On 23rd June, Clarissa Rios Rojas spoke on a panel titled "Latin-American scientists influencing global policy: Lessons learnt from the Global South" at the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2022.
The session is designed to make the audience engage with the panelists using the topic of best practices and lessons learnt when influencing policy. Our speakers will present up to four study cases each and will discuss the “dos and don’ts of science advice for policy”. After two speakers have presented we will encourage our audience to also share short stories of their own policy engagements. With this process, we aim to informally build a community of practice and at the same time promote science advice and science diplomacy by showing the impact that we can achieve when scientists dedicate their efforts to influence global policy. Our speakers will discuss the following topics: - Clarissa will focus her presentation on the production of white papers for economic transformation (World Economic Forum) and advising the new scientific agenda for the Sendai Framework (UNDRR/ISC). - Alex will focus his presentation on the production of reports and Policy Briefs for HLPE-CFS-FAO, IPCC, T20 and UNEP about how we can provide global south insights to balance bias and deals between Global North-South links by science diplomacy - Sandra will focus her presentation on the input of science diplomacy in the COVID pandemic response of her country, and the participation of scientists as advisers of decision-makers and the public health response - Felix will share his experience in the management of two science policy projects, one dedicated to modernizing a national biosafety regulatory framework, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme; and another dedicated to drafting an exhaustive report on Synthetic Biology, in collaboration with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.