Governments throughout the world place great emphasis on the development of science and technology, recognising its importance to not only economic success but also the health and wellbeing of citizens. They invest millions of dollars in science and technology - but not necessarily in science centres and museums. We believe that our centres play a critical role in engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds to help them understand better the process of science and some of the complexities and consequences of a world that is increasingly being shaped by such rapid developments in technology. Different governments in different continents have different approaches to science policy. In this session, we will explore science and government policy in Portugal, Brazil and South Africa – and take a look at what it means for science centres in those countries.
(Session Format: Initial Brief Presentations followed by Q&A)