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Sixth Conference
April 17 - 19, 2006 Delhi, India

Theme : “Institution and Capacity Building for Rural Development”,
             “The Role of Science for Sustainable Development ”
Organized : Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
Co-organizer : Science Council of Japan (SCJ)

Sixth ConferenceApproximately 50 participants from 10 member countries and major international, regional and national scientific organizations participated in the General Assembly. The three SCA Joint Project Workshops drew about 20-30 participants each, and the Academic Symposium attracted approximately 100 participants.

At the General Assembly I, the President of ICSU (International Council of Science) gave a speech on the composition, role and goals of ICSU. It was decided that the 7th SCA Conference would be held in Okinawa in June 2007, in cooperation with the 21st PSC (Pacific Science Congress) to enhance a mutual synergy effect. The Director-General of SCJ gave a brief talk on "G8 Academies' Meeting and the Role of Human Science."

The themes of the Joint Project Workshops were "Gender" (Session 1), "Water" (Session 2), and "Ocean Security" (Session 3).

In the opening ceremony, the following three keynote speeches were delivered: "The Role of Institutional Reforms to Decentralized Power and Authority" by Professor A. Vaidyanathan, "Development of Education - Gandhi on India and Japan" by Professor Nobuko Nagasaki, and "Rural Urban Disparity" by Professor Dipankar Gupta.

In the Academic Symposium, three symposia were held: "Rural Urban Disparity," "Rural Infrastructure," and "The Role of Science for Sustainable Development."

At the General Assembly II, the Vice President of the Indian National Science Academy/Chairman, ICSU Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific, gave a speech on regional committees and the cooperation of scientists between regions.


April 17 Morning Afternoon
Room I Management Board Meeting(MB)Ⅰ General Assembly (GA)Ⅰ SCA Joint Project Workshop Session 1: Gender
Room II SCA Joint Project Workshop Session 2: Water
Room III SCA Joint Project Workshop Session 3: Ocean Security
Foyer Poster Session: Developing Sustainable Sanitation System
April 18 Morning Afternoon
RoomsⅠ to III Academic Symposium
Opening ceremony Symposium I: Rural Urban Disparity Symposium II: Rural Infrastructure Symposium III: Role of Science for Sustainable Development
Room V MB II
Foyer Poster Session: Developing Sustainable Sanitation System
May 13 Morning
Room I, II MB III GA II Closing ceremony
Foyer Poster Session: Developing Sustainable Sanitation System

 Chairperson's Summary

Observers  (in alphabetical order)

  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Inter Agency Working Group on Decentralisation (IAWGD)
  • International Council for Science (ICSU)
  • Japan Foundation, New Delhi
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Korean Research Council of Fundamental Science and Technology
  • Pacific Science Association (PSA)
  • UNESCO (Regional Office)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICF)
  • United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
  • United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Urban Management Programme South Asia (UN-Habitat)
  • Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
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