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by Jihye Hwang, Global Environmental Leaders Program Intern hosted by the Ministry of Environment of Korea and the Korea Environment Corporation I had an internship at the Belmont Forum Secretariat from April to the end of September of this year [2023]. The internship with the Belmont Forum was my first international organization job and my [...]

New Members & Partners

During the November Belmont Forum Administrative Plenary (Nov 20-22), members welcomed two new members and two new members to the Belmont Forum community by unanimous vote. The two new members, National Research Fund Kenya (NRF, Kenya) and Santa Catarina State Research and Innovation Support Foundation (FAPESC), expand our network in Africa and South America. With [...]

The 2nd scoping for the Environmental Peacebuilding Collaborative Research Action is complete! Grateful to the NTSC (National Science and Technology Council) for hosting this important opportunity to get input from a broad community throughout Asia. Watch a recording of the meeting below.

SSUNGA78 & the Belmont Forum

Members of the Belmont Forum Secretariat participated and facilitated in multiple panel discussions across the three weeks of the Science Summit at the 78th UN General Assembly (SSUNGA78). We are so appreciative for the many panelists who contributed to the many rich and fruitful conversations we participated in. Below we recap how members of the [...]

The East Asia Science and Innovation Area Joint Research Program, or e-ASIA JRP, invited the Belmont Forum secretariat to join the e-ASIA JRP Annual Board Meeting on 7 September 2023 in a session called “Conversations with Potential Partners” to present the mechanism and programs of the Belmont Forum to the members of e-Asia JRP, who [...]

Open Science in the Era of AI

Brian Leung and Monika Bauer of the Belmont Forum and IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), respectively, convened a virtual session at the Science Summit at the 78th UN General Assembly: Developing Equitable Partnerships for Open Science and Innovation in the ERA of AI.  Joining them was a panel comprising representatives from every continent [...]

On the 28th and 29th of July, a scoping workshop entitled “Local Engagement and Co-production of Knowledge for the Amazon and Tropical Forests” took place in Leticia, Colombia. The meeting had the aim of enriching the scoping process of the Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on Amazon and Tropical Forests (ATF) in order to make it [...]

The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2023) was held online and onsite in Panama, Panama on June 26 to 30 and co-hosted by IAI and SENACYT. This joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum was full of vibrant and thought-provoking keynote speakers, thoughtful sessions, and opportunities to meet colleagues and share experiences; including [...]

Thanks to everyone who submitted a photograph and to everyone who voted for their favourite photo at SRI2023! During the exhibition at SRI2023 Congress attendees voted on their favorite photos. Photos were judged on originality, composition, and artistic merit. All entries accomplished one of the following in their entry: Illustrate an impact of the project Show [...]

SRI 2023

We are so excited for the Sustainability Research Innovation Congress and Belmont Forum Plenary in Panama City, Panama next week (June 25 – June 30)! Check out the schedule below for Belmont Forum activities going on throughout the week! Clicking on individual sessions will take you to the SRI 2023 Program. Belmont SRI Events