Jordan will welcome science and policy leaders from all over the world to the 8th World Science Forum (WSF) on 7-11 November 2017 under the theme ‘Science for Peace’. IAP will hold a session on its global project ‘Food, Nutrition Security and Agriculture’. Paul Moughan (AASSA), Endashaw Bekele (NASAC), Eduardo Bianchi (IANAS) and Robin Fears (EASAC) will present the current findings of each network within this project, while the session will be chaired by Joachim von Braun (EASAC). Furthermore, EASAC has been invited to hold a session on ‘Science-based advice to policy-makers in an era of alternative facts’.
The Global Young Academy (GYA) is represented at the WSF, too. The thematic session, jointly organised with IAP and UNESCO will explore how the global science community is supporting the SDGs, through the lens of three different constituencies: the established science community, the next generation of science leaders, and the general public, focusing on the MENA region.
In addition, IAP has played a key role in developing the first ever WSF plenary session for young scientists, ‘Young Researchers Identify Skills of the Future to Advance Science Diplomacy and Society’, as well as a side event (on 6 November) that will convene some 50 young scientists, many selected from among those nominated by IAP member academies, who will discuss the issue of ‘Avoiding the Weaponisation of Research’.