Rethinking Human Development for world today

10 November 2020

Taking place on World Science Day for Peace and Development, this webinar builds on the 30-year anniversary of the Human Development Report and the International Science Council  - United Nations Development Office joint consultation, to explore the future of human development thinking.  

The event is aimed at fostering a dialogue between the social and natural sciences to rearticulate the human development framework and effectively address today’s most pressing development issues.

Opening remarks by:

  • Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator
  • Peter Gluckman, President-elect of ISC and Chair of the ISC Committee for Science Planning, Chair of INGSA


  • Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office at UNDP
  • Elisa Reis, Vice President, International Science Council
  • Asuncion Lera St. Clair, Senior Principal Scientist at DNV GL Group Technology and Research, Senior Advisor for the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre
  • Binyam Sisay Mendisu, Program Officer, UNESCO-IICBA, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Addis Ababa University, Member of the Global Young Academy
  • Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, Ohio State University