09-10 December 2014, Abuja-Nigeria
D-8 2nd TTEN meeting in Abuja
Nigeria hosted the 2nd High Council Meeting of D-8 Technology Transfer and Exchange Network (TTEN) from 9th till 10th December 2014 in Abuja. Participants from the D-8 Member States of Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey attended the program.
Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment and Minister, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology of Nigeria were, among others, present in the inauguration of the event.
This meeting is the sequel of the first meeting of the D-8 TTEN, which was successfully held on 7-9 October 2013 in Tehran. In the first meeting, the delegates put their effort to lay a tangible foundation for D-8 TTEN cooperation, including the inauguration of D-8 TTEN Secretariat based in Pardis Technology Park in Tehran as well as the D-8 TTEN website. The 2nd meeting would make strategic assessment, analysis and review of the state of D-8 TTEN cooperation, with particular emphasis on the identification of technology requests and technology offers from the D-8 Member States in order to inter-connect or develop database for technology products, technology services, technology demands, and commercialized technology of the D-8 Member States in an integrated internet-based system.
The meeting underscored the primary need to operationalize the TTEN website in order to implement the virtual interface among the public and private entities both within and outside the D-8 member States.
The 2-day program would include discussion, among others, on steps for sharing of experiences and practices, Challenges and Discussions of Scientific and Technological Capabilities of D-8 Member Countries, devising efficacious and action-oriented strategies, institutional visits etc.
This timely initiative of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) in particular, would help the D-8 attain its development objectives by strengthening the joint efforts.
Photos of this meeting can be viewed from the following link: