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Letter from Rio-2013 on the Role of Science Academies in Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

During their General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 24 - 26 February IAP, the global network of science academies, has discussed "Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations: Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development". During this conference "it has become clear that a critical factor in effective advocacy is country leveled engagement of key decision makers and the public so that they become familiar with the issue and are in a position to take action on the evidence made available, both locally, and in international fora. Providing evidence-based advice to governments on the issue is a key role of science academies."

As a result of this conference an official statement has been developed. This Letter from Rio-2013 highlights a number of recommendations on how to address Grand Challenges and Poverty Eradication, underlining that Academies of Science should affirm their responsibility to society and work individually and jointly to implement the recommendations.

Download Letter from Rio-2013 here.

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