Participatory Science for Sustainable Development

When :

from Friday 22 March, 2019
to Saturday 23 March, 2019

Type of event :

Category 8-Symposium

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

Ms. Khalissa Ikhlef,

The annual conference ‘Participatory Science for Sustainable Development”, organized by the Small Islands and Indigenous Knowledge Section of UNESCO and the Objectif Sciences International (OSI), aims to share reflection and experiences on citizen science and its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Participatory science is research conducted by volunteers, including both children and adults. Any citizen can become a scientific volunteer, regardless of her/his knowledge backgrounds. Nowadays, decision-making needs to rely on information from various sources, including scientific research, indigenous and local knowledge, participatory and community-based research, and so on. However, in some countries, the lack of data, or sometimes the lack of validation process of this data, poses a serious problem for policy-making, which needs to be informed by data and statistics. Participatory science can contribute to data collection on vulnerabilities, factors, trends and changes in many key areas related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, it is essential to share existing successful experiences of participatory science and encourage all citizens to get involved in scientific research actively.
Against such background, this annual conference ‘Participatory Science for Sustainable Development’, organized by UNESCO and Objectif Sciences International (OSI), pursues to share knowledge, lessons learnt and potential of citizen science and its contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This conference is open to:
- professionals in the areas of education, scientific research and sustainable development
- government officials
- NGOs
- media
Students and anyone who is interested in this topic are also welcome to participate.
Please register online by filling in the form available in the following webpage: