Conference on Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations: Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

Updated with links to presentations, 27 March 2013

24 FEBRUARY 2013

14:00 – 16:45      Registration

17:00 – 17:30      Opening Ceremony

Welcome by IAP Co-Chairs.
Welcome by President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
Welcome by Dignitaries.

17:30 – 18:00      Keynote Speech

Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

Marco Antonio Raupp, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation

Text of Speech by Marco Antonio Raupp

18:00                     Drinks reception followed by dinner

25 FEBRUARY 2013

08:45 – 09:00      Welcome by Conference Committee Co-Chairs

09:00 – 10:10      The Future We Want

The Role of Science in Coping with the Grand Challenges Facing Humanity

Moderator:Eduardo Moacyr Krieger, Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Jorge Chediek, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Philip Campbell, Nature Publishing Group

Linxiu Zhang , Chinese Academy of Sciences

Marie-Anne Van Sluys, University of Sao Paulo

Jorge Chediek's Presentation

Philip Campbell's Presentation

Linxiu Zhang's Presentation

Marie-Anne Van Sluys's Presentation

10:10 – 10:45      Plenary Discussion

Moderator:Jo Ivey Boufford, IAMP

10:45 – 11:15      Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30      Challenge Lab (In Parallel)

Session opens with each speaker outlining in 6 minutes a grand challenge in relation to the topic.  This is followed by small group discussion of each speaker’s idea with the speaker for 25 minutes.  Finally, the group reconvenes for 25 minute reporting back.

Improving science literacy

Moderator:Gregory A. Weiss, University of California

Rapporteur: Christiane Diehl, EASAC

Maggie Koerth Baker, BoingBoing.net

Petra Skiebe Correte, Freie Universität Berlin

Shelley Peers , Australian Academy of Science

Petra Skiebe Correte's Presentation

Maggie Koerth Baker' Presentation

Shelley Peers' Presentation

Promoting global food security

Moderator:Bernard Slippers, University of Pretoria

Rapporteur:Shoji Komai , Graduate Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)

Sabah AlMomin , Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Ricardo Rapallo, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Elibio Rech, EMBRAPA Recursos Geneticos e Biotecnologia

Ricardo Rapallo's Presentation

Sabah AlMomin's Presentation

Elibio Rech's Presentation

12:30 – 14:00      Lunch

14:00 – 15:15      Challenge Lab (In Parallel)

Session opens with each speaker outlining in 6 minutes a grand challenge in relation to the topic.  This is followed by small group discussion of each speaker’s idea with the speaker for 25 minutes.  Finally, the group reconvenes for 25 minute reporting back.

Improving global health

Moderator:Javier Garcia Martinez, University of Alicante, Spain

Rapporteur:Jorge A. Huete-Pérez, Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences

Patricia Garcia, Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH)

Shoji Komai , Graduate Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)

Karlee Silver, Grand Challenges Canada

Shoji Komai's Presentation

Patricia Garcia's Presentation

Enhancing access to safe water and sanitation

Moderator:Fumiko Kasuga, Science Council of Japan (SCJ)

Rapporteur:Sherien Elagroudy, Cairo, Egypt

Eilon Adar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Akica Bahri , African Development Bank

Doulaye Kone , Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sherien Elagroudy's Presentation

Akica Bahri's Presentation

Eilon Adar's Presentation

Doulaye Kone's Presentation

15:15 – 16:30      Challenge Lab (In Parallel)

Session opens with each speaker outlining in 6 minutes a grand challenge in relation to the topic.  This is followed by small group discussion of each speaker’s idea with the speaker for 25 minutes.  Finally, the group reconvenes for 25 minute reporting back.

Coping with Climate Change

Moderator:Gregory A. Weiss, University of California

Rapporteur: Patricia Garcia, Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH)

Carlos Nobre, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation of Brazil

Carolina Vera, Center for Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences (CIMA) and UMI/IFAECI

Roseanne Diab, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

Roseanne Diab's Presentation

Carolina Vera's Presentation

Towards a sustainable energy future

Moderator:Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Academy of Sciences Malaysia

Rapporteur:Maggie Koerth-Baker

Sherien Elagroudy, Cairo, Egypt

Javier Garcia Martinez, University of Alicante, Spain

Josephine M. Hill, University of Calgary

Josephine M. Hill's Presentation

Javier Garcia Martinez's Presentation

16:30 – 17:00      Coffee Break

17:00 – 17:30      Plenary Session: Reports from Challenge Labs

With contributions from Rapporteurs of Challenge Labs:

Christiane Diehl, (Germany),

Shoji Komai (Japan),

Jorge Huete (Nicaragua),

Sherien Elagroudy (Egypt),

Patty Garcia (Peru),

Maggie Koerth-Baker (US)

(5 minutes per Rapporteur)

Moderator:Philip Campbell, Nature Publishing Group

17:30 – 18:30      Plenary Discussion

Moderator:Philip Campbell, Nature Publishing Group

26 FEBRUARY 2013

09:00 – 10:30      Science Academies Working together to Tackle the Grand Challenge of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

Format: 15 minute speech from each speaker followed by questions from audience

Moderator:Ruth Arnon, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Juan Pedro Laclette, Inst. de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Won Hoon Park, Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)

Volker ter Meulen , German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Robin Crewe's Presentation

Mike Clegg's Presentation (for J.P. Laclette)

Won Hoon Park's Presentation

Volker ter Meulen's Presentation

Robin Michael Crewe, University of Pretoria

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30      Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovation: Lessons from the Experience

Format: Davos style panel with opening statements of ~ 5 minutes from each speaker followed by panel discussion and audience discussion

Moderator:Karlee Silver, Grand Challenges Canada

Steven Buchsbaum , Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carlos Gadelha , Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Inputs – Ministry of Health, Brazil

Peter Singer , Grand Challenges Canada

David Ferguson, USAID

Carlos Gadelha's Presentation

12:30 – 13:00      Special Grand Challenges Announcement

13:00 – 14:30      Lunch

14:30 – 16:00      Bridging Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations with Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

Format: 15 minute speech from each speaker

Moderator:Michael T. Clegg, US NAS

Kiyoshi Kurokawa, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Asma Ismail , Universiti Sains Islam

Ricardo Paes de Barros , Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic – SAE/PR

Kiyoshi Kurokawa's Presentation

Asma Ismail's Presentation

Ricardo Paes de Barros's Presentation

16:00 – 16:30      Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:45      Plenary Discussion, Conclusions, Recommendations

Moderator:Ruth Arnon, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

17:45 – 18:00      Closing Remarks by Conference Committee Co-Chairs and Adjourn