International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)

As a legacy of the first global conference on science advice to governments held in Auckland, New Zealand in August 2014, the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) was formed.

2nd International Conference on Science Advice to Governments in Brussels, September 2016. Photo: © European Commission

INGSA’s mission is to provide a forum for policy makers, practitioners, academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government.

While the INGSA secretariat currently operates out of the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor in New Zealand, it has been agreed that INGSA will operate under the aegis of the International Council for Science, which will act as trustee of INGSA funds and provide validation of its governance arrangements.