The Final Networking Meeting of the project S4D4C (Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges) entitled “Addressing Global Challenges Together: the Role of Science Diplomacy” took place between 15-19 March 2021.
More information on www.s4d4c.eu
The session “Building Alliances for Science Diplomacy and to Tackle COVID-19”, includes the following parts:
– S4D4C ON THE SPOTLIGHT: “S4D4C Impact and Alliances”
The S4D4C partners from DLR and ZSI discuss the contribution of S4D4C to build a wider science diplomacy community.
Nadia Meyer, German Aerospace Center/Project Management Agency (DLR-PT)
Laure-Anne Plumhans, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria
Chair: Pauline Ravinet, University of Lille, France
– PANEL ROUNDTABLE: “Building alliances to tackle COVID-19”
The increasing attention to science diplomacy is part of a broader expansion of diplomacy, taking it beyond the bounds of traditional diplomatic actors to include a broad range of stakeholders (academia, industry, government, intergovernmental organisations, etc.). The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both the importance and the difficulties of this change. In this roundtable, we discuss how COVID-19 has changed the landscape and mechanisms of interaction between these stakeholder types. We examine how spaces for science diplomacy have emerged and adapted to a world with limited movement, and how those spaces are organised, led, and who has access to them. We also discuss how science shapes and is shaped by these stakeholder interactions.
Ok Pannenborg, Former World Bank Chief Health Advisor/Director and Chief Health Scientist (The Netherlands)
Annelies Wilder-Smith, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)
Roger A. Pielke, Professor in Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder and Project Coordinator of EScAPE project to assess COVID-19 responses
Chair: Mitchell Young, Department of European Studies, Charles University