• Summary Session

Friday 17 Nov 2017
1F Main Hall

Session Concept:
This session provides an overview of what was discussed during the Summit and will propose actions to be taken over the next 3 years by SCWS2020 in Mexico City. Worldwide speakers deeply related to the Summit as Honour Committee and session speakers will discuss the relationships between society and Science and Technology and the anticipated future roles for science centres and museums. The session will conclude with what can and will be done for next 3 years.

Session Contents:
1. Introduction (Mamoru Mohri)
2. Special Address (Hiroyuki Yoshikawa)
3. Panel Discussion (Aiko Doden, Paulo Gadelha, Bruktawit Tigabu, Maria Isabel Garcia)


Mamoru Mohri
Chairman, International Programme Committee of the SCWS2017/Chief Executive Director, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)/Astronaut
Dr. Mohri, Ph.D., and Japan’s 1st astronaut, flew twice on the Space Shuttle. As Miraikan’s first CEO, he fosters new styles in science communication and helps the frontiers of Science and Technology connect to the public.
Hiroyuki Yoshikawa
Chairman, The Japan Prize Foundation /Special Counselor to the President, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Professor Yoshikawa is now Member of Japan Academy, Special Counselor to the President, JST where he is leading to design national research programmes for realising the sustainable prosperity in society by integrating sciences, natural, medical, technological, social and literal. He was President of The International Council for Science (ICSU), 1999~2003, and worked for its reformation.
Aiko Doden
Senior Commentator on International Affairs, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) /NHK World Special Affairs Commentator
Ms. Doden has expertise in reporting on human security issues with a focus on sustainable development. She holds an MA in international affairs from Columbia University, New York, USA, and a BA in foreign studies from Sophia University, Japan.
Paulo Gadelha
Coordinator, the Fiocruz Strategy for Agenda 2030
Dr. Gadelha, former president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, in his earlier years of researcher, was responsible for Casa de Oswaldo Cruz project, aimed at preserving the memory and conducting historical research in health and medicine. Coordinated the IV World Congress of Museums and Science Centres in 2005. Currently, he is a member of the UN 10-Members Group on Technological Facilitation Mechanism and leads the Fiocruz Strategy for the Agenda 2030.
Bruktawit Tigabu
Co-founder, CEO and Creative Director, Management and Production, Whiz Kids Workshop
Ms. Tigabu, determined to improve conditions of Ethiopian children and deliver education on a mass scale, established Whiz Kids Workshop in 2005 (WKW) with her husband and began broadcasting Tsehai Loves Learning , Ethiopia’s first preschool educational program. Winner of multiple international awards including Prix Jeunesse International, Japan Prize, Rolex Young Laureate and others, her latest brainchild Tibeb Girls , is an animation series about three Ethiopian adolescent superhero girls.
Maria Isabel Garcia
Curator, The Mind Museum
Maria Isabel Garcia is the curator of The Mind Museum – a 5-year-old science museum in the Philippines. She is also the current Executive Director of ASPAC. She is also a science writer and has written 2 books.
Eric Marshall
Vice President of Prizes and Public Programs, The Kavli Foundation
United States
Eric Marshall, Ph.D is Vice President of Prizes & Public Programs at The Kavli Foundation, Scientist (IBM Research) and public engagement innovator (California Science Center and New York Hall of Science). His current focus includes systemic support of those who enable public engagement of scientists.