The ISDC Science Forum Returns

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Innovation is a popular term today within and outside CGIAR that has few synonyms. But what does innovation really mean and how does it relate to inclusion and institutions?

This year brings back the ISDC’s Science Forum through two events in October and November focused on important aspects of inclusive and institutional innovation. The first event in October is a virtual side event on the 13th at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Science and Innovation Forum 2022 that will discuss institutional innovation while the second event will take place in tandem with the 17th Meeting of the System Council at TropAg on 1 November in Brisbane Australia and focuses on inclusive innovation in international development. This new dedicated webpage will be continuously updated as new materials are developed.

Historically, the Science Forum was a series of events initiated by the then Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) in 2009 under its remit of mobilizing science for development through international dialogue on critical issues in agricultural research. ISDC is renewing its commitment to these science dialogues with a focus on innovation with symposiums from 2022 to 2024. The ISDC @TropAg symposium and @FAO side event are designed as building blocks towards a full Science Forum to be held at a location in conjunction with the anticipated November 2023 System Council meeting.

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