The Forum on Capacity Building in S&T Popularization was organized by MOST Department of Policy, Regulations and Reform and Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission on May 22 in Beijing. Over 200 representatives from different localities and governmental departments attended the forum.
Mr. ZHANG Jing’an, Chief of Science and Technology Daily delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. He pointed out that science and technology (S&T) popularization is an important task for the S&T community. In the future, priority should be given to enhancing people’s science literacy, promoting results of S&T programs and innovating demonstrative activities so as to improve people’s livelihood.
The forum focused on the outreach of S&T resources, the evaluation of Chinese people’s scientific literacy and encouragement of public involvement in S&T popularization.