The Global Conference for Diaspora Networks in Science
Inspire > Catalyse > Do
The Global Conference for Diaspora Networks in Science will bring together scientific diaspora of all disciplines including: basic, applied, social and humanities from around the world along with other stakeholders such as academia, government, industry and media to learn from each other, share experiences, challenges, and success and identify best practices that can make these networks more efficient in their work.
About THE Conference
Isn’t it fascinating how, even after being scattered thousands of miles away, people still feel a ceaseless belonging to their native identities?
That’s the power of diasporas. When harnessed, this power can facilitate the transfer of knowledge, skills, and technology which can add tremendous value especially during crises. For example, we’ve seen how engaging diaspora experts empowered various nations in managing the unprecedentedly pressing crisis of COVID-19.
As crucial as it has proven to be, however, engaging diasporas remains a complex process. There are different lessons to be learned from different stories of diaspora networks with their native countries.
From September the 21st till September the 23rd, The Global Conference for Diaspora Networks in Science will shed light on these exact lessons to inspire, catalyse and bring about change. Aiming to be science’s most diverse and interdisciplinary international event, the conference will bring together representatives of worldwide science diaspora networks with other key stakeholders, such as representatives of academia, government, industry and media.
Together, they will all address important topics, such as the challenges diaspora networks face, potential areas of collaboration, the role of women in these networks, and much more.
As the main organizers, we at SASTA are proud to announce the opening of proposals submissions for members of the public who would like to host sessions during the conference. Session formats include keynotes, panels, and workshops, and should focus on one of the following topics:
Diaspora in Science success stories, challenges, and best practices Science and Politics National networks/ learning from well-established diasporas Engagement and communication Gender, science, and migration
Are you interested in adding to the conversation and hosting your own session at The Global Conference for Diaspora Networks in Science? Then, kindly submit your proposal now through this link before July 31, 2022.