Bárbara Willaarts and Thomas Schinko on transdisciplinary research for policy

Listen on:

In this episode, Bárbara Willaarts and Thomas Schinko from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis explain why transdisciplinarity means more than just collaborating with other areas of science, and why co-creation means more than just working with policymakers to understand their needs… and why both are needed to give really good quality policy advice.

Join our new listener community, meet other listeners and discuss science-for-policy topics!

Latest podcasts

Heather Rogers & Jelka Zaletel on implementation science

When Slovenia rolled out its national diabetes plan, they had the evidence, they had the funding, they had the centres, they had the doctors and nurses… but people didn’t show up. Simply having the right information is not enough to build an effective policy. You can’t just factor out the complexities — you need to factor them in.

Read More

Salvatore Aricò on science advice at the United Nations

How might the future of science advice look at the global level? Will the establishment of a UN Group of Friends on Science for Action be the catalyst that elevates science advice to the highest levels of multilateral decision-making, and how will this complement the Secretary-General’s renewed scientific advisory board? And what should the role of the international science community be?

In this episode, Dr Salvatore Aricò, chief executive of the International Science Council, shares his experience and his vision with Toby Wardman, drawing on practical examples to illustrate how such science advice mechanisms work in practice.

Read More

to our newsletter