The “Science Diplomacy for Sustainable Development Symposium” organized by TÜBA in cooperation with AASSA on June 28-29, 2024 in Ankara aims to bring together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders from around the world to explore the pivotal role of science diplomacy in addressing global challenges and promoting sustainable development.

In today’s interconnected world, where global developments and challenges transcend political boundaries, science diplomacy emerges as a potent tool for fostering international cooperation. This symposium seeks to underscore the integral role of science in transcending political divides and leveraging scientific collaboration to tackle pressing issues such as pandemics, migration, and pollution.

The symposium will also emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary and international networks in addressing complex challenges. By promoting the exchange of knowledge and resources across AASSA countries and beyond, the symposium aims to enhance the role of science and technology in national innovation systems, paving the way for shared progress and sustainable solutions. The conference aims to provide a broad framework for policymakers; diplomats; representatives from International Organizations, NGOs and Civil Society Organizations; scientists and researchers; members of science academies and societies; industry leaders; and academia.

By convening stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and geographies, this gathering will catalyze discussions on key themes such as:

  • Science Diplomacy and Global Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Science Diplomacy
  • Science and Technology Cooperation in Addressing Global Challenges and Risks
  • Science Communication and Public Engagement in Diplomatic Endeavors
  • The Role of Science Academies and Societies in Science Diplomacy
  • Capacity Building and Science Diplomacy Networks
  • Science Diplomacy in Conflict Resolution
  • Ethical Considerations in Science Diplomacy
  • Future Trends and Innovations in Science Diplomacy

Note: The official language of the conference is English. Please note that the conference is designed only for face-to-face participation.

Link to the official announcement of the event.

TÜBA Symposium on 28-29 June 2024: “Science Diplomacy for Sustainable Development”