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Our offices & staff

ICSU has three Regional Offices—Africa (established in 2005), Asia and the Pacific (2006), and Latin America and the Caribbean (2007). Under the guidance of regional scientific committees, the offices promote the further development and strengthening of science in the context of regional priorities, and bring the science of developing countries closer to ICSU. The offices also work to ensure that scientists from the region become involved in ICSU activities, especially those related to the priority areas of the region.

Africa

The Regional Office for Africa (sub-Sahara) was established in September 2005 and is hosted by the South African National Research Foundation in Pretoria.

The priority areas for Africa are:

  • sustainable energy
  • natural and human-induced hazards and disasters
  • health and human wellbeing
  • global environmental change (including climate change and adaptation)

The office currently has five staff:

  • Edith Madela-Mntla, Director
  • Richard Glover, Programme Specialist (Biological Sciences)
  • Daniel Nyanganyura, Programme Specialist (Physics, Mathematics and Engineering Sciences)
  • Bongani Mahlalela, Communications Officer
  • Hazael Naidoo, Personal Assistant &A dministrator

For information and contact details, please visit Regional Office for Africa website.

Asia and the Pacific

The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific was inaugurated in September 2006 and is hosted by the Malaysian Academy of Sciences in Kuala Lumpur.

The priority areas for Asia and the Pacific are:

  • sustainable energy
  • ecosystem approach
  • hazards and disasters
    • earthquakes, floods and landslides
    • special vulnerability of islands

The office currently has three staff:

  • Professor Emeritus Mohd Nordin Hasan, Director
  • Tengku Sharizad Tengku Dahlan, Senior Science Officer
  • Norizan Ab Rahman, Science Officer (Programme)
  • Mohd. Hizamddin Jaafar, Administrative Officer

For information and contact details, please visit the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific website.

Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean was inaugurated in April 2007. It was hosted by the Brazilian Academy of Science in Rio de Janeiro until November 2010, when it relocated to the Mexican Academy of Sciences in Mexico City. The new office was inaugurated on 1 March 2011.
The priority areas for Latin America and the Caribbean are:
  • sustainable energy
  • natural disasters
  • mathematics education
  • biodiversity

The office currently has three staff:

  • Manuel Limonta, Director
  • Gabriel Iturriaga, Science Officer
  • Lic. Camilo García, Administrative Officer
  • Angélica Bucio, Communications Officer

For information and contact details, please visit the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean website.

by Saskia Heijltjes

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