The World Science Forum 2O17 (WSF) will engage the world of science and redefine the global potential of scientific communities and policymakers to bring real change to our interlinked societies.
Jordan lies at the heart of a region where countless civilisations have had to innovate to survive, where innovative adaptation and cultural exchange have gone hand in hand over many millennia.
The World Science Forum 2017 Team looks forward to welcoming you to Jordan and to hosting you for a special celebration of World Science Day for Peace and Development at the lowest point on Earth in November 2017.
Participants will explore, exchange and discuss over four days in a dramatic setting by the Dead Sea and in a variety of venues and sessions, with ample opportunities for engagement and debate. Displays and exhibitions will highlight and showcase the work of Jordanian scientists, engineers, and researchers.
Session themes include: Energy and Water, Food, Climate Change, the Alleviation of Poverty and Inequality, Cultural Understanding Between Peoples and the Creation of Wealth and Opportunity Within All Societies.
Speakers and panelists comprise of distinguished and carefully chosen thought leaders from around the world, drawn from science, academia, Government, policy and industry.
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) will hold a thematic session on the ongoing project 'Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture'. The four regional networks AASSA (Asia), NASAC (Africa), EASAC (Europe) and IANAS (Americas) are going to present their findings in a 1,5h session on 8 November 2017 at the WSF. Further IAP will support 20 outstanding young scientists to attend the WSF as part of the IAP Young Scientists Programme 2017.
The European Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and the Hungarian Academy on Sciences (MTA) are going to do a thematic session on 'Science-based Advice to Policy-Makers in an Era of Alternative Facts' on 8 November 2017.
For more information on the World Science Forum and the full programme, please see here.