diplomacy to the young scientists in the developing world. 

TWAS/BVA.NXT 2018 participants were offered the opportunity to meet policy makers, experts, academics and young promising scientists from the South to provide them with the needed skills to build their own capacities and help them in the advancement of their developing countries. They got the opportunity to meet policy makers and diplomats from around the world to discuss the possible ways of cross-border collaborations and partnerships to improve science and relationships between nations.


Roundtable on Responsible Science

From 28 Nov 2017 To 29 Nov 2017

The Arab Regional Office of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS-ARO) in collaboration with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Center for Special Studies and Programs organized Roundtable on Responsible Science, on 28th-29th November 2017 at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

This event aimed at bringing together eminent scientists, policy makers along with young Arab scientists to discuss pressing topics related to responsible scientific research and how to develop mechanisms to ensure integrity in the research process. The Roundtable also presented to Arab scientists the importance of conducting ethical research that follows the international standards through having in depth discussions and group work.

Our target was to maximize the benefits for young scientist by allowing them to be engaged in an interactive environment and addressing some serious concerns that affect the entire scientific community.


TWAS-ARO Young Scientists Training Program: Ethics in Life Sciences Research and Publications

From 26 Nov 2017 To 27 Nov 2017

In continuation of its role in promoting scientific excellence and building young researchers' capacities in the region, the Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP) in collaboration with The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries' Arab Regional Office (TWAS-ARO) organized the "Ethics in Life Sciences Research and Publications' workshop.

The workshop was held within the framework of the Young Scientists Training Program on 26-27 November 2017 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

The training aimed at enhancing the researchers' awareness on the ethics to be considered in conducting Life Sciences Research, with particular focus on publication ethics, authorship, and authorship conflicts.


Cancer Awareness Seminar: New Trends in Cancer Research

30 Oct 2017

Within the framework of Health Education Club, the Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP) and the TWAS-ARO organized the Cancer Awareness Seminar entitled "New Trends in Cancer Research" , on Monday, 30 October 2017 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

The Seminar aimed at raising the public awareness of cancer, and encouraging its early detection and prevention. During this one-day Seminar, we discussed different types of cancer that are of high incidence and prevalence in Egypt and Arab countries, how to face it and reduce the disease's stigma by educating people about its symptoms and treatment options. The Seminar highlighted the new trends in research.


What You DO NOT Know about Hurricanes and Climate Change

07 Oct 2017

Within the framework of Simplified Science Program, the Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP) and TWAS-ARO organized a lecture entitled "What You Do Not Know about Hurricanes and Climate Change".

The lecture was delivered by Dr. Hesham M. El-Askary, Professor of Remote Sensing and Earth System Science, Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observations and Director Graduate Programs in Computational and Data Sciences at Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University, United States of America, on Saturday, 7 October 2017 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

In this lecture, Dr. El-Askary answered the simple questions of what is a hurricane, and how does it form and whether or not countries as Egypt and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa region will ever be affected by a hurricane?


Genomes, Metagenomes, and Microbiomes: Shaping the Biology of The Current Millennium Lecture

14 Sep 2017

The Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP) in collaboration with The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries' Arab Regional Office (TWAS-ARO), organized "Genomes, Metagenomes, and Microbiomes: Shaping the Biology of The Current Millennium" Lecture, on Thursday, 14 September 2017.  

The lecture was presented by Prof. Ramy Karam Aziz, Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University.

The Lecture was organized within the framework of "Simplified Science Program" that provides series of scientific lectures aiming at introducing peaking and newly emerging fields of science to the public audience in a simplified way.

For more information, please visit: Genomes, Metagenomes, and Microbiomes


"Sustainability in Food and Water: An Arab Viewpoint" Conference, Dead Sea, Jordan

From 18 Dec 2016 To 19 Dec 2016

TWAS-ARO held its 12th  Annual Meeting on 18-19 December 2016. This was the first meeting to be held outside Alexandria at the Dead Sea, Jordan.   http://www.bibalex.org/CSSPNewsletter/Images/sustainability.jpg

On the occasion of the annual meeting, a conference tackled food security and water scarcity in the Arab region, was held under the theme: "Sustainability in Food and Water: An Arab Viewpoint" on the occasion of the TWAS-ARO 12th Annual Meeting.

The conference discussed the correlation between the water and food, how to build sustainable systems and frameworks, as well as how to strengthen the networks among the policy makers and scientific committees. It addressed the way Food and Water sustainability improves human well-being, environmental maintenance and food and water saving resources.

The conference was held under the patronage of HRH Prince El-Hassan bin Talal who addressed to the conference attendees a Keynote Speech at the opening session.

For more information about the conference, please visit: https://www.bibalex.org/cssp/TWAS-ARO2016Conference

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