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Report on the ISC Meeting of Pacific Scholars

On 24-25 October 2023, the ISC organized a meeting of Pacific scholars to discuss the establishment of a possible science academy for the Pacific region, to listen to local needs and aspirations, and to help strengthen the regional voice of science. This report outlines key discussion points and decisions from that meeting.

More than 60 scholars from across the Pacific gathered in Apia, Samoa, on 24-25 October 2023, under the auspices of the International Science Council (ISC), to discuss the merits of creating a new regional Academy for the natural and social sciences, and the humanities.

After two days of discussions and sharing of experiences from within and outside of the region, the Pacific scholars overwhelmingly supported a landmark decision to join forces to ‘raise a voice of science’ in the Pacific by setting up such an Academy, and mandated the ISC to continue facilitating efforts towards its establishment.

Read the report below for a detailed overview of the event and key decisions.

ISC Meeting of Pacific Scholars: It’s time to raise the voice of science

DOI: 10.24948/2023.15

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