On 15th August 2023, winner of Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2022, Dr. Mohd Firdaus Abdul Wahab, organized a follow-up session on science diplomacy in conjunction with the ICGEB Training Course on the Molecular Microbiology and Microbiomes of Agricultural and Industrial Waste Utilizations.
With the support from INGSA-Asia, a special roundtable discussion on science diplomacy was included to introduce the participants to the concepts of science diplomacy and the case studies in their countries. Several facilitators from the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) were invited to moderate this session.
The session started with an introduction on science diplomacy concepts by Dr. Mohd Firdaus, before a small group discussion was conducted. The facilitators and participants drafted a case study that can be used in future science diplomacy related training. Participants were selected and invited from the ICGEB member countries such as Bangladesh, Djibouti (non-member), Morocco, India, Nigeria, and Malaysia, from among the senior professors, mid-career postdoctoral fellows, and postgraduate students.
Read the full report on the INGSA website.