Conference report now available

The final synthesis report can be accessed here.

Science advice to governments comes of age at Auckland conference

Responding to the increasingly global nature of societal challenges, practitioners of science advice to governments formed a global network to share practice and strengthen their ties, at the first global conference on science advice to governments, which was held in Auckland, New Zealand on 28-29 August. Read full Media Release

Video Recordings from the Conference

YouTube Channel
All of the video recordings from the conference are available on the Conference YouTube channel.

Presentations from the Conference

The conference SlideShare page will be updated over the coming weeks.


Images from the Conference


Latest News

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