Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator

7 – 9 October 2021

Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation Summit 2021

About the GESDA Summit

Under GESDA’s vision of “Using the future to build the present”, the inaugural GESDA Summit, from 7 to 9 October 2021, cultivated dialogue on critical future opportunities and risks, complementing the first GESDA Science Breakthrough Radar®, which was disclosed at the event. Its content was used as a starting point for all of the discussions.

This flagship document:

  • takes account of the Debates related to the current challenges humanity has to face
  • assesses Trends in scientific frontier issues along three timeframes (5, 10, and 25 years), providing an easy-to-read mapping of possible breakthroughs.

The 2021 Summit programme aligned with GESDA’s original methodology via the key words “Anticipate, Accelerate, Translate” and sessions were tagged accordingly in three tracks.

 The programme has been developed with engagement in mind. During the various panel sessions, interactive discussions and workshops that took place during the 3-day Summit, both virtual and in-person participants – more than 900 in total – had the opportunity to contribute by sharing their thoughts and questions with the speakers and broader audience.


The full programme of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation Summit 2021 can be downloaded here as a PDF:


The full proceedings of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation Summit 2021  can be downloaded here as a PDF:


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The 2021 GESDA Summit in video

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