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.
|1.||Launch STeP in Argentina||11 June, 2020|
|2.||Launch STeP in Mexico||24 August, 2020|
|3.||Meet and greet - Argentina and Mexico's fellows||28 September, 2020|
|4.||Introduction to science-policy interface and its application in Latin America- Agenda||28 October, 2020|
|5.||Application to science-policy in LAC - Agenda||11 November, 2020|
|6.||Mitacs Open Mic Session at the 2020 Canadian Science Policy Conference||17 November, 2020|
|7.||SCIENCE DIPLOMACY. Module 1: Introduction to Science Diplomacy||25 November, 2020|
|8.||SCIENCE DIPLOMACY. Module 2: National, regional and thematic approaches to science diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean||9 December, 2020|
|9.||Office hours for mentorship of SD projects with Marga Gual Soler and Fellows (STeP+AAAS+Mitacs) about Science Diplomacy||16 December, 2020|
|10.||Invited lecture: Science diplomacy Affinity group (AAAS)||16 December, 2020|
|11.||Office hours for mentorship of SD projects with Marga Gual Soler and Fellows (STeP+AAAS+Mitacs) about Science Diplomacy||20 January, 2021|
|12.||AAAS Annual meeting||10 February, 2021|
|13.||SCIENCE DIPLOMACY. Module 3: Science-Policy and Diplomacy Ecosystems||17 February, 2021|
|14.||Invited lecture: Science diplomacy Affinity group (AAAS)||24 February, 2021|
|15.||S4D4C Addressing Global Challenges Together: The Role of Science Diplomacy||17 March, 2021|
|16.||Office hours for mentorship of SD projects with Marga Gual Soler and Fellows (STeP+AAAS+Mitacs)||24 March, 2021|
|17.||Office hours for mentorship of SD projects with Marga Gual Soler and Fellows (STeP+AAAS+Mitacs)||21 April, 2021|
|18.||SCIENCE DIPLOMACY. Module 4: Science diplomacy skills to foster transdisciplinary collaboration between scientists, stakeholders, and decision makers||12 May, 2021|
|19.||Office hours for mentorship of SD projects with Marga Gual Soler and Fellows (STeP+AAAS+Mitacs)||19 May, 2021|
|20.||COMMUNICATION. Session 1: Concepts and effective communication strategies||26 May, 2021|
|21||COMMUNICATION. Session 2: Creating a pitch||2 June, 2021|
|22.||Office hours for mentorship of SD projects with Marga Gual Soler, Mónica Feliú-Mójer and Fellows (STeP+AAAS+Mitacs)||16 June, 2021|
|23.||COMMUNICATION. Session 4: Using social media for scientific communication and thought leadership||7 July, 2021|
|24.||Office hours for mentorship of SD projects with Marga Gual Soler and Fellows (STeP+AAAS+Mitacs)||21 July, 2021|
|25||SCIENCE DIPLOMACY. Module 5: "Train the trainers"||18 August, 2021|
|26||SCIENCE DIPLOMACY. Project Forum.||29 September, 2021|
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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