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AASSA-INSA Workshop on 16-18 November, New Delhi, India
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AASSA-INSA Workshop

on

“Sustainable Development Goals:

Communication Strategies”

 

New Delhi, India

16-18 November 2017

 

Jointly Organized by:

Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA),

Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and

CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)

 

Supported by:

InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)

 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), officially known as Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, are a set of 17 aspirational “Global Goals” with 169 targets between them. Spearheaded by the United Nations, through a deliberative process involving 194 Member States, and global civil society, the goals include ending poverty & hunger, improving health & education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans & forests.

For meeting the challenges that confront the global populations, especially those in developing countries, a strong sense of urgency is required to seek solutions through innovative approaches to problems. These critical solutions, in turn, need to be promoted through effective communication to improve people’s lives.

Communication of scientific ideas and technological solutions could lead to positive societal transformation by empowering not only the public at large, but also policymakers and political decision-makers to help them make informed decisions to smoothen development and progress.

The AASSA-INSA-NISCAIR Regional Workshop on “Sustainable Development Goals: Communication Strategies” organized by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (CSIR-NISCAIR) during 16-18 November 2017 in New Delhi brought together a diverse array of partners to communicate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Scientists, communicators and policy makers from South Asian countries like Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Georgia, Iran, Afghanistan and India to deliberate on communication strategies and innovative initiatives in communication, especially in remote areas and for marginalized sections, risk and disaster communication, development communication, public scientific literacy, and communication challenges in the digital age.

AASSA, The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia
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