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Symposium to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of African Liberation Day

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May 24 2013 - 6:00pm
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May 25 2013 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
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May 26 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

The Dept of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, UWI  Mona Campusin collaboration with the African Cultural Renaissance Movement (ACRM), UTECHPresent, "PAN-AFRICANISM OR PERISH", An Opening Symposium to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of African Liberation Day
 
The Symposium will feature: Mutabaruka; Ras Miguel Lorne; Reverend Marjorie LewisMinister Clive Muhhamad ; Baba Mukasa (aka Willie Ricks) ; Chairperson - Dr Michael Barnett.
 
This Symposium will be followed by an all-day family oriented programme at UTECH  on Saturday, May 25th,  from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
 

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Neville Hall Lecture Theatre One (N-1), UWI, Mona Campus
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977 0315 or 483 0079

Launch of the Caribbean Branch of the United States (US) Cochrane Centre

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Jun 6 2013 - 3:00pm - Jun 7 2013 - 5:30pm

The Tropical Medicine Research Institute will host the launch of the Caribbean Branch of the United States (US) Cochrane Centre and an inaugural symposium entitled “Translating Research for Policy Impact and Practice: An Evidence–based Approach”. 
The establishment of the Caribbean Branch of the US Cochrane Center is considered a significant development in the effort to provide expertise to support evidence-based healthcare and evidence-informed policy making for the Caribbean Community. Its establishment is also in keeping with the University's strategic objectives of strengthening research & innovation and improving teaching, learning & service to the Caribbean community.

By invitation only

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University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters
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Epidemiology Research Unit- TMRI
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Phone: (876) 977-6151-2 ext. 262

“Rethinking Regionalism: Beyond the CARICOM Integration Project”

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Oct 7 2013 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm
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Oct 8 2013 - 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Oct 9 2013 - 8:00am - 7:30pm

This conference seeks to engage colleagues in a sweeping review of the region taking account of how the complex problems of the contemporary reality are likely to shape CARICOM in the future. The conference also invites consideration of other integration schemes in other parts of the world as a basis for comparison and lesson learning.

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Council Room, Regional Headquarters UWI ,Mona Road
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Nadine Newman
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876 927 1234

The Advancements in Medicine and Healthcare 2013 Conference

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Apr 24 2013 (Time To Be Announced) - Apr 27 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

the Advancements in Medicine and Health Care Conference, to be hosted by the Organization for Strategic Development in Jamaica (OSDJ) in collaboration with the:


•    Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of the West Indies, Mona
•    Ministry of Health
•    Jamaican Diaspora 

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Faculty of Medical Sciences Teaching and Research Complex, Mona Campus
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Mrs. Beryl D’Aguilar
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876-990-1688 or 584-5458

UWI co-hosts 12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

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May 19 2013 - 8:00am - May 22 2013 - 5:00pm

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The IFIP Working Group 9.4 Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, co-hosted by the University of the West Indies, Mona and ICT4D Jamaica, brings together scholars from information systems, development studies, political science, social anthropology, and sociology to discuss research and practice in the area of information and communication technologies for development.

 

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Sunset Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Caribbean Open Data Conference - 'Developing the Caribbean'

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Apr 11 2013 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
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Apr 12 2013 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Caribbean Open Data Conference is a regional technology conference and code sprint, focused on open data, software innovation, and technology trends. The theme “Developing The Caribbean”, highlights the focus on Open Data as a catalyst for regional development, and the role of software development as a locus of innovation.
 
The eight participating countries are: Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Cuba, Suriname, St. Kitts, Domninican Republic and Guyana.
 

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Executive Seminar Room, Faculty of law building
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Creative Industries Seminar under the theme: "Exporting Creativity"

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Mar 25 2013 - 8:30am - Mar 26 2013 - 5:00pm

The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit, in collaboration with the British Council will host a two-day Creative Industries Seminar under the theme "Exporting Creativity" on March 25 and 26 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.  Registration begins at 8.30 a.m. each day. Presentations run from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. each day.
The event's key focus is to facilitate an understanding of potential opportunities in overseas markets and to provide a map of how to export creative products.
Speakers include representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jamaica Customs, JAMPRO, and UK Consultants, Ziggi Golding and Neil Robinson.

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Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston
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Kenrick Sharpe
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977-1951 or 970-6228

Rastafari Studies Conference and General Assembly

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Aug 12 2013 (Time To Be Announced) - Aug 16 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

                                                                                                               

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University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and the Rastafari Community
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Dr. Jahlani Niaah
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(876) 970 - 6209

Early Childhood Development Conference

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Mar 25 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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Mar 26 2013 - 8:00am - 4:30pm

The Dudley Grant Memorial Trust presents the Early Childhood Development Conference under the theme: Early Childhood Development for Nation building in Jamaica: Retrospective and Prospective.
The Opening Ceremony takes place on March 25th at 5:30 p.m., and the Conference sessions start at 8:00 a.m. on March 26th. 
 
Keynote Speaker is Professor Susan Walker, Director, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, The UWI Mona.
 
Registration Fee including Lunch and Coffee breaks is $1000 per person. After March 20th the fee is $1500.

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Jamaica Pegasus
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School of Education
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927-0221

Caribbean Child Research Conference

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Nov 6 2013 (Time To Be Announced) - Nov 7 2013 (Time To Be Announced)

The Caribbean Child Research Conference is a regional interdisciplinary conference covering a range of child related themes.
Since 2006, regional and national agencies have collaborated on n annual conference under the theme "Building a Region Fit for Children: Promoting Child Rights through Research". UNICEF has funded the event from its inception. In 2009, the conference received additional funding from the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ).

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