Workshops & Training to Add to your SRI2023 Agenda

SRI2023 is offering a number of workshops and training sessions both onsite and online in English and Spanish. These workshops have action-oriented outcomes for both the groups delivering the training and the participants and align with themes of the Congress.

Below are a handful of workshops you can participate in. From science communications to science-policy, there is something for everyone. You can find all the workshops offered in the SRI Program here.

Monday 26 June:

Get the Grade (SAM Edition)! A Board Game for Sustainable Agriculture, 11am – 12:30 PM, Panama Convention Center, Istmo 4

  • The session will include (1) a presentation of the Sustainable Agriculture Matrix (SAM) and gameplay rules; (2) two separate rounds of gameplay; and (3) allocated discussion time where facilitators and participants alike can have an in-depth discussion on the unforeseen tradeoffs and synergies illuminated by participants’ real-time decision-making. 

Tuesday 27 June:

Enabling Transformative Outcomes at the Science-Policy-Funding Interface: A Capacity Building Workshop for Transdisciplinary Knowledge Co-Creation among Diverse Stakeholder Communities in Latin America, 8:30am – 10:30am, Panama Convention Center, Istmo 2

  • Following the theme of “Latin American and Caribbean Science/Innovation for Sustainability”, session organizers aim to bring together a diverse audience of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and funders with the objective to share best practices and lessons learned in transdisciplinary research from across the LAC region.

Wednesday 28 June:

Communication and engagement techniques, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Panama Convention Center, Istmo 1

  • The workshop will include science communication basics, community engagement principles, case studies, and collaborative activities.

Thursday 29 June:

Systems thinking for sustainability education, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Online

  • In times of unprecedented global change, societies are challenged to build community resilience through sustainable and equitable development. Yet sustainability science is often oversimplified when presented to a non scientific audience.   This session aims to build awareness about the importance of education on sustainable development, an issue that should concern all sectors of society, generations, and disciplines.

Friday, 30 June:

Interactive Training: Bringing Evidence into Policy and Society, 8:30am – 10:30am, Panama Convention Center, Istmo 3

  • In this training, participants are invited to take up the roles of policy makers, citizens and scientists in an energy crisis fictional simulation. This exercise is followed by a discussion on the lessons learned and key messages from the role play. Participants will also be guided through a step by step exercise to develop a compelling message to deliver to a fictional primer minister. This exercise will be followed by a discussion on the main challenges and skills required for efficient communication with policymakers.