INGSA is a collaborative platform for policy exchange, capacity building and research across diverse science advisory organisations and national systems. The network aims to enhance the global science-policy interface and improve the use 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 Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organisation with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organisations including Academies and Research Councils. The ISC was created in 2018 as the result of the historic merger between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

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.

Workshop Partners:

We are grateful for the support of the following additional workshop partners: