The STeP Fellowship Program currently has 46 fellows from 8 countries. For the first time since the inception of the program, Fellows gathered in person for a workshop on Leadership in Science Diplomacy Training.
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Read the article Bringing Policymakers to Science Through Communication: A Perspective From Latin America published by the magazine Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, which highlights the IAI STeP program. This paper is authored by Marta Pulido who has been involved in Panama's science diplomacy strategy. Many researchers and policymakers in Panama participated in the poll and the results are an interesting attempt to pinpoint communication preferences for researchers and policymakers in Latin America.
The Science, Technology, Policy (STeP) Fellowship Program is an innovative landmark program of the IAI to enhance human and institutional capacities in IAI member countries and to support the provision of expert scientific advice to policy makers for the development of public policy relevant to global change.
Scientist Fellows in the STeP program are placed at host government or private organizations to engage first-hand with policy and decision-makers and facilitate the uptake of scientific knowledge into policy processes.
The STeP program is training future Latin American and Caribbean leaders to participate in the science-policy interface through hands-on learning supported by professional development and mentorship.
STeP Fellows will participate in the IAI Inter-American network of STeP peers and alumni and share best practices and lessons learned. This multinational network creates the means to integrate diverse knowledge and expertise across different sectors and countries in response to critical global change challenges in the Americas. The network allows for sharing resources, disseminating employment and other professional opportunities, and contributing to career development and work collaboration at the completion of the fellowship.
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The STeP host organization must be located in an IAI member country. The host can be a foundation, a private sector entity, or an agency or ministry at any level of government.
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