On the 20th and 21st of February 2018, INGSA and regional partners will host the first ever INGSA Capacity Building workshop in the Caribbean.
Science, technology and innovation (STI) are crucial drivers of national and regional development. Scientists are increasingly required to become keys advisors to policy makers as they develop evidence-based policies and programmes. This science-policy interface is particularly important in the Caribbean since weaknesses in national STI enterprises have been attributed to slow progress in many key sectors of development. As such the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) has been engaged to assist in strengthening the capacities and mechanisms for providing science advice to governments of the Commonwealth Caribbean.
The workshop will endeavour:
- To enhance the capacities of Caribbean scientists and policy practitioners to embed scientific evidence in public policy making process.
- To create a Caribbean network of science advice practitioners that will serve as a platform for sharing best practices, and deliberating on challenges and solutions.
- To develop and share science advice principles and guidelines contextualised to the Caribbean region.