Science diplomacy eludes an agreed definition but is generally understood to include three strands (see Royal Society/AAAS 2010):

  • Diplomacy for science – the use of diplomatic action to facilitate international scientific collaboration, e.g. by negotiating R&D agreements and exchange programmes or enabling the establishment of international research infrastructures;

  • Science for diplomacy – the use of science as a soft power to advance diplomatic objectives, e.g. for building bridges between nations and creating good will on which diplomatic relations can be built;

  • Science in diplomacy – the direct support of diplomatic processes through science, e.g. by providing scientific advice and evidence to inform and support decision-making in foreign and security policies.

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test,

model, and

scale

successful practices

in science diplomacy providing its resources for thought and analysis to serve stakeholders who develop, implement, or teach all aspects of science and diplomacy. 

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Toolkit for Trainers

Are you setting up a training exercise on science diplomacy? This S4D4C toolkit for trainers helps with planning, designing, implementing and evaluating a successful training program on science diplomacy. It can be flexibly adapted to specific context and needs.

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