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IDRC at INGSA2021: science advice to governments during pandemic recovery

August 13, 2021
IDRC is taking part in INGSA2021, an international conference on issues of science advice to governments, with a focus on COVID-19 recovery and supporting a more effective use of science for public policy in the Global South.

The 4th International Conference on Science Advice to Governments, INGSA2021 — Build Back Wiser: Knowledge, Policy and Publics in Dialogue, takes place from August 30 to September 2, 2021. It is hosted by the chief scientist of Québec, Professor Rémi Quirion, with the support of the chief science advisor of Canada, Mona Nemer, and will take place in a hybrid and virtual format at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada. 

Sign up for free registration here. 

As a sponsor of INGSA2021, IDRC is pleased to be part of several events, including a plenary panel to be moderated by IDRC President Jean Lebel on August 31 from 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. EDT. The panel —  called Fast and fair societal transformation: the role of social science and humanities in science advice on our shared challenges —  will bring together experts from across the world to explore new types of science advice and how it can be utilised by policy-makers to address the societal elements of our sustainability challenges. 

Strong, inclusive science institutions in the Global South need enhanced visibility and steady support. IDRC has a long history of working to strengthen science systems in low- and middle-income countries by supporting institutions such as universities and civil society organizations (including the private sector) that shape what science is being done and how it can achieve impact. 

INGSA2021 is organized by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), a collaborative platform for policy exchange, capacity building and research across diverse global science advisory organisations and national systems. INGSA operates as an affiliated body of the International Science Council and is based in Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.