World’s Academies Launch New Project on Scientific Input to Global Policymaking

The InterAcademy Partnership–the global network of national science, medical and engineering academies–launched a new three-year project on scientific advice for global policymaking. Conducted in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study and sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the project will explore how to strengthen scientific input to the United Nations, governments, and other stakeholders aimed at achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the course of the project, the committee will explore the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for science advice; where national science academies and inter-academy networks can play their part; and what needs to change for better regional and national evidence-based implementation of the UN's global policy frameworks.

“The UN’s 2030 Agenda is a well-articulated, globally adopted framework. It is high-impact, high-stakes, and provides an opportunity to examine the increasingly complex landscape of global science advice,” said Robbert Dijkgraaf, President of the InterAcademy Partnership and Director and Leon Levy Professor at IAS. “I anticipate that this project will provide useful insight to the academies and the wider scientific and policymaking communities.” Read more


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