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Science and the Future of Global Development

In collaboration with a number of organisations we are offering our members our very first streamed live event that you will be able to join. A link will be sent out before the event.

Four leading scientific institutions, the Royal Society, British Council, SciDev.Net and UKCDS are working together to explore the role for science in the future of global development, and specifically its contribution to the post-2015 development goals. We are working with these to offer this streamed event to our members.

We are also working with Practical Action and are discussing a number of events on appropriate technology, development and the post 2015 millennium goals later in the year.

This Meeting streamed to our members will ask what scientists and innovators need to do to ensure that their insights are both usable and used. The discussion will also explore what processes and structures are in place to respond to these needs. Are those involved in UK science funding and policy doing enough for scientists to deliver what is required by the post-2015 development framework?

The discussion will be chaired by Sir John Beddington, former UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser, and Fellow of the Royal Society and of UKCDS. Speakers will be Michael Anderson, David Cameron’s Special Envoy on the UN Development Goals, Amina Mohammed, Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB and Dominic Haslam, Steering Committee member for the BOND Beyond 2015 UK Group, and Director of Policy and Strategic Programme Support at Sightsavers.

There will be significant time for questions from the floor and discussion. You can also follow the discussion on Twitter with #SciPost2015 hashtag and contribute to a live twitter feed.

This is an exciting development so come along and join us live.

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  • Ruby

    If you want to know more about what Miles is talking about, the video recording of this event is now available here:

    June 15, 2013

  • Miles J.

    Utter sycophantic twaddle, and disinformation. These idiots better realize the wider pubic will not tolerate such waffle and twaddle. Can't even organize themselves to hook up a PowerPoint presentation! Jezz. Cant even keep up to date with Nasa's own data!

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Miles J.

    Sorry guys this is bunk. CO2 is not a green house gas, its a coolant. The windmills used are a farce, and a gross insult to common sense. The massive coronal hole in the sun this week is a major concern. Why are Efficient (that don't create such LF and HF noise) wind turbines being ignored. This is bunk science at its worst.
    Why are we ignoring the numerous resonant energy systems and inventions, many removed from use in universities and other industries, to maintian the lunacy of Big power stations and massively inefficient Grid based distribution. These far more efficient systems are being actively suppressed, which is why the greater public don't believe science because even the dumbest joe soap can spot a fraud even when he has no idea why.(thats basic sales).
    British companies who have far better and more ingenious energy systems are being crushed to support this facile dogma.

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Miles J.

    Great to see this on line live. On a warm day like this, a great way to see what is being discussed.

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Recorded audio will be available on this page a few days afterwards.

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Francis S.

    If you have registered to take part in the streaming event tomorrow on "Science & The Future Of Global Development," then here is the information about how you an log on to that meeting.

    You’ll see the livestream information at this link at

    You click on this and it will take you to a page of information about the meeting and at the top of the page an icon that tells you to watch the video and if you click this just before 6.30pm tomorrow then it will take you to the live event. It ends at 8.0pm

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Ruby

    Apologies, I have a conflicting appointment.

    June 6, 2013

  • El-Mostafa B.

    Much of the research needed for the 21st century is not mainstream research and receives little support if ever. Current development paradigm will only support research in line with its interest.

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Ana

    I also would like to know if it is possible to relistened later, because I can't attend the 2 hours.


    June 3, 2013

  • Robin C.

    Traveling and cannot attend, but interested in recording.

    June 2, 2013

  • Jessie H.

    Will this event be recorded so that we can listen to it later?unfortunately,I cannot attend the event on this particular date,but I am very interested.

    May 30, 2013

  • Chiara

    look forward to this

    May 27, 2013

  • Sylvia C.

    Would like to hear the opinion of people on how scientific facts are twisted by international lobbyists in order to push their agenda.

    May 14, 2013

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