UN establishes Scientific Advisory Board to strengthen connection between science and policy

UN establishes Scientific Advisory Board to strengthen connection between science and policy

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has announced the establishment of a new Scientific Advisory Board that will provide advice on science, technology and innovation (STI) for sustainable development to him and Executive Heads of UN organisations.

The Board consists of 26 eminent scientists representing natural, social and human sciences and includes Joji Cariño, Director of Forest Peoples Programme.

The aim of the Scientific Advisory Board is to improve links between science and public policies and influence and shape action by the international community to advance sustainable development and eradicate poverty.

Joji has expertise on the role of indigenous and local knowledge in biodiversity management and local livelihoods, and in building knowledge platforms of diverse and complementary knowledge systems.

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