Join the Discussion: Strengthening Science Policy Interfaces for Sustainable Development


The New South Institute is proud to announce the participation of our Executive Director, Dr. Ivor Chipkin, in the upcoming online panel “Strengthening Science Policy Interfaces for Sustainable Development”. This virtual side event is a collaboration between prominent institutions including the University of Bristol, On Think Tanks, the African Centre for Cities and the African Centre for Equitable Development (ACED).

Event Details:

  • Date and Time: Thursday, 9th May from 13:15 to 14:45 EST (19:15 to 20:45 South Africa Standard Time)
  • Format: Online panel discussion via Microsoft Teams

How to Participate: To participate in this enriching discussion, interested individuals must register through the ACED website. Please note that there will be no public online broadcast; access to the event is restricted to those who have registered. Registration details will be provided to registered attendees closer to the event date.

Panelists: The event will feature a moderated discussion chaired by Dr. Jessica Espey from the University of Bristol. Panelists include:

  • Salvatore Aricò, CEO, International Science Council (ISC)
  • Ambassador Csaba Korosi, 77th President of the UN General Assembly
  • Achan Ramlat, Samahi Research
  • Frejus Thoto, Executive Director, African Center for Equitable Development
  • Dr. Ivor Chipkin, NSI South Africa

Why Attend?: The session will explore the critical role of science in shaping policy at the national and global levels, particularly in a world grappling with pandemics, environmental challenges, and socio-economic transformations. This dialogue aims to foster a deeper understanding of how evidence and expertise can be more effectively institutionalized in international policymaking, drawing on insights from a recent research project spanning several sub-Saharan African countries.

Register Now: Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights from global experts on enhancing the interface between science and policy.

We look forward to your participation in what promises to be a highly informative and impactful session.

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