The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Forum will gather in person and virtually October 25-26, 2022
Day 1 — Science and Data in Public Policy: New Paradigms for Decision Making In a Polarized Nation
Day 2 — K-12 STEM Education and the Future of the STEM Workforce
Deadline to register is October 21.
See Agenda and register from https://www.aaas.org/programs/office-government-relations/2022-forum-science-technology-policy
In its oldest forms, mathematics studies trajectories in space, solves equations, calculates probabilities, generates statistics, and much, much more. Today, mathematics is being used to power the next giant leaps in science and technology.
Science Literacy Week 2022 is encouraging Canadians and those beyond to explore mathematics, its modern applications and how this ancient science is the origin of all the technology we know and use today.
Follow the programme of events, movies, podcasts, books from https://www.scienceliteracy.ca/
Learn how to use the recently launched SAWBO 3GP APP
Training will be held through Zoom and is accessible through your computer.
Please note that the SAWBO 3GP APP works for Android O/S up to 9. SAWBO are working on a SAWBO MP4 APP that will be useful for Android O/S 10 and above.
Registration will be limited to 25 participants.
Questions about this training can be sent to Severina Adames at [email protected]
Certificates will be provided to all attendees who complete the training (If requested).
Registration from https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1gLxWlbmSV_NhZzXhZsYmHAAqrSnxeK6kcIgzzGw56Pub4w/viewform
Please don't forget to click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the registration form to complete your registration. Your spot in the training will not be reserved unless the SUBMIT button is clicked. After you register, the day before the training, a calendar invite with a Zoom link will be sent to you.
It is with great sadness that NIDA shares the news that Carol Usher passed away yesterday. Carol had been with NIDA since 2007; a positive, creative, dynamic web and communications officer. Carol made everyone at ease with endless patience and understanding, a broad smile and careful attention to detail. Carol's sense of humour was ever present, not to speak of her skills in design, art and stunning gardening. She will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts are with husband, Trevor, with Lily, Eva and Tom and their families.
This is to bring to your attention the International Data Week 2022 in Seoul, South Korea, from 20-23 June 2022. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register at IDW2022.org, with early bird registration rates available until 31 May 2022. The event is currently a hybrid, with both in-person and web-based packages available for purchase.
This landmark event will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and data stewards from disciplines across the globe to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve science and society through data-driven discovery and innovation.
IDW will once again play host to the Scientific Data Conference (SciDataCon), organized by World Data System and CODATA, and the Research Data Alliance’s Plenary 19. IDW and its co-hosts are incredibly excited to welcome those interested in all aspects of research data to this year’s conference.
Open Science and the FAIR Principles are essential enablers of discovery and innovation, particularly concerning Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. In November 2021, UNESCO adopted a landmark recommendation on Open Science, recognizing its importance in helping address the significant global challenges our societies face. Access to reliable and FAIR data is a precondition to the science needed to enable the reduction of the impact of diseases, mitigation of climate change, and increased resilience to risks posed by natural and human-made disasters.
In the above spirit, International Data Week 2022 is convened under the overarching theme of ‘Data to Improve Our World.’ In addition to highlighting the need for data education and governance, demonstrating the importance of high-quality research data stewardship, data science, and data infrastructures, and exploring the ‘state of the art’ in all things data, IDW 2022 will also emphasize the following subthemes:
The IDW 2022 organizers include the Committee on Data of the International Science Council (CODATA), Research Data Alliance (RDA), and World Data System (WDS), and the local hosts Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), committed by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Seoul Metropolitan Government, National Library of Korea, and National Assembly Library, with the support of the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) iSchool, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine and the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources.
Two editions of IDW have taken place to date:
For more information about the event and registration, visit idw2022.org
Video available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LDi0xTGc2Y
For inquiry on WDS, contact Dylan Earley- [email protected]
For inquiry on RDA, contact [email protected]
For inquiry on CODATA, contact [email protected]
The CI has recently been working in partnership with and with support from UNICEF New York to identify high quality, high credibility, recently peer-review journal published research data (with a numeric impact point) that provides compelling evidence for the positive direct impact of social change, behavior change and community engagement action on priority development issues. A consultation group from this network provided review and input.
Just a few examples of the data identified in substantive Randomised Control Trials or Systematic Reviews include: Reduced neonatal mortality by 41%; 11.8% increase in the number of children fully immunised; 49% reduction in maternal mortality; fathers were 1.59 times more likely to be engaged with their children; 25% reduction in sexual violence; adolescent girls 4.9 percentage points more likely to engage in income-generating activities; 28 percent decrease in teen pregnancy; 5.2% increase on student's expectations regarding their future; 12.55% increase in child cognitive development; 26% reduction on those reporting experiencing physical violence; and more.
Some examples of the social change, behavior change, and community engagement strategies that were the focus of the research that produced those results include: Women's Groups; Raising Voices; Maternal Knowledge; Social Structures; Participatory Action; Community Action; Critical Reflection, and Dialogue; Father Engagement; Trusted Gossip; Community Mobilisation; Empowerment and more.
This work aims to provide yourself and others in our common field of work with simple, brief, easily accessible, and highly credible impact data that can enhance your programming action, policy development, and funding initiatives. UNICEF has already posted the mapping on their public website outlining their social change and behavior change strategy and including this data as a significant resource for that work.
The impact data is presented as a series of "cards" links to the entire research. if you are interested in reviewing and possibly using this data, please do take a look at these links:
Please do access, scroll around and search - there is a lot of data there that is all summarised to its basics for ease of use with links to the published papers.
For more information:
Vincent Petit (Global Lead, Social and Behavior Change UNICEF New York) and Warren Feek
Please support and encourage people in your networks to join The CI network at this link.
The Communication Initiative PARTNERS - Please click on PARTNERS on all site pages to review their work.
To advance Climate Science Literacy across Asia and the Pacific, the United Nations in Asia-Pacific has developed a series of posters, social media graphics, and videos.
The materials are available free for public adaptation and distribution under Open Access CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO. Jointly developed by UNESCO, ILO, IOM, UNDP, UNDRR, UNEP, UN ESCAP, UNFCCC, UNICEF, and UNOSSC.
If you would like to translate the materials into additional languages, please contact [email protected] to receive editable design files.
Previous work on mHealth has focused largely on formal 'top-down' approaches, but it is increasingly recognised that health workers use mobile phones in informal and innovative ways to support their work.
The organisation Health Information for All (HIFA) is contributing to a major research project to provide multi-stakeholder involvement and discussion around the issues of informal use of mobile phones raised across health professionals, civil society, policymakers, library and information professionals, publishers in 180 countries.
The 4-year project will start with a thematic discussion and develop into a systematic review, which will then inform primary research in Uganda followed by governance analysis and deliberative dialogue.
How you can participate: from 11th April to 6th May 2022 HIFA is hosting a 4-week in-depth discussion, in collaboration with Makerere University, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, WHO and other research partners.
The questions include: