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Grassroots Workshop – How to Use Science to Fight Marine Plastic Pollution in Cambodia? – Cambodia, May 2023
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Grassroots Workshop – How to Use Science to Fight Marine Plastic Pollution in Cambodia? – Cambodia, May 2023

Link to full report: https://ingsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/WORKSHOP_REPORT_How_to_Use_Science_to_Fight_Marine_Plastic-revised_Dr-Hul-Seingheng-1-1.pdf On May 5, 2023, Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology & Innovation and Cambodia University of Technology and Science hosted a workshop on “Using Science to Fight Marine Plastic Pollution in Cambodia”, which aimed to raise awareness and foster collaboration among various stakeholders on this environmental pressing issue. The workshop was…

INGSA Hosts North American Chapter Development Workshop – Cities Summit, Denver 2023
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INGSA Hosts North American Chapter Development Workshop – Cities Summit, Denver 2023

In the margins of the #CitiesSummit of the Americas held in Denver, Colorado in April 2023, INGSA organized a workshop to continue the discussion on the development of a North American Chapter. Many thanks to all the people who participated. Read the workshop report here! To be updated on the progress of the Chapter development,…

AAAS 2023 Workshop – Developing a INGSA-North American Chapter focused on Cities
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AAAS 2023 Workshop – Developing a INGSA-North American Chapter focused on Cities

Organized by the Office of the President of the International Network for Governmental Science Advice (INGSA) and Chief Scientist of Québec, in the margin of the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)  3 March 2023, 8:00 to 9:30 Washington Convention Center, Room 208 AB Participants  Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist…

Grassroots Workshop – Climate Change Policy making – Nepal, April 2023
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Grassroots Workshop – Climate Change Policy making – Nepal, April 2023

Link to full report: https://ingsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Detail-Workshop-Report-INGSA-1_Dr-Ghanashyam_revised.pdf National Young Academy of Nepal (NaYAN) and St. Xavier’s College have jointly organized the “Climate Change Policy making in Nepal” workshop on 16th of April 2023 (11:00 am – 4:30 pm NST) at Loyola Campus of St. Xavier’s College, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal. This workshop was funded by INGSA-Asia’s Grassroots Awards…

Science Journalists – Apply now for travel grants to the World Science Forum South Africa!
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Science Journalists – Apply now for travel grants to the World Science Forum South Africa!

Open Call for Applications For the first time, the World Science Forum will be taking place in South Africa! One of WSF2022’s main objectives is to support the profession of science journalism, particularly in the ‘global south’. The Office of the Chief Scientist of Quebec, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec, the South African Department of…

Grassroots Workshop – Birth Defects, Development, and Disabilities data in policy design – India, March 2023
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Grassroots Workshop – Birth Defects, Development, and Disabilities data in policy design – India, March 2023

Link to full report: https://ingsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Report_INGSA-1_Dr-Mohua-Chakraborty-1.pdf On 3 March 2023, winners of Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2022, Dr. Mohua Chakraborty Choudhury and Dr. Pragya Chaube, organized a workshop titled “Workshop for ASHAs on 3Ds: Birth Defects, Development Delays, and Disabilities and Inclusion of grassroots data in policy design”. ASHAs are Accredited Social Health Activists. The…

INGSA-Asia Spotlight Interview Series – Interview with Dr Anders Karlsson – February 2023
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INGSA-Asia Spotlight Interview Series – Interview with Dr Anders Karlsson – February 2023

 INGSA-Asia has launched its inaugural Spotlight Interview Series, which features in-depth discussions with the Asian Chapter’s Steering Committee Members. The second interview in this series focused on the personal journey of Dr Anders Karlsson, moving from academia, to government, and now industry. Watch the second interview with Dr. Anders Karlsson here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNRo9PHUlr8

Science Advice Skills Development Program (SASDP)
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Science Advice Skills Development Program (SASDP)

The INGSA-Africa Science Advice Skills Development Program has concluded its inaugural program – matching 10 mid-career scientists and researchers from 8 African countries with 10 mentors from 8 different countries around the world. The program focused on the topic of Climate Change in Africa (Health, Water, Energy, Food Security) and selected participants with expertise related to climate…

INGSA-Asia Spotlight Interview Series – Interview with Prof Hyun-Chin Lim – December 2022
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INGSA-Asia Spotlight Interview Series – Interview with Prof Hyun-Chin Lim – December 2022

 INGSA-Asia has launched its inaugural Spotlight Interview Series, which features in-depth discussions with the Asian Chapter’s Steering Committee Members. Tackling a myriad of topics from the sustainability of electric vehicles, to switching career paths as a scientist/researcher, the series will serve as a platform to showcase the diverse expertise and lived experiences of these regional science advice…

