See below for activities and opportunities organised by the INGSA-Asia Regional Chapter.

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INGSA Asia Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards

The INGSA Asia Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards are back once again! This is an opportunity for INGSA Asia and grassroots workshop alumni to share their newly gained insights on science advice to their fellow scientists or policy makers back in their home country.

INGSA Asia will be awarding seed grants to approximately 4 alumni; with each grant ranging between €500-800. The grants will be awarded to high quality, well-outlined proposals that are realistic in both scope and costing, where the proposal must be based upon running a workshop to promote science advice. Funds will be available to support the costs of running a workshop on science advice in their institution or community. The Chapter will also send an expert in science advice to the selected workshops to provide support as a facilitator.

To apply, please submit your proposal to the INGSA Asia Regional Programme Officer, Esther Erin at by the 15th of April 2020.

You may download the proposal guidelines by clicking here.



Announcing the 2019 INGSA-Asia Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Award

The inaugural INGSA Asia Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Award was established to provide opportunities to alumni of INGSA Asia workshops to deliver their newly-gained insights and skills in science advice to their fellows’ scientists or policy makers in their home country. After reviewing applications from various countries, INGSA Asia is excited to announce the 6 inaugural awardees from 6 different countries in Asia:

  1. Dr Anjana Pandey (India) – Science Advice on Nutrition and Health
  2. Dr Benjamin Vallejo (Philippines) – Postnormal Science Advice on The Rehabilitation of Manila Bay
  3. Dr Hammad Cheema (Pakistan) – Using Scientific Evidence for Maximizing Benefits of China Pakistan Economic Corridor
  4. Dr Laely Nurhidayah (Indonesia) – Science Advice on Climate Change Adaptation in Addressing Sea Level Rise (SLR) in Indonesia
  5. Dr Sarwar Jahan (Bangladesh) – Government Science Advice in Forest Products Industry
  6. Prof Ir Dr Suzana Yusup (Malaysia) – Energy security in Malaysia – the past, present, and way forward

Congratulations to all the awardees! More information about the workshops and activities will be shared as they develop.

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East Asia Capacity Building Workshop on Biodiversity and Its Research Management

On the 23rd and 24th of September 2019, INGSA Asia together with Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (ALMI), Indonesian Society of Microbial Ecology (InSME), International University Liaison Indonesia (IULI), Knowledge Sector Initiatives and Global Development Network organized the INGSA Asia Capacity Building Workshop in Science Advice themed “Biodiversity and Its Research Management”.

For more information on the workshop, see the workshop page!


East Asia Capacity Building Workshop on Non-Communicable Diseases

INGSA Asia hosted the first Regional Workshop for 2019. The workshop themed “Non-communicable Diseases & Science Advice” was co-organised between INGSA Asia, International Science Council Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ISC ROAP) and Malaysian Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) with Asia Research News as the media partner.

For more information on the workshop, see the workshop page!