Over fifty countries attend IV edition of the UNESCO- Equatorial Guinea Prize

The fourth edition of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in Life Sciences will take place on 30th March at the International Palace of Conferences in Sipopo (Malabo), in the presence of over fifty delegations from Africa, Asia and Europe.

The event expects the attendance of representatives from countries such as South Africa, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Morocco or the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, among many others.

In addition to 28 special guests, there will be 10 members from UNESCO, five leaders from the UNESCO Permanent Delegation in Equatorial Guinea, and people invited by the embassies abroad and various scientists.

According to the programme, before the start of the presentation of prizes, a video will be shown on the history of these prizes and previous winners.

The acts will be attended by the UNESCO Director General, Audrey Azoulay, and the Head of Protocol, Michel Toto.

The winners are the Organisation for Agricultural Research (The Volcani Centre), Professor Rui Luis Goncalves Dos Reis (Portugal) and Professor Ivan Antonio Izquierdo (Brazil) who, in addition to receiving a diploma from the hands of the Director General of UNESCO, will also be presented with a statue by the deceased Equatoguinean sculptor, Leandro Mbomio Nsue, from H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

It is also is expected that the winners will give their respective speeches, in addition to words of welcome from the Mayoress of Malabo, the Director General of UNESCO, and the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The aim of this prize, created in 2008 by the President of Equatorial Guinea, is a reward for the projects and activities by an individual, individuals, institutions, or other non governmental organisations of bodies dedicated to scientific research in life sciences, which lead to an improvement in the quality of human life.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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