CLARISSA RIOS ROJAS
Researcher, Science Diplomat, Founder & Director, Speaker and Futurist
As a Scientist working at the interface of science and policymaking, the main goal of my work is to make sure that scientific research and discoveries have a policy impact. Learn more about my research and policy work below.
Researcher of Global Risk and Policy at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
World Economic Forum Global Future Council Fellow on Frontier Risks.
Borysiewicz interdisciplinary Fellow at the University of Cambridge.
Academic Advisor at the Centre for Future of Intelligence
Member at the Global Young Academy.
Jesus College Post-Doctoral Associate.
Research, Policy, Foresight, Science Diplomacy and Science-Policy interfaces
A SCIENCE OF GLOBAL RISK
Can an integrated science of global risk safeguard humanity’s long-term future? The project is developing the basis for a science of global risk that is methodologically rigorous and creative, focused on risk management and policy formation, and accessible to a diverse community of stakeholders across academia, industry, government and civil society.
GLOBAL FUTURE COUNCIL ON FRONTIER RISKS
The Council of Frontier Risks advises the World Economic Forum in relation to key global risks that must be better addressed and factored into future preparedness. Key themes to address include gaining a better understanding of interconnections and cascading effects of potentially global disruptions, uncovering blind spots, enhancing preparedness and resilience for the future and examining the implications of frontier risks. The council develops new thinking and influence change and action through the Forum’s Global Risks Practice and help shape key inputs for the Forum’s Great Reset initiative.
BUILDING SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACES
The implementation of the 2021 UNDRR new scientific agenda in support of risk and planetary health emphasizes the need for actionable knowledge. Furthermore, it recommends pursuing transdisciplinary science and multi-stakeholder knowledge co-production together with the creation of new networks and communities of practice. These recommendations resonate strongly with current CSER efforts (and our partners) to enhance policy efforts for the global governance of GCR/X-risks, therefore, we embarked on the quest to build a Science-Policy Interface that allows diverse stakeholders to co-design, co-produce and co-deliver research and policy in GCRs.
RESEARCH AGENDA ON DISASTER RISK FOR UNDRR AND ISC
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the International Science Council have developed a global research agenda for disaster reduction risk that can identify the main priorities for research, research funding and scientific collaboration to deliver objectives set out in the Sendai Framework, the SDGs and the Paris agreement. I was part of the Expert Review team and now I am working in implementing that agenda.
GLOBAL YOUNG ACADEMY
The Global Young Academy provides a rallying point for outstanding young scientists from around the world to come together to address topics of global importance. We lead an international, interdisciplinary, and inter-generational dialogue with the goal to make global decision making evidence-based and inclusive.