1st Mexican Congress on Science-Informed Policy: Enhancing the Science-Policy Interface
October 19 - 20, 2017 Mexico City
Scientific information is essential for the formulation of public policies and decision-making processes at the national, regional and global levels. Governments worldwide increasingly rely on scientific input to make informed decisions; ranging from long-term policy development to crisis management.
The Science Advisory Council of Mexico (CCC), the Office of Science, Technology, and Innovation (CCTI) of the Presidency of Mexico and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are co-organizing the 1st Mexican Congress on Science-Informed Policy: Enhancing the Science-Policy Interface, with the overarching goal to strengthen the connections between science and policy in Mexico and the Americas.
The Congress will bring together national and international members of the highest-level institutions and stakeholders that provide scientific input and capacity to governments at the local, national and global scale. The program is intended to provide diverse perspectives on the different mechanisms and models operating at the science-policy interface.
The first day of the program will be a high-level, invite-only event at the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and the second day will be an open symposium at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM).
The expected outcomes of the Congress are:
1. Identify the best practices and mechanisms for the coordinated integration of science into national and international processes to support policy making in Mexico.
2. Strengthen collaboration between national and international advisory bodies and foster a hemispheric approach to building science-policy ecosystems.
3. Catalyze mechanisms for building capacity in science policy and science diplomacy, including into educational programs in Mexico.