Science and Policy Career Talk

Communicating Science and Policy in Fact Sheets and Policy Briefs


How can you prepare for a career at the science and policy interface? In the Science and Policy career series professionals working in different roles at the science and policy interface are explaining how they got there and how they communicate research findings to have an impact on policies.
Sascha Ismail will give personal insights on his career path from science to science and policy interface work in Switzerland. How is he impacting conservation and biodiversity policies with studies that he coordinates in collaboration with Swiss research institutions? What are important considerations when communicating science based policy recommendations in policy briefs and factsheets? 
Very concretely, he will share experiences and answer your questions on how to plan and write a factsheet or a policy brief and what factors increase its impact in the policy domain. 
We will organize the event in a hybrid mode, please register for your preferred option in the registration.
Sascha Ismail is working at the Swiss Academies of Sciences, more explicitly in the Swiss Biodiversity Forum in Bern. Main goals are to support biodiversity research and create a link between scientists in this field and policy-makers. At the Swiss Academies of Sciences his responsibilities range from writing a monthly newsletter on biodiversity research to summarizing the scientific basis on policy relevant topics such as renewable energies and biodiversity, biodiversity-harming subsidies or climate change and biodiversity. Additionally he’s also a lecturer at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches plant ecology to bachelor students in landscape architecture.


Contact: Yvonne Steinbach