World Science Forum 2022

Call for Thematic Proposals – World Science Forum 2022 [Deadline February 28, 2022]

For the first time, the World Science Forum will be hosted in Africa. South Africa, the host, proposed “Science for Social Justice” as this year’s theme. The South African Department of Science and Innovation is one of the country hosts for World Science Forum 2022. Submit a thematic proposal today to be considered for this event by 28 February 2022.

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What: World Science Forum
Where: Cape Town
When: 5-9 December 2022

At the ninth World Science Forum (WSF) in Budapest, Hungary, in 2019, more than 1100 researchers, policy and decision makers from 120 countries gathered to present and answer pressing ethical issues of scientific research.

The meeting, organised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and World Science Forum (WSF) partner organisations, discussed the future role, funding mechanisms, the conduct and the dissemination of science in over fifty sessions presented by 150 speakers during four days.

After the Budapest Forum, WSF participants will meet again in December 2022, in Cape Town South Africa.

The Cape Town Declaration: Towards a Blueprint on African Science & Society Policy-Making

Read the full text of the Declaration here.

Further news of the Cape Town Declaration process and several science for social justice projects happening globally across 2021 on:

Video interviews to promote WSF

In the run up to World Science Forum, SciCom – Making Sense of Science (an international company and consulting practice dedicated to delivering solutions to communicating the most challenging science) will present video interviews. Below is the first of these.

The policy & practice of drug, alcohol & tobacco use during COVID-19

Banner image by Moritz Kindler on Unsplash