South American workshop on scientific advice to governments

A workshop designed for scientists and policy practitioners living or working in South America to enhance capacities in providing science advice for policymaking at all levels of government.

The workshop will bring together 60 (emerging and established) scientists and policy practitioners and key stakeholders for a dialogue on models of science advice, and promising practices for working at the interface between science and policy, and will form a basis for a network of science advice stakeholders in South America.

The workshop is being coordinated by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Argentina on behalf of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) operating under the aegis of the International Council of Science (ICSU). INGSA provides a forum for policy practitioners, practitioners, academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government.

The deadline for applications was 12 March 2017.

Priority will be given to those who are:

Practicing scientists (broadly defined to include natural and applied sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, health and medical sciences);

Policy professionals in any domain of public policy

are affiliated to institutions of higher learning, academies of science, government/statutory/private research/advisory institutes;
Can demonstrate the policy relevance of their area of research or professional expertise.

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