On the 13th and 14th of August 2019, INGSA Asia hosted the first Regional Workshop for 2019. The workshop themed “Non-communicable Diseases & Science Advice” was co-organised between INGSA Asia, International Science Council Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ISC ROAP) and Malaysian Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) with Asia Research News as the media partner.
The workshop was designed to enhance capacities in providing science advice for policy making at all levels of government, through plenary lectures, case studies and interactive exercises. Participants included a mix of policy professionals, scientists and institutional representatives from 13 countries in Asia including Pakistan, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore.
Speaking from experience with communicating science to policymakers, Sir Peter Gluckman reminds the participants on the importance of being humble – “Scientists do not know everything; the more humble you are, the more trustworthy you will be,”.
Read the detailed workshop report here. Thanks to INGSA Asia Associates for preparing it.
- Presentation on the Principles of Science Advice from Sir Peter Gluckman (Chair of INGSA and President Elect of ISC)
- Presentation on “Science Advice on Non-Communicable Disease”- Perspective from Netherlands by Prof Sibrandes Poppema
- Presentation on My Experience as a Science Adviser from Zakri Abdul Hamid (Former Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia)
- Presentation on Building Trust and Credibility from Danial Abdul Rahman (Head of Communications & Strategic Partnership, Open Learning Global)
- Presentation on Overview of Non-Communicable Diseases in Malaysia from Dr Feisul Idzwan Mustapha (Deputy Director of NCD, Ministry of Health Malaysia)
- Case study 1 – Amplesia
- Case study 2 – Freudania