Bridging the science-policy gap: New website for health and environment professionals
A new online portal, designed to facilitate the interaction among the actors participating in the health and environment decision process, was launched in November. The HENVINET is a powerful new networking tool designed specifically for the global Environment and Health community.
With a range of innovative tools for locating and accessing expertise, knowledge sharing, HENVINET aims to enable a multi-stakeholder approach to addressing the most pressing Environment and Health issues. The portal is a product of the EU funded HENVINET project.
HENVINET is designed for use by key environment and health stakeholders from around the world, such as researchers/scientists, decision makers, representatives of GOs, IGOs, and community interest NGOs, industrial organisations, labour groups, professional and public health associations.
HENVINET is a social networking tool that provides an open, transparent and inclusive opportunity of participation to enrich the science based decision making process. It provides Environment and Health professionals and stakeholders anywhere in world with the ability to:
Network with peers: Engage with a community of scientists, policymakers and stakeholders to share expertise, views and information.
Access the experts: Search for and pinpoint specific expertise, and efficiently communicate and discuss concerns and specific topics with renowned experts.
Tackle global challenges: Effectively collaborate within self-forming communities and forums that bring together a relevant portfolio of experts and stakeholders to address the issues at hand.
Set the agenda: Shape the agenda of the Environment and Health community by participating in communities and forums discussing hot-topics of today and tomorrow.
Share opportunities: Advertise conferences, symposia, research calls, job opportunities and the like to a broad range of professionals
HEAL have already signed up and find it extremely useful. You can sign up too.
Last updated on 8 June 2011