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.
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The session “Understanding the Role of Governments and Other Governance Levels in Science Diplomacy for Addressing Global Challenges I”, includes the following parts:

Designing a science diplomacy strategy can be seen as a public sector innovation, designing and deploying such a strategy requires going beyond traditional understandings and practices for governments. In this panel, we aim to share views about how to build up a science diplomacy strategy and create innovative instruments for science diplomacy. The participants will introduce us to highlights of the organisation of science diplomacy in their country and the approaches taken. Here innovative ways of governance will be highlighted – in particular, we will ask if COVID-19 has changed the approach of the stakeholders. If possible, regional specificities can be highlighted and specific partners. We want to hear from the panellists “what works” in their opinion.

Chair: Elke Dall, S4D4C Project Coordinator, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria

Carole Mundell, Chief International Science Envoy, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom
Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation and Resources, Department for Science and Innovation, South Africa
Dirk-Jan Koch, Chief Science Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Stefan Estermann, Ambassador and Head of the Division Prosperity and Sustainability, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Understanding the Role of Governments II – S4D4C Final Networking Meeting

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