G-77 to present award for Science, Technology and Innovation
The Group of 77, in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), will
present the first "G77 Award for Science, Technology and Innovation" to Dr. Pedro
Prieto, a distinguished physical scientist from Colombia, for his devotion
to the research and development of materials science and electronic devices,
particularly for his remarkable work on the physics of superconductivity and
The G-77 Award for Science, Technology and Innovation was established by the
First South Summit held in Havana in 2000 to recognize and honour individual
scientists, technologists and innovators from developing countries who have made
outstanding contributions in their respective fields.
The award, to be given every three years, will consist of a cash prize and a
medal/or plaque on which major contributions of the award winner will be
Candidates for the G77 Award must be: scientists, technologists and
innovators, whose scientific and technological innovations have had a beneficial
effect on developing nations. They must also be citizens of developing
countries, working and living in these countries.
Nominations for the award are invited from scientists and researchers from
members of the G77, Science Academies, National Research Councils, Universities
and Research Institutions in developing countries. Self-nominations will not be
In view of the limited hotel capacity at Angra dos Reis which is virtually full, the Brazilian Academy of Sciences encourages all participants that do not yet have a reservation in Angra dos Reis to make their own reservation in Rio de Janeiro. Transportation to and from Angra dos Reis would be provided on the date of the Ministerial Meeting.
According to the Brazilian law, entry visas cannot be granted upon arrival in Brazil. It is therefore of the utmost important that every participant has obtained appropriate visa, as necessary, before embarking.
Airport Welcome Desk
Information booths will be set up at Rio International Airport (terminals 1 and 2) in order to assist delegations both in regard to accommodation, if still needed, and transportation. These booths will operate as from 31 August 2006. Arriving participants may contact Ms. Isabel Avila at the welcome desk on the following mobile numbers: +55 21 9373-3039 or +55 21 8221 9847.
The meeting point for all delegates after arrival in Rio de Janeiro will be Hotel Debret. Ms. Luciana will be the contact person who can be reached at +55 21 9367-8527. The address of the hotel is as follows:
Av. Atlântica, 3564 - Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Tel +55 21 2522-0132
Useful Contact Information
Venue of the Conference:
Blue Tree Park Resort - Angra dos Reis
Estrada Vereador Benedito Adelino - 8413 Fazenda Tanguá
Phone: +55 24 3379-2800
Fax: +55 24 3379-2801
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Rua Anfilfio de Carvalho 29/3
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20030-060
Phone: +55 21 3907-81114