The Innovation Asia-Pacific Symposium will take place from 4 to 7 May 2009 in Katmandu, Nepal. PROLINNOVA is co-organising this symposium with ICIMOD (International Center for Integrated Mountain Dveelopment) and CIAT Asia. PROLINNOVA partners in Nepal – LI-BIRD and Practical Action are playing a leading role in all the activities leading up to the symposium. RIU has already committed itself to financially support the symposium and several other donors are considering funding.
The call for contributions and the brochure for the symposium are attached herewith:
Please feel free to pass this on to other interested individuals and organizations. More information is found on the website www.innovation-asia-pacific.net Closing date for submission of abstracts is 20 December 2008.
The organisers hope that this symposium will be as successful as the Innovation Africa Symposium that was co-organised in Uganda in November 2006 and contribute to promoting local innovation and innovations systems in agriculture and NRM.