Policy Strategies for a Knowledge-based Economy – Dr Teguh Rahardjo
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Policy Strategies for a Knowledge-based Economy – Dr Teguh Rahardjo

30th November 2022 Dr Teguh Rahardjo Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) International Network for Governmental Science Advice The INGSA Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) is pleased to share a Commentary by Dr Teguh Rahardjo, SEA SAN Council Member and Vice Executive Director of the Indonesian Science Fund (DIPI). This is based on his…

Grassroots Workshop – Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia Workshop – Malaysia, November 2022
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Grassroots Workshop – Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia Workshop – Malaysia, November 2022

A science diplomacy training program for the members and affiliates of the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) was held on 1 November 2022, at the ASM Kuala Lumpur office. The workshop was conducted by Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2022 winners, Dr. Mohd Firdaus Abdul Wahab and Ts. Dr. Aslina Baharum with mentorship…

Winners of Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2022
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Winners of Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2022

INGSA-Asia would like to congratulate the winners of its Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2022 on their exemplary achievements. As part of this award, the winners will receive a seed grant worth €1000 as well as guidance and mentorship from a distinguished member of the INGSA-Asia Steering Committee to organise science advice workshops in their…

INGSA-Africa / NASAC Regional Capacity Building Workshops – October, 2022
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INGSA-Africa / NASAC Regional Capacity Building Workshops – October, 2022

In 2022 INGSA-Africa and the Network for African Science Academies (NASAC) collaborated on a series of webinars on “Enhancing the capacity of Academies of Science in Africa to provide rapid science advice in emergencies” See below for details. 24th October 2022 – Eastern Africa Webinar – 3pm-5pm (East Africa Time) Featured Speakers: 25th October 2022 –…

Planetary Health: Addressing climate, health and equity together – Dr Montira Pongsiri
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Planetary Health: Addressing climate, health and equity together – Dr Montira Pongsiri

In anticipation of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) which will happen from the 6 to 18 November in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt this year, the INGSA Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) is pleased to share a Commentary by Dr Montira Pongsiri, SEA SAN Council Member and Senior Advisor on Climate and Health…

Geneva, Switzerland – Oct 2022 – In parallel with 2022 GESDA Summit
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Geneva, Switzerland – Oct 2022 – In parallel with 2022 GESDA Summit

In collaboration with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and The Graduate Institute of Geneva, and with the generous support of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA), FMSTAN hosted its latest meeting in the margin of the 2022 GESDA Summit. The meeting attracted over 30 attendees from all around the world and provided unique access to the…

INGSA honours the life and work of Mr Koji Omi
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INGSA honours the life and work of Mr Koji Omi

Everyone at INGSA is saddened to hear of the passing of Koji Omi, Founding Chairman of the highly-respected STS Forum, Kyoto. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues. As a former Minister of Finance and former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Omi-san realised that science and technology were…

Oficina C: la Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnología del Congreso de España, lanza una iniciativa de vinculación entre ciencia y política.
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Oficina C: la Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnología del Congreso de España, lanza una iniciativa de vinculación entre ciencia y política.

Oficina C es la nueva Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnología que presta servicios al Congreso de Diputados de España. Ha sido creada para recopilar evidencia científica y tecnológica existente sobre temas de interés del Congreso y organizar actividades que fomenten el diálogo entre la comunidad científica, los Diputados y la sociedad. Su objetivo es contribuir…

Bridging the science-policy gap means gains for everyone – Prof Yongyuth Yuthavong
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Bridging the science-policy gap means gains for everyone – Prof Yongyuth Yuthavong

Bridging the science-policy gap means gains for everyone The INGSA Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) is pleased to share a Commentary by Professor Yongyuth Yuthavong, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister of Science and Technology, Thailand. This is based on Professor Yuthavong’s Keynote Address to the Third Meeting of the SEA SAN themed ‘Bridging…

Elsevier releases Monkeypox Information Centre – Portal for research on virus
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Elsevier releases Monkeypox Information Centre – Portal for research on virus

As part of it’s contribution to the COVID pandemic, Elsevier provided a portal to research and information on the novel coronavirus. With the new monkeypox virus becoming a public health emergency of international concern, the publisher has created a new public repository of information providing various resources for clinicians, researchers and public health officials. All…

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Policy in Southeast Asia – SEA SAN Meeting – Malaysia, June 2022
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Bridging the Gap Between Science and Policy in Southeast Asia – SEA SAN Meeting – Malaysia, June 2022

On the 20th of June, the Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) successfully held its first physical meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Themed “Bridging the Gap Between Science and Policy in Southeast Asia”, the meeting was attended by network members and key stakeholders, including Prof Zakri Abdul Hamid as Chair of the SEA SAN, and Dr Zurina…

Taller de Fortalecimiento de Capacidades en Asesoramiento Científico Gubernamental y Diplomacia Científica – Bolivia, mayo de 2022.
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Taller de Fortalecimiento de Capacidades en Asesoramiento Científico Gubernamental y Diplomacia Científica – Bolivia, mayo de 2022.

