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IAP Webinar: Removing Barriers that hinder Global Scientific Exchange and Collaboration

InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Webinar | 19 March 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM UTC | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST | Virtual Event
Add to Calendar 2024-03-19 13:00:00 UTC 2024-03-19 14:30:00 UTC UTC IAP Webinar: Removing Barriers that hinder Global Scientific Exchange and Collaboration InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Webinar | 19 March 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM UTC | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST | Virtual Event https://council.science/events/iap-webinar-removing-barriers/

The InterAcademy Partnership in coordination with the Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO) is hosting a webinar on “Removing Barriers that Hinder Global Scientific Exchange and Collaboration”.

International scientific exchange is crucial in both the advancement of science and in addressing global challenges such as climate change, public health and pandemics, sustainable development, and digital security. Yet, researchers, academicians, and practitioners across the world encounter regulatory, financial, cultural, and infrastructural barriers that significantly impede global scientific collaboration. For instance, regulatory issues such as complicated visa application processes can limit the mobility of scientists, affecting their ability to attend conferences, conduct fieldwork, or engage in long-term international collaborations. In addition, varying intellectual property laws among countries can complicate the sharing of crucial knowledge and innovation.

This webinar provides a platform for identifying cross-cutting challenges, sharing experiences, and exploring viable solutions to enhance global scientific exchange and networking through a series of presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions. The webinar will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives from national academies of sciences, medicine and engineering, around the world.


Moderator

  • Sekazi Mtingwa – Member of BISO and the U.S. Liaison Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (USLC/IUPAP).

Speakers

  • Stephanie Burton – Vice-President, Academy of Science of South Africa.
  • Orakanoke Phanraksa – Policy Specialist, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand.
  • Nicki Tiffin – Deputy Director, South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), South Africa.
  • Rana Dajani – Robert Bosch Fellow, Professor of molecular biology at the Hashemite University, Jordan.

Organizer and Contact Information

The webinar is organized by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) as part of its ongoing webinar series. The IAP is a network of 150 national, regional, and global member academies that work together to support the vital role of science in seeking evidence-based solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. IAP’s secretariat offices are hosted by the U.S. National Academies of Science in Washington, DC, and the World Academy of Sciences, in Trieste, Italy. For more information about IAP please see the InterAcademy Partnership website and follow IAP on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The webinar is being co-hosted with the Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO) of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). BISO is a component of the Academies‘ division of Policy and Global Affairs. The mission of BISO is to strengthen science for the benefit of society through U.S. leadership, collaboration, and representation in international scientific organizations and initiatives. BISO also provides information about these international scientific organizations and initiatives to the leadership of the Academies, the National Science Foundation, the Department of State, and other organizations.

 

The IAP Webinar Series

The IAP Webinar Series is designed to allow IAP member academies and networks to engage on topics of common interest, learn from each other, build capacity, and establish partnerships. The first webinar on Promoting Ethics and Integrity in Scientific Research and Practice took place in October 2023.

For inquiries, please email the IAP Secretariat at secretariat@iapartnership.org or the Webinar Coordinator, Moses Ogutu, at MOgutu@nas.edu.


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Add to Calendar 2024-03-19 13:00:00 UTC 2024-03-19 14:30:00 UTC UTC IAP Webinar: Removing Barriers that hinder Global Scientific Exchange and Collaboration InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Webinar | 19 March 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM UTC | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST | Virtual Event https://council.science/events/iap-webinar-removing-barriers/
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