22 May 2024 News

ICoRSA member association Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS) in the Multistakeholder Dialogue of OECD ministerial meeting on science and technology

The Chair of the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS) and ICoRSA Research Staff Association member, Dr. Henrietta “Henny” Bennett joined the Multistakeholder Dialogue, Panel B2.2 – Developing talent and promoting diverse research career paths in a world in transition, a roundtable discussion on the challenges of the workforce in research and the main opportunities.

Dr. Bennett presented some challenges that researchers face based on the results of the longitudinal study conducted by CAPS – the Canadian National Postdoctoral Survey Report. The OECD ministerial meeting on science and technology was held on 23 and 24 of April. The first day of the meeting was dedicated to a Multistakeholder Dialogue of discussions and engagement in science, technology, and innovation to support sustainability transitions, with stakeholders from different OECD Countries representing government, academia, industry, civil society.

The second day held a Ministerial-level meeting with Science and Technology Ministers and high-level representatives of institutions of OECD countries. The Ministers and high-level representatives adopted a new OECD Framework for Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies that promotes responsible innovation and offers tools to help governments identify and address the ethical, social, and legal implications for technological developments and a new Agenda for Transformative Science, Technology and Innovation Policies, designed to drive responsible and equitable research, development and a practical guidance for policymakers to formulate and implement Science, Technology and Innovation reforms.

Read more about the key messages of the event here and Dr Henny Bennett’s inputs here: