06 November 2017 - 10 November 2017
São Paulo, Brazil

IIASA Leadership at the 11th Belmont Forum Plenary

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, will visit Brazil to participate in the 11th Belmont Forum Plenary.

Sao Paulo, Brazil © Shutterstock, Inc.

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During the event, Kabat will represent IIASA in the Closed Plenary Session on Tuesday, 7 November as well as the Open Plenary Sessions on Wednesday 8 November. 

Deputy IIASA Director General and Deputy CEO Nebojsa Nakicenovic will also participate in the event, giving a keynote address “What Science Needs from the Funding Community” on Friday 10 November.

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) will welcome participants from all over the globe to a week of science to policy themed meetings. Each event will build upon the one before, moving the discussion from prioritization to implementation, ending with a workshop where interested organizations can participate in the process of building an international opportunity around mutual interest in Food Security and Safety.

The Forum will also include a number of side events that reflect a growing interest in partnerships to maximize resources and meet grand interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary goals.

On Tuesday 7 November, the Inter-American Forum will be advancing collaborative possibilities among economies of all sizes in the Americas. On Friday 10 November, the Global Forum will bring together philanthropic and aid and development organizations to enable transformative projects that address the Sustainable Development Goals.

About the Belmont Forum

Established in 2009, the Belmont Forum is a partnership of funding organizations, international science councils, and regional consortia committed to the advancement of interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary science. The Belmont Forum builds on a legacy of international scientific collaboration that began more than 25 years ago.  Today, it welcomes new members and partner organizations from the global scientific community committed to helping fulfill the Belmont Challenge. The origins of the Forum date back to 1990 with the International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research.

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