Science and technology policy

OECD Global Science Forum Secretariat



‌‌‌ Carthage Smith, OECD Global Science Forum Secretariat



Carthage SMITH

Carthage Smith joined the Global Science Forum Secretariat in June 2014 as Lead Co-ordinator. He is responsible for overseeing the Forum activities and working with members and delegates to define the overall strategy and priorities.

He was originally trained as a biochemist, with a PhD in neuroscience (Newcastle University, UK). Prior to joining the GSF secretariat, he was Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU, Paris) for twelve years. In this position he led the strategic development of a number of major global science initiatives, in areas ranging from environmental science to urban health, and managed a number of science for policy and policy for science activities. Prior to moving to France, he spent six years at the UK Medical Research Council, where he was Head of International Science Policy.


Frédéric Sgard, OECD Global Science Forum



Frédéric SGARD

Frédéric Sgard is a project administrator in the Global Science Forum secretariat, where he manages selected Forum activities. His current portfolio includes activities on Temperate Agriculture Research Network, on International Distributed Research Infrastructures, and on scientific policy advice to governments.  He also follows recently-completed GSF initiatives: the OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Clinical Trials, Scientific Collections Internationals (SciColl), and the Global Earthquake Model (GEM).

Prior to joining the OECD in 2003, he was a senior scientist at Sanofi, working on the discovery of new pharmacological targets. He studied molecular genetics at the University of Paris XI, Orsay (France), and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Reading (UK) in 1994.



Keiko Kimura, OECD Global Science Forum




Keiko KIMURA is a project administrator in the Global Science Forum secretariat. She is on assignment from the Japanese Ministry for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and  is working mainly on the projects that are of special interest to Japan.

Before joining the GSF secretariat, she had worked at MEXT since 1999, mainly on science and technology policy, such as promotion of science communication, space development,and nanotechnology. Her most recent assignment was at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) working on the planning of science and technology policy research. She has a Bachelor’s degree in economics and a Master’s degree in international public policy from Osaka University.


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