Global Knowledge Dialogue | 5 December 2022
World Science Forum | 6-9 December 2022

The International Science Council was delighted to continue its partnership with the World Science Forum, this time in Cape Town, South Africa, in December 2022. The ISC was proud to support this partnership with 35 bursaries to African science and researchers to attend the WSF and ISC activities, including the Global Knowledge Dialogue.

About the ISC

The Council convenes the scientific expertise and resources needed to lead on catalysing, incubating and coordinating impactful international action on issues of major scientific and public importance. The Council’s Action Plan forms a practical framework for the ISC’s work until the end of 2024, and to work towards our vision of science as a global public good.

The ISC works at the intersection of science and policy, particularly at the UN level, to ensure that science is integrated into international policy development and that relevant policies take into account both scientific knowledge and the needs of science.

Global Knowledge Dialogue

The Global Knowledge Dialogue is a series of events the ISC is holding through the various regions of the world, starting in Africa at the World Science Forum in 2022 and then in other regions in 2023.

The full day Africa forum on 5 December 2022 consisted of three blocks including:

  1. The ISC in a Member context: A discussion between the ISC leadership, ISC Fellows, and Members on the strategic and organizational objectives of the ISC for the next five years
  2. Science in the Global context: Promoting diversity in science and science systems
  3. The ISC in a regional context: A dialogue to co-design the global voice for science in Africa, specifically looking at key priority areas for strengthening science systems in Africa and the role of an ISC regional focal point.

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Palesa from HSRC speaks

Global Knowledge Dialogue held in South Africa a grand success

The first of the series of Global Knowledge Dialogues was held in Cape Town, South Africa, on the margins of the World Science Forum.

You can also consult the concept note and the agenda of the event.

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The ISC at the World Science Forum

The 2022 World Science Forum explored the theme ‘Science for Social Justice’ and considered how principles of social justice should be upheld by science and scientists. The International Science Council took part in the preparations for the event as a partner organization and ISC President Peter Gluckman served as a Member of the conference Steering Committee, and was delighted to have an ISC Delegation, including Board and staff Members, present in Cape Town for the event.

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Cape Town

The International Science Council at the World Science Forum

Discover how the ISC was involved in the World Science Forum, an international conference fostering and maintaining a dialogue between the scientific community, society, policy-makers and industry, taking place from 6-9 December in Cape Town, South Africa.

The ISC in action during plenaries and keynotes

Wednesday 7 December
09:00 – 13:00: Side Event
Opening session of the UNESCO Open Science Day, with Mathieu Denis, Acting CEO and Science Director, and Vivi Stavrou Senior Science Officer (Side event)
Thursday 8 December
11:30 – 13:00: Thematic session III/f
Getting Women into Academies and Scientific Leadership: Mentoring Works with OWSD and ISC 👉 Find out more
Thursday 8 December
14:30 – 15:00, Keynote lecture IV. and thematic session
Science for diplomacy – How can science reboot multilateralism and global solidarity? With Peter Gluckman, and panel session with GB member Motoko Kotani, and former CEO, Heide Hackmann 👉 Find out more
Thursday 8 December
17:00 – 18:30 Thematic session IV/c
Intersections between social justice and the free and responsible conduct of science, with GB member Françoise Baylis, former president, Daya Reddy, Saths Cooper and Quarraisha Abdool Karim 👉 Find out more

The ISC Delegation at the World Science Forum

Salim Abdool Karim

ISC Vice President for Outreach and Engagement @ProfAbdoolKarim

Motoko Kotani

ISC Vice President

Walter Oyawa

ISC Board Member

Mathieu Denis

ISC Acting CEO, and Science Director

Alison Meston

Communications Director @alisonmeston

Vivi Stavrou

Vivi Stavrou

Senior Science Officer

Photo of James Waddell

James Waddell

Science and Communications Officer

Main ISC Contact:

Gabriela Ivan

Membership Development Officer


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