Resources for people who are interested in conducting more effective education and outreach about the Chemical Weapons Convention and the challenges of achieving a world free of chemical weapons.
The resources listed are aimed at scientists, educators, National Authorities, and civil society groups — but can be used by anyone.
OPCW: Did you know?
A video by ABEO.
Theory and Practice of Science Communication
- The changing nature of trust by Craig Cormick (2018)
- Engaging the disengaged with science by Craig Cormick (2015)
- Ring the changes on science communication by Craig Cormick (2013)
- Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
- Communicating Science Toolkit
- Communicating Science Workshops
- Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
- SciReach-The Global Directory of Science Communication and Outreach Initiatives
Science Literacy: Scientists’ Attitudes about the Public
Education and Outreach at the OPCW
- Richard M. Hartshorn and Jonathan Forman (2019), “Building Broader and Deeper Links Between OPCW and IUPAC”
- OPCW (2018). Report on the Role of Education and Outreach in Preventing the Re-emergence of Chemical Weapons. Advisory Board on Education and Outreach. ABEO-5/1.
- OPCW (2014). Education and Engagement: Promoting a Culture of Responsible Chemistry. Report of the Temporary Working Group on Education and Outreach.
- OPCW (2014). Education for Peace: New Pathways for Securing Chemical Disarmament (2014). Workshop Report.
- Peter Mahaffy, Joseph Zondervan, Alastair Hay, Daniel Feakes and Jonathan Forman (2014), “IUPAC and OPCW Working Toward Responsible Science,”
- OPCW and Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (2013)
- Graham Pearson and Peter Mahaffy (2006), “IUPAC, education, outreach, and codes of conduct to further the norms and obligations of the Chemical Weapons Convention”
This page supports the 2018 Advisory Board on Education and Outreach report recommendation that the OPCW make greater use of “active learning” methods in its outreach programmes.