About the Division
Language and culture affect our interpretations of the world around us, even if the science is largely universal. The way that evidence is assembled, conveyed and understood is therefore contextually embedded. To achieve a global understanding of evidence-informed policy, and to unite against our collective challenges, this contextuality needs to be explored and cultural specificities appreciated.
In collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), INGSA is supporting the establishment of a Division on Science Advice across the Francophone world. Announced at the INGSA2021 conference in Montréal, this Division is in the early stages of development and more information on how to be involved will be available shortly.
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Report on science advice in francophonie : https://www.scientifique-en-chef.gouv.qc.ca/dossiers/conseil-scientifique-aux-gouvernements/etat-du-conseil-scientifique-au-sein-des-etats-membres-de-la-francophonie/
Project of 50 young engaged francophones : https://www.scientifique-en-chef.gouv.qc.ca/dossiers/conseil-scientifique-aux-gouvernements/ingsa/une-opportunite-de-formation-et-dechange-pour-50-jeunes-francophones-engages/
Structure of the Division
The Division of Science Advice in the Francophone will be designed with the advice of a steering committee. This committee will be chaired by Mr. Lassina Zerbo, Secretary Emeritus of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). The committee will be made up of representatives of various French-speaking states and organisations.
Steering Committee Chair
Mr Lassina Zerbo
Secretary Emeritus of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
You can see Mr Zerbo's CV here