El rol del asesoramiento científica en la toma de decisiones de Gobierno Capacitación en webinario sobre Gobierno Científico y Diplomacia Científica Gubernamental (Universidad Católica de Santa Cruz – Bolivia) INGSA LAC y la Universidad Católica de Santa Cruz (Bolivia) organizaron un webinar sobre Gobierno Científico y Diplomacia Científica Gubernamental que se llevó a cabo los…

Inaugural INGSA-LAC Annual Meeting – ‘Where We Are And Where We Are Going’ – Colombia, May 2022 – Español
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Inaugural INGSA-LAC Annual Meeting – ‘Where We Are And Where We Are Going’ – Colombia, May 2022 – Español

See the event website [Español]: https://ingsalac.wixsite.com/ingsalac-2022 See the event website [English]: https://ingsalac.wixsite.com/ingsalac-2022-en On May 31, 2022, the INGSA Latin America and Caribbean Chapter held its first annual meeting on “Government Scientific Advice: Where we are and where we are going”. The objective was to learn and share advances in scientific advice to governments and legislative…

INGSA @ GESDA Science Diplomacy Week – Switzerland, May 2022
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INGSA @ GESDA Science Diplomacy Week – Switzerland, May 2022

RESOURCES: INGSA World Build Case Study on quantum technology: The Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) was founded as a think-and-do tank, providing deep foresight into the challenges facing humanity. By working at the critical juncture of science and diplomacy they are looking to create and empower a space where anticipation of problems and their…

If Covid-19 is the 9/11 Moment for Global Science Advice, What Needs to Happen Next?- Science Advice Under Pressure Conference – April 2022
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If Covid-19 is the 9/11 Moment for Global Science Advice, What Needs to Happen Next?- Science Advice Under Pressure Conference – April 2022

Science Advisory Mechanism (SAM) & Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) – Science Advice Under Pressure Conferencehttps://scientificadvice.eu/ Special Question-Time Debate Organised By: The International Network for Governmental Science Advice (INGSA) & The International Science Council (ISC) 14h00 – 15h30, Thursday 28 April, 2022: Room 1, 1st Floor, NHow Hotel Rue Royal 250, Brussels. Abstract:…

INGSA Horizon Series Interview with Prof Dr Antonio La Viña – Interview, April 2022
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INGSA Horizon Series Interview with Prof Dr Antonio La Viña – Interview, April 2022

In view of 2022 being a pivotal year for climate and biodiversity discourse with events such as the 27th UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh and the 15th UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, INGSA-Asia and the Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) are delighted to present the first INGSA Horizon Series interview for…

INGSA @ World Science Forum – South Africa, December 2022
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INGSA @ World Science Forum – South Africa, December 2022

2022 was the first time that Africa had hosted the World Science Forum and it was an incredible opportunity to bring together some of the key players of the INGSA ecosystem in Africa. In particular we would like to thank Future Africa at the University of Pretoria and SciCom – Making Sense of Science for being generous in-country partners….

Hybrid Science Diplomacy meeting at ITER – March 2022
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Hybrid Science Diplomacy meeting at ITER – March 2022

On the 10-11 March 2022, FMSTAN convened a hybrid meeting of members, in collaboration with the sister network of Science Diplomacy Coordinators in EU Ministries of Foreign Affairs. The join Science Diplomacy meeting was held at ITER in France, the site of construction of the world’s largest fusion reactor experiment. The meeting followed on from the…

Announcement of Winners – 2021 Call for Academic and Technical papers on science advice in emergencies
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Announcement of Winners – 2021 Call for Academic and Technical papers on science advice in emergencies

The Africa Chapter of INGSA thanks all those who responded to the 2021 INGSA-Africa – 2021 Call for Academic and Technical papers on science advice in emergencies. The six papers submitted showed varying degrees of quality and content. Making a final decision on the winners was therefore not so easy. INGSA-Africa has the pleasure in announcing the…

Collaboration and innovation to overcome COVID-19 challenges – Dr Ir Siti Hamisah Tapsir
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Collaboration and innovation to overcome COVID-19 challenges – Dr Ir Siti Hamisah Tapsir

27th September 2021 Dr Ir Siti Hamisah Tapsir Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) International Network for Government Science Advice The INGSA Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) is pleased to share an Opinion Piece by Dr Ir Siti Hamisah Tapsir, SEA SAN Council Member and former Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology…

Winners of Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2021
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Winners of Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2021

INGSA-Asia would like to congratulate the winners of its Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2021 on their incredible achievements. As part of this award, the winners will receive a seed grant worth €500 as well as guidance and mentorship from a distinguished INGSA-Asia Steering Committee Member to organise science advice workshops in their home countries….

