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Call for pre-proposals: Advancing the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 11 on cities in Africa
Call for pre-proposals: Advancing the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 11 on cities in Africa
Feb 27, 2017 With the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016, it is imperative to ensure that science can effectively contribute to the implementation of this Agenda. As part of the 5-year "Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa" programme, the International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will support 10 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) that will advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 (sustainable cities and communities) in Africa.
NZ Government thanks IRDR and CODATA groups for their help following 2016 Kaikoura earthquake Feb 23, 2017
New Zealand was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kaikoura in November 2016, and the government has expressed thanks to IRDR and CODATA for their timely and free provision of satellite data that helped with damage and loss estimation following the disaster.
Scientific and technological community delivers statement at United Nations on Oceans Feb 16, 2017
At the first preparatory meeting for the UN Oceans conference this June, the Scientific and Technological Community made a statement announcing the launch of a Knowledge Action Network on Oceans and called for strong partnerships between science and all sectors of society. Read on for the full statement, which was presented by Craig Starger on behalf of the Community, which ICSU co-organizes at the UN:
Professor Rajib Shaw to step down as IRDR Executive Director Feb 15, 2017
Professor Rajib Shaw will step down as Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme based in at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) at the end of March due to unforeseen personal circumstances.
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