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Forum For Indian Science Diplomacy (FISD)

FISD has been established by Science Diplomacy Program and is hosted at RIS. FISD is an initiative to link stakeholders in Indian Science Diplomacy and create opportunities for greater engagement with Science Diplomacy. FISD organizes webinars, seminars, publishes inter alia, reports. The webpage has details about various activities undertaken by FISD.

Science Diplomacy Program

RIS and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore launched a major and India’s first Program on Science Diplomacy, with funding from the Department of Science and Technology. The program was launched on 7 May 2018 at New Delhi.

The key objective is to realize the potential of Science Diplomacy by various means, including:

♦   Capacity building in science diplomacy

♦   Developing networks and

♦  Science diplomacy for strategic thinking.

Besides undertaking various activities, this program has come out with many publications, including a Journal on Science Diplomacy, ‘Science Diplomacy Review’, and fortnightly news alert ‘SD News Alert’ on developments in global Science, Technology and Innovation.

RIS had organized training courses in Science Diplomacy, under the ITEC programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, for personnel from developing countries, in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The course is currently suspended due to the pandemic situation.

This website has more information on the Program, its activities, and publications.