Nicolas Stéphane JARRAUD
Scientific Coordinator at the Cyprus Institute
Nicolas Stéphane Jarraud specializes at International relations, Project management, environmental and social research. Since July 2017 is an Assistant Vice-President for Institute Affairs at The Cyprus Institute, President's Office. In charge of d­­evelopment and implementation of Institute Policies, leading the Institute CSR strategy, leadership of the Institute International Relations Strategic Plan, representation of the Institute in International Fora.

Among his previous professional experience:
Scientific Coordinator: coordination of the Energy Division's research projects at The Cyprus Institute, Energy, Environment And Water Research Center (EEWRC).

Senior Researcher (Associate) at Center For Sustainable Peace And Democratic Development (SeeD), Cyprus

Programme and Environment Analyst at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-ACT, Phase I&II), Cyprus, etc.

Has PHD in Environmental Science, Imperial College, London, UK. MSC in Science Communication, Imperial College, UK. Bachelor of Science (BSC) in Biology, Imperial College, UK.

- Member of British Ecological Society, British Society for Plant Pathology and Society of Biology
- Member of the association of former international civil servants (AFICS)
- Representing Cyprus on H2020 Programme Committee for Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy; on the SET Plan Working Group on CSP; and on the ESFRI strategy working group on Energy.

Interviewed by dozens of newspapers, as well as TV and radio stations, on environmental and conflict-resolution issues.

the presentation
A Roadmap to Impact
Thursday, 12th of April 2018
Plenary session 3: The Future of Science
Currently, most businesses rely on polls and surveys to find out more about their potential customers, and about their social impact. However, the information provided by classic surveys is limited, and precious information is lost during the analysis and presentation of that date. Yet for years, social scientists have been using far more precise tools to understand the public mind, and the hidden drivers behind the collective decisions that societies make. Known as Structural Equation Modelling, this approach reveals the rich web of interactions between the most important factors that drive societies and communities in one direction or another. So far, it has been used mostly in peace-building and social psychology, but it could be an extremely powerful tools for businesses to understand the deeper social context in which they operate, and to adapt their practices accordingly.
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