✨ Pre-event (for ISC Member delegates only): Freedoms and Responsibilities in Science Roundtable (5 October, 07:00 – 09:30 UTC, join in-person or online)
✨ Pre-event: Young Academies and Associations Roundtable (5 October, 07:00 – 09:30 UTC, join in-person or online)
✨ Pre-event (by invitation only): AI workshop, through the ISC’s Centre for Science Futures (5 October, all day event)
🍽️ Thursday evening dinner: Buses will depart from Traders Hotel lobby at 18:30, 18:45 and later at19:30 (to cater for evening prayers) for De Wan (@ The Linc), described as a modern Malaysian culinary adventure.
Yang Berhormat Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup
Deputy Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Malaysia
Part I: ISC Advancing Planetary Health in the Multilateral Space
Promoting mission-based science for sustainability: An update for ISC Members on the most recent developments for enhancing the global voice of science in the multilateral space, including discussions around the Global Commission on Science Missions for Sustainability’s recent report, Flipping the Science Model.
Interdisciplinary planetary health points of view: What are the experts saying on building coalitions that promote science-based solutions for planetary health? In this session we will hear from one of the region’s top sustainability leaders and the immediate past president of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia; an award-winning data scientist specializing in sustainable development; and an international comparative lawyer building transdisciplinary networks for the intersection of law and social science in new economic frameworks for planetary health.
Frontiers Planet Prize: Living within Nine Planetary Boundaries Hear from the inaugural international champion from the Frontiers Planet Prize, celebrating breakthroughs in sustainability science and rewarding solutions that show measurable potential to help humanity remain within the boundaries of the Earth’s ecosystem.
Part II: Opportunities and Challenges for the 2030 Agenda through scientific diplomacy, scientific advice and new technologies
Winning on the SDGs through science advice and diplomacy: lessons and opportunities for ISC Members the region: In this session we will hear from the 2022 Stein Rokken Prize laureate, who will give a keynote address on how belief systems in elected representatives affect lawmaking and attitudes to risk, followed by respondents with expertise in science diplomacy and science advice. Moderator Alison Meston
Associate Professor of Political Science, Penn State University, USA
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Discipline of Pharmaceutical Technology and Global Young Academy Member
Provost, Sunway University, Malaysia
Director of ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
ISC Director of Communications
The ISC’s Centre for Science Futures and the transformation of science: This session is presented by the newly-established Centre for Science Futures. The talk will introduce the Centre’s ambitions and areas of work. It will also report back on a workshop held the previous day looking at how countries in Asia and the Pacific are currently preparing – or not! – their science and research system for AI, and how emerging AI technologies can create opportunities for strengthening national science systems.
Senior Director, ISC Centre for Science Futures
12:45 – 14:30 Networking Lunch
Part III: The ISC in a regional context: A dialogue looking at key priorities areas for strengthening science systems and the role of an ISC regional focal point.
Dialogue on the Asia Pacific voice for global science and the pressing issues for planetary health, the challenges and opportunities. Esteemed guests from the region, including representatives from the ISC Fellows, UNESCO UniTWin, and ISC Affiliated Bodies will reflect on the dialogue so far, looking at issues raised on planetary health and boundaries, the 2030 Agenda, opportunities and challenges with AI, and ISC Members as a global voice for science in the multilateral space. Moderator Petra Lundgren
Senior Advisor for International Affairs at the National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand and ISC Fellow
UNESCO UniWin Chair for Science Communication for the Public Good
Chairman of Atri Advisory, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and ISC Fellow
Director, Regional Focal Point for Asia and the Pacific
Breakout session: Four probing questions will be posed to delegates on building the voice of science in the region. Delegates will discuss in groups, with an opportunity to respond as part of the dialogue on key priorities.
Report back: Delegates will share summaries from the break out session to set the scene for Part IV
Part IV: Next steps for the Regional Focal Point of Asia and the Pacific – turning dialogue into action
Moderated dialogue What are our opportunities and challenges and what is the role of the ISC and the ISC RFP-AP in progressing and addressing these? The dialogue will be guided by input from the round tables in Part III
Chief Executive at The Australian Academy of Science
Summing up the day by ISC Board Members and newly appointed members of the Regional Focal Point Council. Moderator, Salvatore Aricò. Regional Focal Point Council to be announced soon.
17:30 Light reception
18:30 Self-organized dinner