INGSA’s The Horizon Series Interview with Professor Vikram Patel – Interview, July 2021
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INGSA’s The Horizon Series Interview with Professor Vikram Patel – Interview, July 2021

“Mental health is everyone’s business.” Watch our interview with world-renowned mental health expert Professor Vikram Patel on the important topic of decolonising global health and the ongoing mental health crisis. The Horizon Series is INGSA’s new interview series featuring leading experts at the science-society-policy nexus to gain insight into how science advice and diplomacy is being utilised to…

Rebuilding Public Trust in Science – Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) – Webinar, July 2021
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Rebuilding Public Trust in Science – Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) – Webinar, July 2021

On the 28th of July 2021, the Southeast Asia Science Advice Network (SEA SAN) in collaboration with the INGSA-Asia Regional Chapter organised a webinar titled “Rebuilding Public Trust in Science” to examine the growing issue of declining public trust in science, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to highlight the value and importance of rebuilding that trust for…

Launch of INGSA-Africa Report – The Evolving Science Advisory Landscape in Africa – Webinar, July 2021
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Launch of INGSA-Africa Report – The Evolving Science Advisory Landscape in Africa – Webinar, July 2021

Read and Download the full INGSA-Africa Consensus Report ISBN: 978-978-981-851-8 Launch of The Evolving Science Advisory Landscape in Africa Report Organisers: Attendance Hon. Dr. Monica Musenero, Minister in Charge of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Office of the President, Republic of Uganda, launched the report, with 58 participants in attendance. The participants represented government, private sector,…

INGSA-LAC at Foro CILAC 2021 – Español
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INGSA-LAC at Foro CILAC 2021 – Español

See the Event Website! – https://bit.ly/3jHm0CJ  Watch all the sessions on Youtube: INGSA-LAC Foro CILAC2021 Playlist More Info: See the Agenda for INGSA-LAC at Foro CILAC2021 The INGSA Regional Chapter for Latin America and the Caribbean (INGSA-LAC) organised an extensive program of activities as part of CILAC 2021, aimed at disseminating INGSA’s efforts in government…

VIRTUAL REPORT DISSEMINATION
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VIRTUAL REPORT DISSEMINATION

THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE OF SCIENCE ADVICE IN AFRICA As part of INGSA-Africa’s 2020 workplan the chapter undertook an extensive consensus report on The Evolving Science Advisory Landscape in Africa. The aim of the report was to better understand the current state of play and the dynamics of various national and pan-national stakeholders providing evidence and…

Ciencia y Parlamento: Legislation Informed by Evidence Webinar – Español –  Feb 2021
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Ciencia y Parlamento: Legislation Informed by Evidence Webinar – Español – Feb 2021

Watch the Full Webinar [9 hours]: https://www.youtube.com/live/ppMXJ6lAwL0 Ciencia y Parlamento: Legislación informada en evidencia Presentation of the results of a research study to evaluate the opportunity, merit and convenience for the establishment legislative science advice (LSA) services in Argentina. The study was developed following the guidelines and methodologies of UK POST. …………………………………………….. Date: Friday, February…

INGSA-Asia Grassroots Workshops 2021 – Indonesia and India, 2021
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INGSA-Asia Grassroots Workshops 2021 – Indonesia and India, 2021

From October to December 2021, the winners of INGSA-Asia’s Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2021 have successfully organized 3 Grassroots Workshops in India and Indonesia, delving into the topics of cultivating livelihood through sustainable farming, disaster planning and management, as well as participatory science advice in policymaking through open science. INGSA-Asia would like to congratulate…

Science Advice and Diplomacy in the Battle against COVID-19 – Webinar – Nepal, January 2021
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Science Advice and Diplomacy in the Battle against COVID-19 – Webinar – Nepal, January 2021

On the 21st of January 2021, INGSA-Asia co-organised a webinar titled “Science Advice and Diplomacy in the Battle against COVID-19” in collaboration with the Young Scientists Forum Nepal, the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, and the Nepal Health Research Council. This webinar, which marked INGSA-Asia’s first initiative in Nepal, was attended by over 100 academicians,…

Winners of INGSA-Asia Essay Contest 2020
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Winners of INGSA-Asia Essay Contest 2020

INGSA-Asia would like to congratulate the winners of its essay contest themed “How is science advice used for the government in your country?” on their incredible achievements. The winning authors, who came from various countries across the region, were each awarded a Certificate of Distinction as well as a travel bursary worth 200 USD to an international…