The secretariat of INGSA’s new division, the International Francophone Network on Science Advice, has been announced!

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On November 3, during a forum that brought together more than 300 participants at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal and online, the president of INGSA, Rémi Quirion, has announced the selected project that will lead the secretariat of the first linguistic division of INGSA, the International Francophone Network on Science Advice.

The selected proposal is led by Mathieu Ouimet, professor at Laval University, in Québec, Canada, and co-led in Europe by Damien Cesselin, Administrative Secretary General of the Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF), and in Africa by Mahaman Tidjani Alou, professor at Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, Niger. The secretariat of the International Francophone Network on Science Advice will be hosted at Laval University.

This division aims to build capacity in science advice in Francophone communities through research, training and sharing of knowledge and tools. Based in Québec, it will receive $1.5 million in support from the Fonds de recherche du Québec over five years, and nearly $800,000 from partner universities. It will deploy its actions throughout the Francophone space via antennas on the African and European continents, as well as through strategic partnerships with organizations of the Francophonie.

For more information about the Francophone division: https://ingsa.org/divisions/francophonie/