Scientists, innovators discuss incorporating scientific advice into policymaking

From the Jordan Times writer Dana Al Emam on the 1st Arab Leadership Dialogue on Science Advice to Government held in partnership with INGSA December 13-14 2016.

HRH Princess Sumaya with participants in the first Arab Leadership Dialogue on Science Advice to Governments at the Dead Sea on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of CRDF Global)

DEAD SEA — Incorporating evidence-based scientific advice into sustainable policymaking helps in better addressing local and regional challenges as well as leveraging growth and prosperity, scientists and experts agreed.

Around 30 key regional scientists, technology leaders and innovators from the region and a number of international experts met on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea for the first Arab Leadership Dialogue on Science Advice to Governments, to discuss means of enhancing the scientific community’s contributions to official decision making.

The two-day event, which concluded on Wednesday, was organised by the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and the UN ESCWA Technology Centre, in partnership with the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and CRDF Global. READ MORE