ISC Global Knowledge Dialogue for Latin America and the Caribbean: 9 – 11 April

Please register to attend this event by completing the online registration form below by 6 March.
ISC Global Knowledge Dialogue for Latin America and the Caribbean: 9 – 11 April

The ISC Global Knowledge Dialogue for Latin America and the Caribbean will be held on 9 – 11 April 2024 in Santiago de Chile.


About the ISC

The International Science Council convenes the scientific expertise and resources needed to lead on catalyzing, 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 the ISC’svision 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 series

The Global Knowledge Dialogue (GKD) is a series of events the ISC is holding through the various regions of the world, which started in Africa at the World Science Forum in 2022 and continued in 2023 globally at the Mid-term meeting of ISC Members in May in Paris, and regionally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the GKD Asia-Pacific.

Global Knowledge Dialogue – Latin America and the Caribbean

The GKD for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is led by the ISC Regional Focal Point and its Liaison Committee in conjunction with ISC Paris HQ and will consist 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 on developing a workstream for the ISC Regional Focal Point for Latin America and the Caribbean in the coming years, as well as a discussion on the future of funding science for sustainability in the region.

👉 Please consult the dedicated GKD for Latin America and the Caribbean Concept Note.

Who can attend?

Presidents, executive officers and other office bearers, as well as ISC focal points and other representatives of all ISC Members and ISC Affiliated Bodies, along with ISC Fellows, key decision-makers and key partners from the region are invited to attend. For international organizations, we highly encourage participation of a delegate from the Latin America and the Caribbean region, particularly if the organization has a regional presence/office/hub/network in LAC or is planning to expand its network in this region.

High-level Programme

Simultaneous interpretation (Spanish – English/English – Spanish) will be provided on all conference days.

📅 Tuesday, 9 April

Morning/
Mid-morning
– Travel and registration
– AI Workshop (TBD, by invitation only) from the ISC’s think tank, the Centre For Science Futures
AfternoonParallel pre-events
Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Forum: Latin America and the Caribbean
– Freedom and responsibilities in science
EveningCultural event

📅 Wednesday, 10 April

Morning– Welcome
– Ministerial address

ISC in a Member context
– ISC strategic and organizational objectives
Global Commission on Science Missions for Sustainability
Break
Mid-morning– Ambassadors round table
– Artificial intelligence (AI) and the ISC Centre for Science Futures
Lunch (with ambassadors)
AfternoonScience in a global context
– Scientific publishing
– Science & global policy processes
Break
Late afternoon– Promoting diversity in science and science systems
– Urban health and wellbeing
EveningDinner in partnership with the Frontiers Planet Prize

📅 Thursday, 11 April

MorningISC in a regional context
– Funding science for sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean
– Workstream for the ISC Regional Focal Point for Latin America and the Caribbean (group exercise)
Break
Mid-morningISC in a regional context (continued)
– Discussion on group exercise and next steps for workstream
Lunch
Afternoon– Close and informal networking

Venue

More information on the venue will be published shortly.

Bursaries

Participants are expected and strongly encouraged to cover their own expenses, however, the ISC has a limited number of bursaries (flight and accommodation) available to enable the participation of delegates who require financial support. The deadline for applications for bursary is closed. If you have been granted a bursary, please fill in the travel form as soon as possible. Please direct any questions regarding bursaries to Anne Thieme (anne.thieme@council.science).

Registration for in-person attendance

Please register your in-person attendance by completing the online registration form below by 6 March.

1. Contact Details

2. Attendance

⬆ Please include your phone number, including country code, if you agree for your number to be shared with other event participants.
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3. Invitation Letters


Contact

Carolina Santacruz

Carolina Santacruz-Perez

Science Officer, ISC Regional Focal Point for Latin America and the Caribbean
carolina.santacruz@council.science

Anne Thieme

ISC Membership Liaison Officer
anne.thieme@council.science


Photo by Luis Aleman on Unsplash

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