INGSA is a collaborative platform for policy exchange, capacity building and research across diverse science advisory organizations and national systems. The network aims to enhance the global science-policy interface and improve the user of evidence based policy formation at both national and transnational levels through workshops and fora. The network benefits from strong associations with our partner organisations.
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-governmental organisation with a global membership of national scientific bodies (122 members, representing 142 countries) and international scientific unions (31 members). ICSU mobilizes the knowledge and resources of the international science community to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. It is a pioneer of the science-policy interface and a global community of scientific knowledge producers. The INGSA network will continue to operate under the general aegis of ICSU.
The Wellcome Trust is an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health and a founding partner of INGSA supporting initial capacity building workshops and the development of materials and general secretariat functions of the network.
UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration among nations. UNESCO is a collaboration partner for INGSA in developing and delivering capacity building workshops.
As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most. IDRC has committed to support INGSA’s work with countries in the Global South to help develop and/or strengthen advisory skills and mechanisms.