GES Colloquium – Sarah Evanega – Empowering Champions, Embracing Advocacy: The Cornell Alliance for Science
November 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Sarah Davidson Evanega, PhDDirector, Cornell Alliance for Science – https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/Sr. Associate Director, International Programs CALS, Cornell University Solutions to hunger, poverty, and sustainable agricultural growth are often inaccessible to Less Developed Countries (LDCs), where they are needed the most. The Cornell Alliance for Science is a global communications initiative committed to ensuring access to scientific innovation as a means of addressing these pressing issues.By connecting a global grassroots network of “Science Allies”— researchers, farmers, policy makers, communicators, and other stakeholders all committed to our shared mission — the Alliance applies innovative communications approaches to positively shift the conversation around agricultural biotechnology.The Alliance for Science trains passionate advocates who work to ensure that the people in their countries have access to agricultural biotechnology innovations. Trainees are equipped with skills necessary to lead campaigns in support of biotechnology that target specificobstacles in their home countries and social contexts. They become part of a growing global network of collaborative Science Allies who are activelyworking toward achieving justice for the poor.In this session, Alliance for Science Director Sarah Evanega will introduce the organization’s mission, activities, and highlights of the training programs with hopes of exploring opportunities for collaboration.