Unesco Paris Meeting 2018

UNESCO Paris meeting took place in July 2018, gathering all UNESCO partners working on the RRING project from different parts of the world. The meeting included each partner presenting their activities and progress.


Day 1: 16th July 2018:

Work package leader meeting with their task leaders and partner to finalize implementation plans by partners, division in two parallel sessions

9:30-13:00          WP 3 – Global state of the art/reconnaissance on RRI by regions (SKU)

9:30-11:00          WP 2 – Dissemination, communication and mobilisation (UCC)

11:00-11:30        Coffee break

11:30-12:30        WP 7 – dedicated hour

12:30-13:00        Open floor discussion on how RRING project is proceeding, what else RRING needs to do going forward

13:00-14:00        Lunch break

14:00-16:00        Afternoon sessions: two parallel discussions

  • WP5: from 14:00-16:00 T5.2
  • WP7 from 14:00-15:00
  • WP7: from 15:15-16:00: T7.1 and T7

16:00-16:30        Coffee break

16:00     Introduce subcontracted partners: China (CRISP), USA, India

16:30     Gender subcommittee report

17:00     Closing and wrap up- Gordon Dalton, Project coordinator, University of Cork


Day 2: 17th July 2018:

UNESCO contribution to the RRING project

9:30-10:00   Introduction of the UNESCO Paris and Latin American Caribbean team:

  • Team presentation and UNESCO role in the project : L. Brito, G. Anllo, J. Chaves Chaparro

10:00-11:00        GOSPIN methodology and online platform – Guillermo Lemarchand

11:00-11:15        Coffee break

11:15-13:15 UNESCO Global coverage and resources related to RRING (SHS, ED, COM)     

  • Dafna Feinholz, (SHS, Chief of Section for Bioethics and Ethics of Science): UNESCO Recommendations on science and Scientific researchers, TRUST project, COMEST, Ethics in Science, IBC/IGBC, National Ethics Committees
  • Chavatzia, Theophania, (ED, Programme Specialist, Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality): Cracking the code: Girls’ education in STEM
  • Bhanu R. Neupane, (COM, Programme specialist): Improving access to Science 2.0


Q&A (30 minutes)

UNESCO activities in Iran        

  • Kamran Tiva, Cluster office in Tehran: Promoting open and inclusive ICTs, Publication on Environment, religion and culture for SDG´s
  • UNESCO activities in the Arab region El Baba Jana, Cairo cluster office: Arab Charter of Ethics of Science and Technology
  • Maysoun Chehab (Basic Education Regional Program Officer, Beirut) : Promoting Global Citizenship Education for Social Cohesion

Q&A (15 minutes)

13:15-14:30        Lunch break

14:30-15:30        UNESCO RRI related activities in Africa 

  • Jayakumar Ramasamy (NAI), UNESCO African office for Science: STI and SDG´s in Africa
  • Yaw Boafo, co-author of Co-Designing science in Africa, Research Fellow, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, University of Ghana, Legon (Accra)
  • Eve de la Mothe Karoubi, UNSDSN Manager Paris: SDG16 Data Initiative and the new Africa SDG Index and Dashboards report

Q&A (15 minutes)

15:30-16:30      UNESCO activities in Asia Pacific region 

  • Ai Sugiura, Regional bureau for Sciences, Jakarta office: waste, energy, bioeconomy, ICT, Sustainability Science projects from RRI perspective
  • Guy Broucke, Cluster office in New Delhi: Research and innovation in India
  • Cluster office in Beijing: Science-policy-society interface, Ark of Inquiry Project

Q&A (15 minutes)

16:30-16:45        Coffee break

16:45-17:45        Representative of UNESCO activities in the Arab region  

  • El Baba Jana, Cairo cluster office: Policy research dialog in the Arab region, bioethics, inclusive, peaceful and multicultural societies
  • Kamran Tiva, Cluster office in Tehran: Promoting open and inclusive ICTs, Publication on Environment, religion and culture for SDG´s
  • Maysoun Chehab : global citizenship education and is Preventing Violent Extremism through Education



Eve de la Mothe Karoubi – Manager for SDSN

Africa SDG Index and Dashboards 2018



Susan Schneegans – Editor in Chief, UNESCO Science Report

Global Trends in Science Governance



Maysoun Chehab – UNESCO Beirut Office

Global Citizenship Education for Social Cohesion in the Arab States



Tiva Kamran – UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office

Promoting open and inclusive ICTs, Publication on Environment, religion and culture for SDG´s



Dr Ai Sugiura – UNESCO Jakarta Office

UNESCO RRING coordination meeting ‐ possible contribution from Asia and the Pacific region



Bhanu Neupane

Science 2.0 – Rebooting Science for the Digital Age



Jul 16 2018 - Aug 21 2020


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