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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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Latest news: Regional Office for Africa

COP 21
COP 21
Dec 01, 2015 ICSU ROA has contributed significantly to Africa's input into the Climate Change debates and the agreement to be signed in Paris. This has been mainly through participation as the coordinator of the Science and Technology community in UNECA processes.
Future ESSES Conference and GEO-Unions Meeting Dec 01, 2015
The ICSU ROA Director was invited to share a regional perspective on (Geo) science education at the Future Earth-Space Science and Education (Future ESSE) held at the ICTP, Trieste on 2 - 6 November 2015. The conference had a number of early career scientists from developing countries, sponsored by the ICTP. It was followed by the meeting of Geo-Unions and Associations, who have organised themselves to work together on issues of common interest in the development of their disciplines.
Update on the new ICSU Regional Committe for Africa Dec 01, 2015
The ICSU Executive Board (EB), at its 115th meeting in November 2015, approved the candidates recommended to it by the Management Team from the list of nominations received. Appointment letters have already been sent to all and they all accepted.
The First African Future Earth Committee meeting Sep 07, 2015
African Future Earth Committee (AFEC) held its first physical meeting on 13 – 14 August 2015, in Pretoria, South Africa. This meeting was attended by all the eleven members of AFEC plus Hassan Virji from START (representing Future Earth Global Secretariat) and Berhanu Abegaz from the African Academy of Science (as meeting chair). The event was co-sponsored by the government of South Africa (through the National Research Foundation) and ICSU.
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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