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The ICSU Regional Office for Africa welcomes you to the new, integrated website. It is indeed a giant leap, but also liberating in a sense that (i) it reflects ICSU with decentralisation to regions to ensure more appropriate application of science closer to societal level (ii) it puts the ownership of and responsibility for content in the hands of the generators of that content. The website is currently a work in progress, but please watch this space as it develops into a comprehensive informative tool for the ICSU family and its stakeholders.

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Science Plans Scoping Workshop
Science Plans Scoping Workshop
Feb 21, 2017 In conjunction with the Scientific Research Association of Mozambique (AICIMO), ICSU ROA organised a 2-day Science Plans Scoping Workshop in Maputo, Mozambique on 08 – 09 February, 2017. The workshop was officially opened by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Higher and Technical Vocational Education of the Republic of Mozambique, Prof Jorge Nhambiu. The event attracted African scientists from the ICSU ROA research consortia, scientists from the Mozambican academic and research institutions as well as senior government officials from Mozambique, which included the Deputy Minister for Transport and Communication, Dr Manuela Joaquim Rebelo, and Dr Beatriz H C Muhorro Manjama (Director for Education and Human Development) who represented the Governor of Maputo City.
3rd African Science Plans Steering Committee Meeting Feb 22, 2017
The African Science Plans Steering Committee (ASPSC) held its 3rd Meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, on 7 February 2017. At this meeting that was attended by most of the Committee members, they deliberated on the issues around and gave inputs towards the finalisation of the revision process of the ICSU ROA African Science Plans as well as the roll out of project from these documents. The Committee explored avenues to identify potential expertise and knowledge systems to advance the implementation of the Science Plans while tapping into the expertise of consortia members as well as other scientists within and outside the region. The Committee proposed ways to develop and roll out detailed and concise project proposals targeting specific identified funding agencies.
Project Coordinator LIRA 2030 Feb 16, 2017
The International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Office for Africa (ROA) is happy to introduce, Ms Nomasomi Gasa, who has joined the Regional Office on 14 February 2017 as Project Coordinator.
Call for Proposals "Energy - Health - Natural Disasters" nexus in African Cities Jul 27, 2016
ICSU, together with NASAC and the ISSC, will support 10 research projects across Africa. These projects are expected to generate new solutions-oriented knowledge that will help develop new urban paradigms in Africa and make African cities more resilient, adaptable and healthier.
Mid-ICSU General Assembly African Meeting Jun 15, 2016
Representatives of fourteen African National Members and eleven International Scientific Unions of ICSU participated in a 2-day Mid-ICSU General Assembly African Meeting in Benoni near Johannesburg, South Africa from 2-3 June, 2016.
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