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The Forum is organised by ICSU, in partnership with UNESCO, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

A programme committee, with representation from each of these organisations, has been overseeing the Forum's programme:

Chair:

ICSU

  • Yuan Tseh Lee, President, ICSU, China Taipei

Committee:

UNESCO

  • Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director General, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO, France and US
  • Alternate: Lidia Brito, Director, Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO, France and Mozambique

WFEO

  • Adel M. J. Al Kharafi, President, WFEO, State of Kuwait
  • Alternate: Waleed Al-Bazzaz, Associate Research Scientist, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research - KISR, Safat, State of Kuwait

ISSC

  • Olive Shisana, President, ISSC, South Africa
  • Alternate: Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, ISSC, France

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil

  • Marco Antonio Raupp, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil
  • Alternate: Carlos A. Nobre, National Secretary, Secretariat of Policies and Programs in Research and Development, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil
  • Alternate: Carlos A. Joly, Director, Secretariat of Policies and Programs in Research and Development, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil

Brazilian Academy of Sciences

  • Jacob Palis, President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Brazil
  • Alternate: Jorge Almeida Guimarães, President, Ministry of Education, Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education, Brazil

ICSU

  • Gisbert Glaser, Senior Advisor, ICSU, France

by Peter Bates

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