Global Relay on Rethinking Human Development

Key dialogues on Rethinking Human Development, including an ISC-UNDP webinar and a Human Development Global Relay on World Science Day, Tuesday 10 November 2020
Global Relay on Rethinking Human Development

Starting on World Science Day for Peace and Development and building on the momentum of the 30-year anniversary of the Human Development Report, our series of dialogues invites everyone on a journey to explore the future of human development thinking.

Watch the recordings of the past dialogues and register your interest for the upcoming webinars planned throughout 2021 below.

If your organization would like to be part of the continued dialogue by organizing a webinar around Rethinking Human development in today’s world, please fill in the online form at the bottom of this page. 

You can also share with us any aspects that you think we have missed in the discussion about Rethinking Human Development by completing this online form.

Main event: ISC-UNDP High-Level Dialogue on Rethinking Human Development

Watch the recording on Facebook

Achim Steiner
UNDP Administrator

Peter Gluckman
President-elect of ISC

Asuncion Lera St. Clair
Senior Advisor, Barcelona SuperComputing Center

Rattan Lal
Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
Past President, International Union of Soil Sciences

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Binyam Sisay Mendisu
Program Officer, UNESCO-IICBA

Elisa Reis
Vice President of the ISC

Pedro Conceição
Director of the Human Development Report Office at UNDP

Tolu Olubunmi
Entrepreneur, advocate

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📍 Global Relay on Rethinking Human Development

The main event is complemented through a series of dialogues as part of the Global Relay on Rethinking Human Development 📍.

You are invited to participate in the dialogues by registering below, or to organize a dialogue for your community by filling in the online form.

🌏 Asia-Pacific (English) – 10 November, 2020

Watch the recording here.

Mazlan Othman
ISC, Moderator

Aditi Mukherji
International Water Management Institute

Mandy Yap
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Eunice Yu
Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation

Yanfen Wang
University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

🌍 Sub-Saharan Africa (English) – 10 November, 2020

From the Ground to the Galaxy – Rethinking Human Development for the Today’s World

Connie Nshemereirwe
Independent Science and Policy Facilitator, Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy

Carolina Odman
Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy, University of the Western Cape

Kevin Govender
Office of Astronomy for Development

Richard Glover
(Closing remarks)
Programme Specialist, International Science Council regional office for Africa

Daniel Nyanganyura
(Opening remarks)
Director, International Science Council regional office for Africa

Alison Meston
Communications Director, International Science Council

🌍 Brazil (Portuguese) – 10 November, 2020

The Brazilian Academy of Sciences (Academia Brasileira de Ciências) joined the Global Relay to discuss the challenges facing human development.

Francisco Ferreira
Economist, Professor | London School of Economics | Formerly at World Bank

Eduardo Faerstein
Doctor | Department of Epidemiology of the Institute of Social Medicine of UERJ

Ricardo Ventura Santos
Anthropologist | National School of Public Health

Luiz Davidovich
President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Elisa Reis
ISC Vice-President

🌍 Global Young Academy – 7 December, 2020

As a global voice for young and early career scientists, the GYA and its network of young academies around the world wish to explore the findings of the report – particularly the aspect of the role of scientific knowledge – and contribute to the ongoing dialogue around Rethinking Human Development for today’s world.

Peter Gluckman
Chair, ISC Committee for Science Planning; INGSA Chair

Asuncion Lera St. Clair
Senior Advisor, Barcelona SuperComputing Center

Binyam Sisay Mendisu
Program Officer, UNESCO-IICBA; Associate Professor of Linguistics, Addis Ababa University; Member, Global Young Academy

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