INGSA Wins SFSA Diplomacy Award

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During the Science Forum South Africa 2016 closing session on December 9th South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Minister Naledi Pandor, awarded INGSA the Science Forum South Africa 2016 Science Diplomacy Award, in the category for an international STI partnership, which has made an outstanding contribution to harnessing scientific advice for multilateral decision-making.

Dr Heide Hackman, Executive Director of the International Council for Science and executive member INGSA, accepted the award on behalf of INGSA along with Dr Tolu Oni, steering committee member of INGSA-Africa. INGSA is honoured to receive this prestigious award and look forward to furthering our activity with a growing membership in the African region.

The Science Forum South Africa is a public science event, organised by the Department of Science and Technology to promote conversations about science in South Africa, Africa and globally.  The 2016 event took place in Pretoria on December 8th and 9th, and included a session on INGSA-Africa’s work in the region as well as a discussion on the draft principles and guidelines for science advice under development by INGSA for the World Science Forum.