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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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Review of ICSU Regional Office for Africa Science Plans
Review of ICSU Regional Office for Africa Science Plans
Jun 29, 2015 Since the publication of ICSU ROA science plans (in 2007 and 2008), it has become necessary to review and update these documents so that they reflect current/emerging trends in each thematic area at international, regional and national levels. The review, which commence in early 2015, was carried out in two phases: an electronic consultation and a meeting.
African Future Earth Committee Meeting Jun 29, 2015
Following one of the recommendations made during the African Future Earth Committee (AFEC) teleconference held in March 2015, ICSU Regional Office for Africa is organizing a two-day AFEC meeting.
Former Chair of ICSU Regional Committee for Africa inaugurated President of Mauritius Jun 08, 2015
The former Chair of the ICSU Regional Committee for Africa was inaugurated President of Mauritius on Friday 8th June. She adds to the number of women Presidents on the African continent, of which there were only two others. Prof Gurib-Fakim is an accomplished scientist with many achievements under her belt.
African Future Earth Committee Feb 24, 2015
Following up on one of the recommendations of the 2nd Future Earth Regional Workshop for Africa held in Pretoria, South Africa, on 23 – 24 June 2014, eleven scientists were selected to constitute the African Future Earth Committee (AFEC). The composition of the Committee reflects a fair geographical spread across all the sub-regions of the African continent as well as the diverse and trans-disciplinary nature of the stakeholders involved in Future Earth activities.
ICSU ROA to work with NASAC Feb 16, 2015
It is an exciting development that ICSU ROA has established a working relationship with the Network of African Academies (NASAC) in recent months, following a long and considered engagement. The two are planning to work together to initiate research projects to implement science plans of the Regional Office, which are in the areas of Global Environmental Change (including Climate and Adaptation), Health and Human Well-being, Hazards and Disasters, as well as Sustainable Energy. These projects, we hope, will get funding from a large proposal currently in process with a reputable research funder, with the involvement of the ICSU head office.
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