Why a Bottom-Up Blueprint for Evidence, Ethics & Principles is Revolutionary
Science Forum South Africa, 15h30 – 17h00, Thursday 9th December 2016, South Africa.
This session announces to the world the findings of over 350 individuals who came together annually over five-years in Brussels, independently of the EU, to codify a unique set of ethics and principles to inform work at the boundary of science, society and public policy. What makes this body of work unique is that it stands alone, anchored by the real-life experiences of ‘bottom-up’ stakeholders from science and society, not ‘top-down’ elites.
KOFAC 2016: How Good & Bad Innovation, Ethics & Policy-Making Shape Our Modern Lives
SPECIAL SESSION:FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER, 14H30 – 16H30
Just as a pile of bricks is not a house, science without proper public engagement remains incomplete. The public plays a critical role in determining what positions policy-makers will take on issues like GMOs, nuclear energy etc. but are they at all consulted about introducing driverless cars or the smart technology collection by supermarkets of our purchase history? This session takes a closer look at the headlong rush into new technologies impacting all our lives.
ESOF 2016 MANCHESTER: Towards Ethics & Principles of Science-Policy Making
As we now approach our concluding, multi-stakeholder engagement meeting in Manchester, we would like to reiterate some of the core principles and thinking around this five-year experiment, while updating you on our working process, the programme and participants for Sunday 24th July.
ESOF 2016 MANCHESTER: Evidence Newcomers: Revolutionising Regional & Global Initiatives – Should The ‘Old World’ Make More Space?
Organiser: Dr. Michiharu Nakamura (JAP), Counselor to the President & Former President, Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST). Co-organiser: Ms. Vinny Pillay (SA), Minister Counsellor, South African Mission to the EU.
Monday 25th July, 2016: 11h25 – 12h40
ESOF 2016 MANCHESTER
Countries large and small, developed and developing, exercise science diplomacy through politics for a host of purposes. But what makes cooperation successful and sustainable? How can we balance sharing discovery as a public good, against promoting winner-takes-all competition? Is there a necessary and healthy tension between regional and global initiatives? New actors are emerging, particularly from Asia and Africa.