Press Release: World Science Forum

WORLD SCIENCE FORUM: PROMOTING INCLUSION THROUGH SCIENCE EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT

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Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau today spoke on “Promoting Inclusion Through Science Education, Outreach and Engagement” at the World Science Forum held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan.
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World Science Forum 2017 (WSF 2017) brings together the world’s leading scientists, political leaders, academics, decision makers and investors to Jordan’s Dead Sea Convention Centre from 7th to 11th November 2017. Under the theme of ‘Science for Peace’, representatives from over 100 countries will put science at the forefront of efforts to bring peace to our world and to tackle the factors that threaten our stability and growth.
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The 4-day Forum will include key sessions on topics including energy, water, food and the right to an education that unlocks opportunities in the world of today. Delegates will also examine the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, and the role science must play in making our planet resilient and resource aware.
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Speaking at the plenary session on Tuesday, Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau said, “Science, Technology and Innovation are the pillars to nurture a scientifically knowledgeable and engaged society. Therefore, it is important to sensitize science in the society on various aspects of development in order to embrace changes and prepare them to leverage on the advancement of STI.”
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He also highlighted the various programmes under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to promote inclusion in Science education, such as the establishment of a National STEM Training Centre, outreach programmes by the National Science Centre and the National Planetarium, the National Science Challenge, Science Ambassador Program (Duta Sains) and the Interaction with Nobel Laureates for Young Scientists.
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In order to accomplish “Leaving no-one behind” at the core of Agenda 2030, the teaching and learning of science today will determine the well being of future generations that will be heavily dependent on science, technology and innovation.
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To ensure sufficient supply of STEM talent in decades to come, MOSTI will work together with agencies and Ministry of Education in our efforts to ingrain interest in science in our children.

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