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Science, Technology, and Innovation for Inclusive Development: The 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia

Science, technology, and innovation, in creative collaboration, can become the key driver of economic productivity and intellectual advancement in various countries, just as cutting edge ideas, artistic productions, and technologies can produce transformative changes and meaningful applications in the people’s lives.

The 17th Conference of the Science Council of Asia looks forward to the interactions among scientists, artists, intellectuals, academicians, scholars, and researchers sharing and discussing various facets of their studies towards the enrichment of life in the region. Encouraged are multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary topics that promote dialogues among stakeholders, participation among policy and management sectors, as well as their special consideration of the marginalized and oppressed, and of gender and equity issues.

The conference will gather over 300 science experts and practitioners in research and innovation across Asia. It shall highlight how inclusive development can be more attained presently through the sciences and various complementary disciplines.

Future Earth community in Asia will contribute to the Conference by organizing a session on “Air Pollution and Human Health in Asia,” where they address the urgent topic for the region to:

  • Assess the impact of air pollution on health in Asia;
  • Identify knowledge gaps and potential areas where co-design and co-production of research can contribute to solving the problems;
  • Explore possible research collaborations in the region.

For more details, visit the Conference website.

Conference brochure

Conference program

The Science Council of Asia (SCA) is an international scientific organization founded in 2000 aiming to provide scientists in all fields, including cultural and social as well as natural sciences and technology, a collaborative platform for promoting scientific exchange and cooperation in Asia. At present it is comprised of 31 academic organizations from 18 countries/region in Asia. As the Science Council of Japan provides the Secretariat for SCA, the host countries for the annual Conferences are rotated among member countries. The 17th Conference is hosted by the National Research Council of the Philippines.

This article is adapted from the contents on the Conference website.