OIST Participates in the Science Summit at the 77th UN General Assembly
OIST is participating in the Science Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly held September 13 to 30, 2022.
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is participating in the Science Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly held September 13 to 30, 2022.
The theme of this year’s summit is “The Role of Science and Innovation in Attaining the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” It will feature scientific presentations, keynote addresses, panel discussions, and workshops to promote collaboration between scientists, policymakers, academics, philanthropists, and citizens all in an effort to address critical global challenges. The 8th annual Science Summit will take place in New York and online. This event is hybrid and admission-free.
OIST and its co-host, the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, are proud to present seven session from Japan. Speakers with a variety of expertise and backgrounds, including university presidents, a former ambassador, authors, and experts, will address and discuss a wide range of topics.
“The Little Island that Could”: Advancing Science In and Outside of Okinawa Through Partnerships *Japanese with simultaneous English interpretation
Okinawa has established robust partnerships that bring together science, industry, and local communities in an effort to attain sustainable island communities where nature and culture coexist in harmony. In this session, speakers will discuss Okinawa's unique culture of "Yuimaru" or mutual support, with the aim of raising awareness of Okinawa’s unique efforts to attain the SDGs.
Allies, Advocates, and Partners: Communicating Social and Environmental Issues Effectively *English only
Heather Young, Vice President for Communication and Public Relations, OIST
This “fireside chat” will discuss leveraging relationships with allies, advocates, and partners to help build reputation and legitimacy, develop accountability, and ensure that risk is not being created by greenwashing or purpose-washing. Discussion topics will include how to engage more stakeholders, provide deeper perspectives, improve communication skills, and garner attention through unexpected collaborations.
Investing in Science, Investing in Humanity *English only
The sooner that early-career scientists learn the codes and customs that shape science as a profession, the better chance they have for developing strong, independent research careers. This presentation will describe “Rosalind Franklin: A Forum for Female Scientists (Open to All),” which brings together early-career researchers with experienced practitioners to provide concrete counsel and useful answers to career-shaping questions.
Other Programs from Japan
Valuing Value: How any Organization Can Measure Stakeholder Value and “Ethical Capitalism” *English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation