A bridge between science and sustainable development. Hosted in San Salvador, 2022.
The conference is a participatory space, where individuals from different backgrounds and origins can converge on a shared interest: sustainability and climate justice. With a keen focus on technological innovations and state-of-the-art methods that support wealth and development while addressing the environmental challenges of the 21st century.
The main goal:
Generate an assessment of the academic and business community focused on aspects including, but not limited to, sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, sustainability science, climate justice, and carbon-neutral urban and rural environments. The assessment will be written as a report to provide information about the identified community including an analysis of the network structure and outlooks of the possible future directions of the network.
- Provide a diverse participatory environment
- Facilitate knowledge exchanges among participants
- Maintaining a sustainability-focused stakeholder network
- Administrative team
- Stakeholder engagement
- Programming & budget
- Logistics & operations
- Knowledge scribes
- Knowledge output
The core team of organizers is composed of:
Lead organizer 1 – Dr. Daniel Teodoro – Resilience Lab, Delft University of Technology
Lead organizer 2 – XXX (to be a professor in 1 university of El Salvador).
Lead organizer 3 – ESCO director of knowledge initiative
Lead organizer 4 – XXX (to be another international scientist)
By means of stakeholder analysis, we must identify relevant partners from a wide range of backgrounds (e.g., researchers, practitioners, business owners, environmentalists, politicians, civil society, etc.).
A key feature of the stakeholder engagement approach is the incentives that will be provided to participating stakeholders. As becoming part of the conference will demand a degree of engagement and commitment from stakeholders, we aim to make that participation worth their while.
Sufficient data will be collected from participating stakeholders, in terms of their role, views, and interactions in the space of sustainability and technology. These data will provide the basis on which the outcomes of the conference will be compared.
Programming & budget:
The logistical organization of the conference and the accompanying budget. This includes the renting of the conference venue and securing all necessary services to carry out a successful conference.
- Content: In coordination with stakeholder engagement, a program of content will be scheduled around key thematic areas (e.g., agriculture or artificial inteligence) in different formats (e.g., panel discussions, presentations, or workshops). This may include booking guest keynote speakers.
- Practical: Locating and organizing a venue for the conference, audio-visual equipment and wifi, and technical and hospitality support staff.
- Branding: A targeted effort will be dedicated to the design and production of branding of the conference. Providing emblematic accessories and gifts to conference participants.
- The budget of the conference event will be calculated as a sum of all costs. In addition, we add all expenses associated with the stakeholder network data and analysis. The overall cost should reflect the costs associated with the three stages of the conference: planning, event, and reporting.
Logistics & operations:
The L&O team is the front-line team focused on executing the conference program. This team addresses first-hand and on-site preparations and execution of the conference. The L&O team is appointed and managed by the core admin team, in order to execute the program. L&O team members receive incentives and rewards for their L&O participation.
This team is dedicated to the on-site and off-site documentation of stakeholder network behaviors using scientific methods. The KS team will be composed of students and researchers dedicated to the collection and recording of conference information. The data reported by the KS team will be included in the final conference report and contribute to a richer understanding of the sustainability issues in El Salvador.
The output is a assessment report co-produced by the core admin team, KS members, and stakeholders. The goal is to provide a comprehensive view of the sustainability science and technology landscape in El Salvador, including the key stakeholders and the network characteristics.
Accompanying the report is the adjacent media and marketing products that seek to spread the information about the conference and the key knowledge outcomes to a broad audience.