Call for Mentors and Mentees! 3rd intake of Science Advice Skills Development Program (SASDP) – 2024-2025
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Call for Mentors and Mentees! 3rd intake of Science Advice Skills Development Program (SASDP) – 2024-2025

INGSA-Africa, the Africa Regional Chapter of the International Network for Governmental Science Advice, is delighted to announce the launch of the third cohort of the Science Advice Skills Development Program (SASDP-3). This program aims to build the capacity of early and mid-career African scientists across the continent for the effective practice of science advice. Following…

INGSA hosts first French science-policy cooperation workshop – 12 Sept 2023
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INGSA hosts first French science-policy cooperation workshop – 12 Sept 2023

[FRANCAIS] Le 12 septembre 2023, l’Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté a organisé le premier atelier de type INGSA en collaboration avec la Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, le Bureau du Chef Scientifique de Québéc et l’INGSA. Réunissant une cinquantaine de chercheurs et de membres de l’administration publique régionale autour de l’étude de cas Flodécar (adaptation de l’étude de cas Rhodécar),…

Grassroots Workshop – Science Diplomacy in conjunction with the ICGEB Training Course on the Molecular Microbiology and Microbiomes of Agricultural and Industrial Waste Utilisations – Malaysia, August 2023
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Grassroots Workshop – Science Diplomacy in conjunction with the ICGEB Training Course on the Molecular Microbiology and Microbiomes of Agricultural and Industrial Waste Utilisations – Malaysia, August 2023

Link to report: https://ingsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/END-REPORT_Dr-Firdaus_revised-1.pdf 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…

Grassroots Workshop – Public sector and Urban Groundwater challenges and policy reform – Pakistan, June 2023
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Grassroots Workshop – Public sector and Urban Groundwater challenges and policy reform – Pakistan, June 2023

Link to report: https://ingsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/FINAL-POST-WORKSHOP-1_Ms-Yasmin-Raza_revised.pdf On 26th June 2023, winner of Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2022, Ms Yasmin Raza, organized a one-day workshop titled “The role of Public sector organization in Urban Groundwater challenges and policy reform, A case study of Asian giant city, Karachi, awareness, dissemination, and preparedness “. The workshop was funded by…

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…

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…

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…

Science Advice Skills Development Program (SASDP)

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…

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…

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 –…

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