The Science Forum forms part of the ISPC activities aimed at `Mobilising Science', which aims to bring together scientists from within the CGIAR to partner and exchange information with leading scientists external to the CGIAR.
New partnerships are an essential part of the new CGIAR. The ISPC recognises that these partnerships need to involve not only leading scientists and specialists in the topic area of nutrition, health and agriculture, but also provide an opportunity for early-career scientists to participate in the discussion on innovative and forward-looking approaches.
As such, the 2013 Science Forum supported 21 early career sceintists to participate in the Forum, meet with experts, and discuss the relevant areas of research. The final session of the Forum included a dedicated session for the early career scientists on relevant research and ways forward.