Xiaolan Fu appointed to steering group of International Science Council

07 April, 2021

Professor Xiaolan Fu has been appointed to the steering group of the International Science Council (ISC), a non-governmental organisation that brings together 40 international scientific unions and associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organisations, including academies and research councils.

The steering group is tasked with leading the development of the ISC’s strategy within the intergovernmental system.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the critical importance of evidence-based information and advice to address complex global challenges,” the ISC said in a statement on its website. “The ability to harness science from across disciplines and turn it into real insight for policy and action is an essential component of the governance architecture needed to address 21st century challenges”.

It said that the Council’s strategy is expected to identify opportunities and mechanisms to improve the science-policy interface at the global and regional levels, and develop a roadmap for the ISC to play an effective role in this enhanced global science-policy interface.

Professor Fu is one of 12 members of the new steering group.

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