Ismail Serageldin


Serageldin Chairs ICEF Session on Technology Transfer

07/10/2015 | Kyoto

 At the second  Annual Conference of Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF), held in Tokyo just after the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum in Kyoto, Serageldin chaired a session titled “Technology Transfer to Developing Countries and Investment Promotion”.

Speakers on the panel were:

Ogunlade R. Davidson, Dean of PostGraduate Studies, University of Sierra Leone;

Jukka Uosukainen, Director, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN);

Dang Huy Dong, Vice Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment of Viet Nam;

Michał Kleiber,Vice President, European Academy of Sciences and Arts,

Jon Moore, CEO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Discussions focused on how technology transfer from developed countries to developing countries plays an essential role in mitigating climate change.


ICEF was established in 2014 on the proposal of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It is aimed at providing a global platform to promote discussions and cooperation among researchers, business persons, and policymakers from around the world in order to address climate change through innovation of energy and environmental technologies including their dissemination. ICEF is held every year in October in Tokyo just after the STS forum in Kyoto.


Serageldin with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus at the launch of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP) in 1996

Serageldin with Muhammad Yunus at ICEF 2015 


 ​… A friendship stretching decades…



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