Combating the spread of misinformation online is one of the biggest issues facing us. Join the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the European University Institute, Google and YouTube for the next Fighting Misinformation Online summit on 29 November in Brussels and online, bringing together European policymakers and partners to collaborate on tackling misinformation. Register today.
Dr Nwaichi, a biochemist at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, has been awarded the 2022 John Maddox Prize for engaging communities in conflict to research solutions to pollution in the oil fields of the Niger Delta. The judges commended her for putting forward evidence and trial methods for soil recovery, courageously advancing public discourse with sound science despite the personal risk.
The John Maddox Award recognises individuals who stand up for sound science and evidence in the public realm, despite facing hostility and personal risks. It is important that we acknowledge and appreciate the tireless efforts these individuals have made in order to advance public discussion on difficult topics.
Read Dr Nwaichi’s story: https://senseaboutscience.org/activities/maddox-prize-2022/
Over 250 health journals across the world have come together, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) taking place in Cairo, Egypt in 6 – 18 November, to simultaneously publish an editorial urging world leaderso deliver climate justice for Africa.
The editorial concludes that Africa has suffered disproportionately although it has done little to cause the crisis now facing the world.
Summary article: http://www.ukhealthalliance.org/over-250-health-journals-urge-world-leaders-to-deliver-climate-justice-for-africa/
Full text editorial: https://www.bmj.com/content/379/bmj.o2459
This year's HundrED Innovation Summit focuses on ethical risk-taking in education.
Bridging the Gaps through Education Wed 26th 14:00 - 15:00 Europe/Helsinki
Global Collection Award Ceremony 18:00 Europe/Helsinki
Resilience October 27, 2022 10:00 - 14:00 Europe/Helsinki
Organised partly with the United Nations University UNU-WIDER and the City of Helsinki.
See the full line-up from https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8C-W-HnT33pVjVue7kLCQf4K_3mh9an7 and register from https://auth.hundred.org/users/sign_in
Under the theme “Nurturing trust: A Media and Information Literacy Imperative“ the Global Literacy Week 2022 is hosted by Nigeria.
You should register for events from https://globalmediaandinformationliteracyweek2022.vfairs.com/
More details about the week of events can be found from https://www.unesco.org/en/weeks/media-information-literacy
The Global Knowledge Dialogue is a series of events the International Council for Science (ISC) is holding through the various regions of the world, starting in Africa at the World Science Forum in 2022 and then in other regions in 2023.
This Save the Date 5 December 2022 is for the Global Knowledge Dialogue: Africa.
Members based in Africa, or those attending the World Science Forum, are invited to register your interest now using the following form: https://council.science/save-the-date-global-knowledge-dialogue-and-world-science-forum. More information will be provided shortly.
If you missed the recent discussion sessions leading to the GKD, you can find the recording here: https://youtu.be/zbq9dfOU4tU
Dates for the other Global Knowledge Dialogues for Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe will be published soon.
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.