As part of the 2019 Global Young Academy Annual General Meeting, this year hosted in Halle, Germany, INGSA together with Global Young Academy (GYA) and the Halle Institute for Economic Research – Member of the Leibniz Association (IWH), ran a science advice capacity building workshop on Monday 29th April.

The workshop encompassed general science advice to government skills, culminating in a gamified case study looking at the role of science and advice in complex multi-stakeholder, multi-valent ‘wicked’ problems. 

The workshop began with a key-note speech by INGSA Chair, Sir Peter Gluckman, followed by a panel discussion on the practice of science advice with excellent, experienced scientists and researchers. 

The programme and some of the workshop material is available below. The GYA also wrote a short article about the workshop here

The workshop continues the productive relationship between INGSA and the GYA.



09:00 Introduction (GYA/INGSA/IWH): Science Advice and Enlightened Policy-Making
Oliver Holtemöller (Vice President, IWH)
Koen Vermeir (Global Young Academy)
09:10 Key-note: Sir Peter Gluckman (INGSA chairman) Please see Peter’s presentation here
09:30 Introductory Panel – Practical experiences of Science Advice


Pearl Dykstra (Director of Research, University of Rotterdam)
Ângela Pereira (Project Leader, EC Joint Research Centre)
Rees Kassen (Department of Biology, Univeristy of Ottawa; Past GYA Co-Chair)


Clarissa Rios Rojas (Founder and Director at Ekpa’palek)
10:30  Coffee
11:00 Case-Study Icebreaker: “Carboneria – Competing technology-based economic proposals with multiple stakeholders”. Available to read here
12:00 Learning Simulation: “Gerontaria – retirement age” – background and 1st cabinet meeting
13:00 Lunch at IWH
14:00 Learning Simulation: “Gerontaria – retirement age” – 2nd cabinet meeting, press conference & plenary discussion
16:30 Concluding remarks