Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim invited to serve on the Steering Committee of the World Science Forum

6 October 2023

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim President of TWAS and Associate Scientific Director, CAPRISA has been invited to serve as a member of the Steering Committee of the World Science Forum (WSF) which comprises “leaders of WSF partner organisations, outstanding scientists and science diplomats.” “Your involvement would be a major asset in our preparations for the next Forum,” said Professor Tamás Freund Chair of the WSF 2024.

The 2024 Budapest World Science Forum will take place from 20-23 November 2024 with the theme "The Science and Policy Interface in the Time of Global Transformation" as the main theme of the event. Abdool Karim attended the first meeting of members of the WSF 2024 Steering Committee on 11 September in Amman, Jordan hosted by Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya hint El Hassan of Jordan, the Chair of World Science Forum 2017 and President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan.


 HRH Prince Hassan, Chairman of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), met with delegates of the Steering Committee of the World Science Forum 2024 (WSF 2024). In his address he called for action to global challenges “based on intelligence and a shared humanity,” the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The forum, which is held every two years, is the largest global gathering of scientists and science-policymakers.

HRH Princess Sumaya reiterated the commitment of the RSS and of Jordan to working with international organisations to help improve science policy and science responses to challenges including climate change, water, energy and poverty. Princess Sumaya stressed the importance of harnessing the energy of the WSF to make a real difference to lives, livelihoods and the planet.