Science and Diplomacy: bridging a gap between science and policy

On July 28, our team led the Future of Food simulation during an online Science and Diplomacy course organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

The participants, pairs consisting of a representative from the academia and the policy making, played the roles of delegates various countries and organizations responsible for global security and prosperity.

Piotr Magnuszewski explains roles to the participants

In these roles, they explored four interactive storylines offering different viewpoints and possible solutions to the global food crisis. The goal was to develop a proposal for a new set of regulations that would counteract the food crisis presented in the simulation.

After the simulation, many participants shared their opinions about the workshop:

What an engaging session at the #SciDip2022 into a simulation of the future of food! Role playing as real delegates in an emergency meeting of world experts and diplomats convened to try and avert the future crisis. Best experience ever.@aaas @TWASnews

Becky Aloo (@AlooBecky), 28th July 2022

Thank you AAAS-TWAS for inviting us to participate in the course!