Science diplomacy refers to all the activities oriented to promote the advance of science, technology and innovation, as well as to find solutions to common problems between scientific communities in different countries. Science diplomacy aims at supporting and enlightening decision-making and public policy design for developing the scientific, foreign or international agenda of the governments. This facilitates and broadens formal and informal international relations between peers belonging to multiple types of institutional agents (governmental and non-governmental, public and private). This track intends to provide a necessary space for discusions about the challenges and opportunities for science diplomacy in developing countries, considering the new scientific and technological advances, as well as the need for accomplishing inclusive development objectives.
Coordinators: Gonzalo Ordóñez, María Piedad Villaveces and Juan Pablo Isaza