UNESCO Natural Sciences sector invites UNESCO Member States’ Government representatives to join global geoscience leaders, economists, policy makers, industry, and academic experts to identify how the science of our planet can help find people centered solutions to many of society’s ‘grand challenges’.
The International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)’s 50th anniversary celebration: Targeting UNESCO’s member states and the communities who are connected with earth scientists (natural and social sciences community, private and public sector, youth), UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector and IUGS are inviting Members States to the Conference entitled ‘Healing The Earth: UNESCO and Earth sciences past, present and future’ on the 16th March 2023.
The Conference will showcase IGCP’s achievements and impact; status and to provoke a discussion about the role of UNESCO and IUGS in international earth science cooperation during the next 50 years to address the challenges our society is facing today. The conference will highlight how, even today while big geosciences projects are delivered through big, internationally funded programmes, led by ‘big’, recognised names and adopted by the major funding agencies, IGCP empowers early-career geoscientists to establish their name and give them opportunities to flourish (in 2022, 379 project leaders from 94 countries, 41% female, 50% early career scientist brought together more than 5000 geoscientists to deliver the objectives of 60 projects).
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