« Strategic and Scientific Steering Committee » (CPSS) Meeting, 8th of May, 2018 at the ICISE center in Quy Nhon (Vietnam)
What is the CPSS ?
As an advisory committee, the CPSS contributes to the scientific coordination and supports the planning of the representative office. It is a place of dialogue with the scientific partners, which is supposed to provide advices to inform the scientific and partnership policy of the IRD in Vietnam, including actions related to capacity building and innovation.
The CPSS thus contributes actively to the definition of the plans and action of the representation.
It is also a place where requests for partnership or coordination, from Vietnamese as well as French partners, and the offer of IRD research units are analysed in the light of the research and development issues of Vietnam, regional and global issues and the overall policy of IRD in the world.
How is it composed ?
The CPSS is composed of a number of Vietnamese and international experts, coming from various institutions present in the country, together with IRD researchers and members of the headquarters of IRD in France. Some have an history of collaboration with IRD, some even belong to associated research teams or joint laboratories, some are new to this partnership. They are all chosen on the basis of their scientific excellence and intimate knowledge of contemporary Vietnam’s research and development issues.
How will it work ?
The committee is supposed to meet twice a year (for one day) and produce, on these occasions, a set of recommendations (on partnership, priority subjects, possible projects, and perspectives) that are then summarised by the representative in a roadmap. The roadmap is transmitted to the IRD Scientific Council and the four Scientific Departments and used as the basis of the scientific policy of the representation.
International Workshop on « Science for Development”, the 9th & 10th of May,
co-organized by the Vietnamese Government, IRD, UNESCO, ICISE, CERN and other institutions.