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Fifth Conference
May 11 - 13, 2005 Hanoi, Vietnam

Theme: “Bioscience and Biotechnology for Sustainable Development: Future of Asian Economy”
Organized by: Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Vietnam
Co-organized by: Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Supported by: Ministry of Health, Vietnam (MOH), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, and National Council for Scientific and Technological Policy, Vietnam

Fifth ConferenceAbout 70 participants from 10 member countries, and major international, regional and national scientific organizations participated in the General Assembly. In the Academic Symposium there were about 200 participants, and in the academic events including SCA Joint Projects Workshops there were about 50 participants each.

At the beginning of the Academic Symposium, Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology delivered the welcome speech. The Symposium was composed of three sessions: 1: “Bioscience for Environment and Agriculture”, 2: “Bioscience for Health”, and 3 “SCA Joint Projects”. The former two sessions had one keynote lecture and invited lectures, respectively. At the session 3, “SCA Joint Projects”, two progress reports and two new proposals were presented.

During the conference, several academic events were held in parallel. They were: General Assembly Special Session as an occasion of experiences and views exchange among member countries; workshops on several SCA Joint Projects; Poster Session on the environment and tsunamis; and A-IMBN (Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network) SCA joint Bio symposium in Hanoi.


May 11 Morning Afternoon
Room I Management Board (MB) Meeting I General Assembly (GA) I  GA Special Session on S&T Policy and Bio-technology in Asia
Room II  SCA Joint Project Workshop: Gender
Room III  SCA Joint Project Workshop: Hydrology
Room IV  SCA Joint Project Workshop: Security of Ocean in Asia
Room V  A-IMBN SCA Joint Bio Symposium
Foyer  Poster Session: Environment and Tsunami
May 12 Morning Afternoon
Rooms I to IV  Academic Symposium
Opening ceremony Session 1: Bioscience for Environment and Agriculture Session 2: Bioscience for Health Session 3: SCA Joint Projects
Room V MB II
Foyer  Poster Session: Environment and Tsunami
May 13 Morning
Room I, II MB II GA II Closing ceremony

At the General Assembly, three proposals on gender, hydrology, and natural hazards were authorized as the SCA Joint Projects. These projects are expected to deliver their outputs quickly. There were the special lectures on various topics by the observer organizations of this conference, ICSU (International Council of Science), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan, and UNU-IAS (United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies) and Director-General of the Science Council of Japan.

 Chairperson's Summary

Observers  (in alphabetical order)

  • Asian Center for Environmental Research (ACER)
  • Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • China Academy of Sciences
  • China Agricultural University (CAU)
  • Foundation of River and Basin Integrated Communications, Japan
  • International Council for Science (ICSU)
  • International Union of Conservation Natural (IUCN) in Vietnam
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • National University of Singapore
  • Pacific Science Association (PSA)
  • Public Works for Research Institute, Japan
  • UNESCO (Regional offices)
  • United Nations University (UNU)
  • United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
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