Ensuring that the results of scientific research form the basis for real-world policy decisions. This is the aim of the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science and Diplomacy, launched in 2014 with key funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
For the 2023 edition of the course, The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) brought together 13 pairs of scientists and policymakers from across the world to Trieste, Italy, on 19-23 June 2023.
You can watch a short video about the course here:
The video features
- Quarraisha Abdool Karim (TWAS President),
- Kimberly Montgomery (AAAS Director of International Affairs and Science Diplomacy),
- Mario Alberto Morales López (Embassy of Panama in the US),
- Gisselle Esther Guerra Saval (Technological University of Panama),
- Ambassador Muhammadou M.O. Kah (Ambassador of The Gambia to Switzerland and Permanent representative to UNOG, WTO and other international organizations)
- Yevheniia Polishchuk (Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine)
- Lijalem Ayele Regassa (Oromia Science and Technology Authority, Ethiopia)
- Orakanoke Phanraksa (TSRI - Thailand Science Research and Innovation), and
- Esther Vendeline Mkenda (Ministry of Investments, Industry and Trade, Tanzania).