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STCU Deepens its Cooperation with National Science Organizations178/406
02 Mar 2009 - 30 Mar 2009
From 2 -11 March, STCU Deputy Executive Director Landis Henry and Program Support Officer, Yaroslava Chuyko met with national science officials of Moldova, Georgia and Azerbaijan, to deepen cooperation under the STCU Targeted Initiatives Program. Among the officials met were Academician I. Tighineanu (Vice President of the Moldovan Academy of Sciences), Ms. N. Jokhadze and Dr. T. Dolidze (Director and Head of the Office of International Affairs respectively, Georgian National Science Foundation), and Academicians M. Kerimov and A. Hashimov (President and First Vice-President, respectively, National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan).
As a result of these meetings, STCU negotiated a final draft version of a Statement of Intent to Cooperate with the Moldovan Academy, which when signed by both sides, shall lead to the launch of a new STCU-Moldovan Targeted Initiatives Program. Also, the Georgian and Azeri meetings led to agreements on expanded cooperative audit procedures for Targeted Initiative projects in those two countries. These new procedures will facilitate greater transparency and accountability of the two financial halves of these projects: the STCU share and the share provided by the participating Georgian and Azeri national science bodies.