Organisation: Geneva Science-Policy Interface from University of Geneva

Location: SDG Solution Space, Innovation Park, Campus Biotech (University of Geneva), Avenue de Sécheron 15, 1202 Geneva

Description: The Geneva Science-Policy Interface from the University of Geneva is pleased to invite you to the launch event of its Evidence-based Thinking in Practice series on Monday 24 June from 16:30 to 18:00. The series aims to support exchange and learning on challenges and practical approaches for evidence-based thinking across Geneva's policy, implementation and research communities.

The series will open with a discussion on How are we navigating Evidence-based Thinking in International Geneva?

During this first community event, three speakers will frame a collective discussion that will unpack the notion of evidence-based thinking in the context of International Geneva. The open conversation we are aiming for will shed light on the practical challenges facing professionals in Geneva when generating evidence bases for programs and policies, while also sharing experiences about what works and what does not. The agenda for further discussion and learning opportunities will be set by the community as the series unfolds. Please see the attached concept note for more information.



16:30   WELCOME, Nicolas Seidler, Executive Director, Geneva Science-Policy Interface

16:40    DISCUSSION, moderated by Dr Louise Gallagher, University of Geneva 

Brenda Koekkoek, Programme Officer, SAICM Secretariat, UNEP

Dr Nathan Ford, Head of WHO’s Guidelines Review CommitteeWorld Health Organization

Maxime Stauffer, Programme Associate, Geneva Science-Policy Interface



The Evidence-based Thinking in Practice series is designed for professionals engaged in strategic planning, research management or production, and science-policy interface functions within the international community and private organisations in the Geneva region.


If you would like to participate, please register by replying to this email ( with your name and contact details by Thursday 20 June. Feel free to circulate this invitation to relevant colleagues this could be relevant to.