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Gro Brundtland Week to close Friday in Taipei

Tainan, Taiwan, March 15, 2015

The Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development will be officially closed on March 17 at the Tang Prize Foundation in Taipei City, Taiwan.

The Closing Ceremony will include closing remarks delivered by, the CEO of the Tang Prize Foundation, Jenn-Chuan Chern, and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) President Huey-Jen Jenny Su and an awards ceremony of Gro Brundtland Award as well.

The five recipients of the inaugural Gro Brundtland Award will be honored at the ceremony which will be presided over by NCKU President Su.

With the aim of promoting public interest in the area of sustainable development and honoring female researchers from developing countries and Taiwan, the Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development was held from March 11 to 17, at NCKU, Tunghai University, Tzu Chi University, National Taiwan Normal University, and Tang Prize Foundation.

Five qualified female researchers from developing countries and Taiwan is invited and subsidized to present their work during the week.

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland won the 2014 Tang Prize in Sustainable Development, and provides a half of her research grant to promote the involvement of younger women researchers from developing countries toward the issues of sustainable development and equitable health systems.

The closing ceremony will be held 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Friday, March 17 at the Tang Prize Foundation in Taipei.
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