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06.06.2009 Public Statement

YIST conference on renewable energy calls for papers

By Ameyaw Debrah -
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The Youth Institute of Science & Technology issued a call for papers for their first Youth Science Conference on the use of renewable energy. The conference will be held in Kumasi, Ghana on Saturday, August 8, 2009 and the call has invited papers that address the following topics:

Biofuels Energy Using Palm Kernel Oil or Jatropha
Solar Energy and Practical Uses
Harvesting Rainwater
Exploration of Career Fields in Science & Technology

Girl Child Education and Exposure to Science, Technology & Mathematics

The main objective is to promote awareness that Ghana must Go Green. . To go green means to have a cleaner environment in which the Earth can continue to have healthy lands. For instance, going green can be to recycle more, less smoke from automobiles, and better drinkable water, as well as using the sun to collect energy. YIST and HELP has launched operation Ghana Go Green Campaign or G3 that includes biodiesel, rainwater harvesting, and the use of Solar Energy.

The conference will be organized by the Youth Institute of Science & Technology School and will be held in Kenyase, Ghana on Saturday, August 8, 2009.The conference will host several keynote youth lecturers and guest speakers including Dr. Frimpong-Boateng, Executive Director of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and Dr. Sean Warner, Dean of the School of Education at Grambling State University of Louisiana., U.S.A, Bo-Naba Alemyarim Baba Salifu, Paramount Chief of Bongo Traditional Area, Bongo, Upper East Region and Frank Aidoo of Dumpong Biofuels.

As part of an effort to stimulate discussion and active involvement of young people in Ghana and to encourage an inter-generational dialogue about the importance of sustainable development, the conference organizers especially welcome proposals for contributions from young professionals. To further this objective, sessions will feature young professionals who wish to speak at the Conference. The Scientific Committee will select three proposals from young professionals aged between 13- 18 years old. The authors of the three proposals selected will be offered a grant including registration fees, accommodations and transportation costs.

Those interested in participating should send a CV and an abstract of 250 words to YIST Youth Science Conference at [email protected] Deadline for receipt of the abstracts is June 25, 2009. The Selection Committee will decide on submissions by June 30, 2009 and notify applicants after this date.

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