Conference on Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations: Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

Updated with links to presentations, 27 March 2013

February 24, 2013
14:00 – 16:45
Registration
17:00 – 17:30
Opening Ceremony
Welcome by IAP Co-Chairs. Welcome by President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Welcome by Dignitaries.
17:30 – 18:00
Keynote Speech
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Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development
Marco Antonio Raupp, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
18:00
Drinks reception followed by dinner
February 25, 2013
08:45 – 09:00
Welcome by Conference Committee Co-Chairs
09:00 – 10:10
The Future We Want
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The Role of Science in Coping with the Grand Challenges Facing Humanity
Moderator: Eduardo Moacyr Krieger, Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Jorge Chediek, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Philip Campbell, Nature Publishing Group
Linxiu Zhang , Chinese Academy of Sciences
Marie-Anne Van Sluys, University of Sao Paulo
10:10 – 10:45
Plenary Discussion
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Moderator: Jo Ivey Boufford, IAMP
10:45 – 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30
Challenge Lab (In Parallel)
Session opens with each speaker outlining in 6 minutes a grand challenge in relation to the topic.  This is followed by small group discussion of each speaker’s idea with the speaker for 25 minutes.  Finally, the group reconvenes for 25 minute reporting back.
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Improving science literacy
Moderator: Gregory A. Weiss, University of California
Rapporteur: Christiane Diehl, EASAC
Maggie Koerth Baker, BoingBoing.net
Petra Skiebe Correte, Freie Universität Berlin
Shelley Peers , Australian Academy of Science
Promoting global food security
Moderator: Bernard Slippers, University of Pretoria
Rapporteur: Shoji Komai , Graduate Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
Sabah AlMomin , Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)
Ricardo Rapallo, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Elibio Rech, EMBRAPA Recursos Geneticos e Biotecnologia
12:30 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:15
Challenge Lab (In Parallel)
Session opens with each speaker outlining in 6 minutes a grand challenge in relation to the topic.  This is followed by small group discussion of each speaker’s idea with the speaker for 25 minutes.  Finally, the group reconvenes for 25 minute reporting back.
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Improving global health
Moderator: Javier Garcia Martinez, University of Alicante, Spain
Rapporteur: Jorge A. Huete-Pérez, Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences
Patricia Garcia, Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH)
Shoji Komai , Graduate Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
Karlee Silver, Grand Challenges Canada
Enhancing access to safe water and sanitation
Moderator: Fumiko Kasuga, Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
Rapporteur: Sherien Elagroudy, Cairo, Egypt
Eilon Adar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Akica Bahri , African Development Bank
Doulaye Kone , Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
15:15 – 16:30
Challenge Lab (In Parallel)
Session opens with each speaker outlining in 6 minutes a grand challenge in relation to the topic.  This is followed by small group discussion of each speaker’s idea with the speaker for 25 minutes.  Finally, the group reconvenes for 25 minute reporting back.
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Coping with Climate Change
Moderator: Gregory A. Weiss, University of California
Rapporteur: Patricia Garcia, Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH)
Carlos Nobre, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation of Brazil
Carolina Vera, Center for Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences (CIMA) and UMI/IFAECI
Roseanne Diab, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Towards a sustainable energy future
Moderator: Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Rapporteur: Maggie Koerth-Baker
Sherien Elagroudy, Cairo, Egypt
Javier Garcia Martinez, University of Alicante, Spain
Josephine M. Hill, University of Calgary
16:30 – 17:00
Coffee Break
17:00 – 17:30
Plenary Session: Reports from Challenge Labs
With contributions from Rapporteurs of Challenge Labs: Christiane Diehl , (Germany),  Shoji Komai (Japan), Jorge Huete (Nicaragua), Sherien Elagroudy (Egypt), Patty Garcia (Peru), Maggie Koerth-Baker (US) (5 minutes per Rapporteur)
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Moderator: Philip Campbell, Nature Publishing Group
17:30 – 18:30
Plenary Discussion
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Moderator: Philip Campbell, Nature Publishing Group
February 26, 2013
09:00 – 10:30
Science Academies Working together to Tackle the Grand Challenge of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development
Format: 15 minute speech from each speaker followed by questions from audience
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Moderator: Ruth Arnon, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Won Hoon Park, Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
Volker ter Meulen, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovation: Lessons from the Experience
Format: Davos style panel with opening statements of ~ 5 minutes from each speaker followed by panel discussion and audience discussion
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Moderator: Karlee Silver, Grand Challenges Canada
Steven Buchsbaum , Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Carlos Gadelha , Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Inputs – Ministry of Health, Brazil
Peter Singer , Grand Challenges Canada
12:30 – 13:00
Special Grand Challenges Announcement
13:00 – 14:30
Lunch
14:30 – 16:00
Bridging Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations with Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development
Format: 15 minute speech from each speaker
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Moderator: Michael T. Clegg, US NAS
Kiyoshi Kurokawa, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Asma Ismail , Akademi Sains Malaysia
Ricardo Paes de Barros , Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic – SAE/PR
16:00 – 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:45
Plenary Discussion, Conclusions, Recommendations
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Moderator: Ruth Arnon, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
17:45 – 18:00
Closing Remarks by Conference Committee Co-Chairs and Adjourn