Mauritius is taking part in the 6th Science Centre World Congress

10 years, 4 months ago - September 06, 2011
The conference’s theme is, ‘Science across cultures’

Mauritius is taking part in the 6th Science Centre World Congress (SCWC), which is being held from September 4 to 8 in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference’s theme is, ‘Science across cultures’.

It aims to encourage reconciliation between different cultures and a greater appreciation of the role that science centres can play in highlighting each culture’s unique contributions to science education and technology. The officer in charge of the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Dayachand Balgobin is representing the island at the conference.

The SCWC is a gathering that directs strategic planning for the worldwide science centre movement. The first SCWC was held in 1996 in Vantaa, Finland, hosted by Heureka, an initiative of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the European Collaborative for Science, Industry and Technology Exhibitions.

It was the first effort to bring together science centre leaders from all over the world to provide an opportunity for professional interchange . Since 1996, 5 international congresses have been held at three year intervals to serve as a platform for delegates to meet from all corners of the globe.

Text by the Independent

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