Special Event Roundtable: 

Science Advice in the UN and Multi-lateral systems

INGSA is proud to present a Special Event Roundtable to discuss what the COVID-19 pandemic might mean for mechanisms of science advice and diplomacy in the UN and multi-lateral systems. 

This Special Event Roundtable included: 

  • Dr Shantanu Mukherjee - Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch at the Division for Sustainable Development, UN-DESA
  • Dr Shamilla Nair-Bedouelle - Assistant Director General for the Natural Sciences, UNESCO
  • Tan Sri Prof Zakri Abdul Hamid - Former science advisor to PM of Malaysia, founding chair of IBPES and member of the former UNSG’s Science Advisory Board
  • Sir Peter Gluckman - President-elect of the International Science Council, former science advisor to the PM of New Zealand, and Chair of INGSA

See the Session page to watch the discussion.


SAPEA Webinar: "Science Advice: What Works in a Crisis?"

In 2019, the European Commission undertook a review of best practice in science advice, publishing major reports by the Joint Research Centre and the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, together with a comprehensive evidence review by the consortium of Europe’s academies, SAPEA. More recently, the Advisors and the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies have issued a joint statement on science advice during the coronavirus pandemic, together with Peter Piot, special advisor to the President of the European Commission.

In this 90-minute webinar, chief science advisors, experts and staff of the European Commission reflected on how effectively Europe is rising to the challenge and what lessons can be learned for the future. They shared practical experiences of giving science advice in the face of unprecedented complexity, uncertainty and public visibility during the outbreak; as well as how best to apply science advice frameworks and practices to secure greater resilience in the aftermath of Covid-19.

See here for a recording of the webinar, and more information