The programme will take shape on this page as partners and participants are confirmed.
- Development challenges that could use input from the sciences
- Evaluation of the impact of science on development
- Resources that could be shared across disciplines e.g. cloud computing, large research infrastructure
- Policy considerations for interdisciplinary development-related research
- Best practice/examples of successful interdisciplinary collaborations
- Bridging gaps between academia and government regarding development goals
- The role of industry in science-for-development
- The role of communities in science-for-development interventions
- Science-for-development projects “on the ground”
The format of the workshop is currently open and may included some or all of the following:
- Invited/contributed talks or panel discussions involving various stakeholders, with plenty of discussion time.
- Lightning talks (3-5 minute slots) for participants to introduce themselves and their work.
- Prior to the workshop, exchange of ideas among participants for development challenges to tackle or projects to work on. A few ideas from here will be selected to focus on during the workshop.
- Hack/working sessions: work in groups on specific problem/project. People might, in advance, submit socio-economic problems that they are working on; find solutions in small groups and present to a plenary session. Groups could be formed such that there’s a mix of expertise.
- Unconference session: no fixed schedule, participants can shape it. Method: make a list of topics people would like to speak/hear about (using sticky notes); participants sign up for favourite topics; most popular topics are allocated meeting space.