Sir Peter Gluckman voted President-elect of International Science Council

INGSA Chair, Sir Peter Gluckman, has been named the President-elect of the newly formed International Science Council (ISC) and will take up the role in 2021.

South African mathematician, Prof Daya Reddy has been named inaugural president of the organisation, and INGSA congratulates him on a very worthy appointment!

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Photo credit: Simon Cassanas for ISC

New Engagement Process Codifying the Roles & Responsibilities of Industry

Industry knowledge, private sector innovation  and science advice to government: Toulouse 9 July

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) involves more than 5000 practitioners, policy makers, academics and other interested parties focused on enhancing the role of evidence in impacting on policy at all levels of governance from local to international. It is active in over 90 countries including all the major developed economies. It is well recognised as an influential thought leader and is heavily engaged in capacity building on all continents at this interface. More information can be found at INGSA largely operates through capacity building workshops, promoting policy research, producing influential discussion papers and direct interactions with governments and international agencies. read more

VIDEO: Sir Peter Gluckman addresses Science Advice and the SDGs workshop

INGSA has a growing presence in North America and was invited to convene its first North American workshop on the principles and practices of science advice towards achieving shared global goals as encapsulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Held on 25th May in Montreal, the workshop was specifically timed to coincide with science-related events during Canada’s hosting of the G7 summit.

Sir Peter was unable to attend the event, but sent through a short address to the delegation. read more

Science and International Relations – Op-Ed – Prof Zakri Abdul Hamid

June 4, 2018 – New Strait Times

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Science and International Relations

by Prof Zakri Abdul Hamid

Science and diplomacy are coming together to solve many of the world’s problems.

IN THE 19th century, renowned French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur famously said: “Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” The wisdom of that remark has proven itself often in the many decades since.

Successfully advancing research depends on sharing ideas and knowledge with colleagues worldwide. And the benefits of such cooperation can draw together even the staunchest of enemies. read more

Prof Marc Saner presents the INGSA Manifesto at UOttawa

Prof Marc Saner is Professor of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at University of Ottawa. He is also one of the lead authors on the INGSA Manifesto for 2030: Scientific Advice for the Global Goals

In February 2018, Prof Saner presented at uOttawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy on INGSA’s contribution to the guiding principles of science advice to government. See the video for his full presentation.

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Prof James Wilsdon on The Guardian – The deferred promise of Islamic-world science

Ehsan Masood and INGSA co-Chair, Prof James Wilsdon on The Guardian: 

The deferred promise of Islamic-world science

“Ten years ago, there was excitement about the prospects for science and innovation across the Islamic world. Was this optimism misplaced?

Last week, almost 3,000 scientists and policymakers from 120 countries gathered on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan for the 2017 World Science Forum. It was a landmark moment for Jordanian science, and a tribute to the vision of Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, president of Jordan’s Royal Scientific Society, who is in the vanguard of a new generation of leaders championing science and innovation in the region. Jordan is also home to the Middle East’s first advanced light source facility – the Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications, or Sesame – which was inaugurated earlier this year as a shared resource for researchers fromCyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority and Turkey. read more

*Research interview Sir Peter Gluckman about #INGSA2030

In an interview with, INGSA Chair, Sir Peter Gluckman, talks about the recommendations within the new draft INGSA Manifesto for 2030 – Scientific Advice for the Global Goals


National science advisers are expected to call on the UN to reinstate its Scientific Advisory Board under a new structure after it was quietly shelved in September. 

The UN should establish a board to link up national and global science advisers, a draft manifesto by the International Network for Government Science Advice will say. The document, which outlines Ingsa’s aims and policies for 2030, is expected to be published at about 8pm GMT on 10 November. read more

INGSA at the World Science Forum 2017


INGSA at the World Science Forum, Jordan 2017

The programme has been released for the 2017 World Science Forum, to be held 7-11 November 2017 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre overlooking the Dead Sea.

Headed by Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan – who was recently appointed UNESCO Ambassador for Science – the programme will bring together speakers and delegates from around the world, under the overarching theme of ‘Science for Peace’.

INGSA will be present, and will be making a special announcement during the Forum. To be the first to find out more follow INGSA on Twitter, or join the INGSA network: read more

Applications Open – INGSA Grants for 2018

Applications now open for 2018 INGSA Research Associate Grants!

INGSA is proud to announce that in 2018 it will be offering six professional development and research grants to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

Each grant recipient will manage and conduct a project of their choice on the priority research theme of the role of scientific evidence and advice in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Grant recipients will become INGSA Research Associates, and receive upto €15,000 each to complete their project. Additional support will be made available for applicants to travel to the INGSA conference in Japan. read more

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