Humans, under the circumstances of limited space and resources of earth, now face various issues related to natural and social environment, and, in addition, these issues are common to the world, not staying as problems which might be solved by one country or region. At present, countries with higher population below poverty line under the world average which do not have a constant access to energy, water, and food are 70 countries (CIA World Factbook,2013) and it is said that the equivalent of two Earths will be required to support the consumption of environmental resources for the world's population by 2030 according to WWF calculation.
Based on the awareness in this context of spatial and chronological inequality, United Nation unanimously adopted at its General Assembly in 2015 the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), consisted of 17 goals and 169 targets. These goals, starting from “end of poverty and hunger”, through “global climate action”, “preservation of life below water and on land” and “peace, justice and strong institutions”, to “world partnerships for goals”, are interlinking each other and also utilization of modern STI is seem to be essential to realize SDGs. Thus United Nations started to hold STI Forum annually to consider more concrete action agenda of STI for SDGs by many stakeholders world-wide related to STI.
Also, in the global science arena, the importance of the relation between society and STI is highlighted: not only experts of STI, but also different stakeholders of STI including the general public should be engaged in the discussion on the future of society and STI and jointly develop the relation of society & STI.
Taking these two motions into account, it is quite important for science fora, which connect various stakeholders, especially experts and general public, to take the global issues as discussion topics and to deliver variety of opinions, options and ideas to UN activities.
The Science Agora, where stakeholders of the world in charge of STI, especially Asian as well as European, American and African come together will take this year’s opportunity to kick off discussing the global agenda by this session, and this motion is expected to be followed by forthcoming science fora, like such science fora as Science Forum South Africa, AAAS Annual Meetings and so on. Through continuing to take these actions to hold a series of discussions with much more stakeholders will contribute to create new mechanism of world-wide discussion to deliver various opinions to the UN arena.  Please join us to discuss internationally from various viewpoints, with ideas and proposals.

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Date 10:15-12:00, November 3rd(Thu), 2016
Venue Miraikan
No. Ab-143
Organizer Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST)
  10:00 Reception Starts
10:15 Opening Address: Prof. Hamaguchi, President of JST
10:20 Tone Setting: Mr. Ohtake, Adjunct Fellow of CRDS, JST/ Executive Research Fellow in Economic and Social Research Institute of Cabinet Office followed by factual data sharing by Prof.Bucchi
10:35 Panelists views, ideas, thoughts on coping with global issues (5 min.×4)
Dr. Rush Holt, Mr. Michael Ellis, Prof. David Cope and Prof.Tateo Arimoto.
10:55 Comments by young scientists (3min.×3)
Dr. Cuevas, Dr. Komai and Dr. Chollacoop.
11:05 Panel Discussion including floor, led by Prof. Bucchi, Professor of Trento University/Editor in Chief of Public Understanding of Science)
11:45 Summary & Closing remark by Mr.Ohtake
12:00 Closing

Presenter and Moderator

【Chairs】

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Satoru OHTAKE(Adjunct Fellow of CRDS in JST/Executive Research Fellow in Economic and Social Research Institute of Cabinet Office) Satoru OHTAKE joined science and technology administration in the Government of Japan in 1984, after graduating the Graduate School of University of Tokyo where he was conferred Master Degree of Science in high energy physics. In his public service, he engaged in establishment of Government’s Science and Technology Basic Plans establishing and running research programs in photonics, mathematical science, etc. He used to work in international collaborations like Group of Earth Observation (GEO) and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Project (ITER) as a Japanese negotiator. He worked as Senior Executive Director of JST from 2013 to 2015 and now is Executive Research Fellow in Economic and Social Research Institute of Cabinet Office as well as Adjunct Fellow of CRDS in JST.

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Massimiano Bucchi (Professor of Science and Technology in Society and of Science Communication at the University of Trento/Editor in Chief of the Journal Public Understanding of Science Massimiano Bucchi is Professor of Science and Technology in Society and of Science Communication at the University of Trento, Italy and has been visiting professor in several academic and research institutions in Asia, Europe and North America. He has published several books (published in Italy, Brazil, Finland, China, Korea, UK and USA, Spain and Latin America), including Science in Society (London and New York, Routledge, 2004), Beyond Technocracy (New York, Springer, 2009) and Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (ed. with B. Trench, London & New York, Routledge, 2014) and papers in journals such as Nature and Science. He is the editor in chief of the international peer reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science (Sage).

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Rush D. Holt (Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/ Executive Publisher of the Science Family of Journals) Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., became the 18th chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of the Science family of journals in February 2015. Over his career, Dr. Holt has held positions as a teacher, scientist, administrator, and policymaker. From 1987 to 1998, Holt was assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), a Department of Energy national lab. Holt then served for 16 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New Jersey's 12th Congressional District. Holt holds Ph.D. degrees in physics from New York University.

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Michael Ellis, Science Communication Manager, South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement(SAASTA), South Africa Michael Ellis is an experienced science communication professional and has managed teams at the Cape Town Science Centre and Sci-Bono Discovery Centre over the past decade. He has experience in STI training and human capital development through his key responsibilities of staff development and training within the science center’s. Through his work at SAASTA, Michael is responsible for the management and implementation of various national science engagement and communication programmes. A key responsibility of the science communication unit is to develop science communication resources, media and skills. Michael has a MSc (Entomology), BSc Hons and a BSecEd (Sci) from the University of Pretoria.

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David Cope  Foundation Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University /Fellow of RCAST, University of Tokyo David Cope is a graduate of Cambridge University and the London School of Economics. He was for 14 years Director of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology at the UK Parliament and is now a Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University's special international postgraduate college. He is a member of the UK's Commonwealth Scholarship Commission which gives 400+ annual awards to researchers from developing countries. He is also a Fellow of RCAST, University of Tokyo and Visiting Professor at Doshisha University, Kyoto.

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Tateo Arimoto(Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)/ Principal Fellow of the Center for R&D Strategy at the Japan Science and Technology Agency) Tateo Arimoto has been involved with the Japanese government's science and technology policymaking after studying physical chemistry at Kyoto University. He has served as Executive Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet office, Director General of Science & Technology Policy Bureau at the Ministry of Education and Science, and Principal Fellow of the Center for R&D Strategy at the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

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Rosa Paula Cuevas, International Rice Research Institute Grain Quality and Nutrition Center, Philippine Rochie’s research focuses on sensory profiling of rice, leading a panel of rice tasters describing the nuances of sensory properties of rice grains. The team of rice tasters aims to help breeders screen for rice that pass quality benchmarks and push the understanding of grain quality forward. Rochie also looks into grain components associated with textural attributes and into novel ways of quantifying parameters that describe texture of cooked rice.

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Nuwong Chollacoop
Head of Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), Thailand
Nuwong Chollacoop earned his Ph.D. in material science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA before turning towards renewable energies after his return to Thailand. For the past eleven years, he has worked in the field of biofuels, especially the recent JST-JICA SATREPS project. He was awarded GreenTalent in 2009 by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany, and ASEAN Science Leadership Program in 2016 by Global Young Academy (GYA).

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Shoji Komai Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology Shoji Komai received his Ph.D. in Biological Science from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST). He had worked at Kobe University, Mitsubishi Kasei Institute of Life Sciences. He was appointed Max-Planck-fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute of Medical Research in Germany. Since 2008, he has been Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Biological Sciences of NAIST. And he is an immediate former of National Young Academy of Japan.

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