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ICSU ROA Project Proposal Writing Workshop: Sustainable Energy & Natural and Human-induced Hazards and Disasters

ICSU Regional Office for Africa re-launched the implementation of its science plans on Sustainable Energy and on Natural and Human-induced Hazards and Disasters through a change of approach. The approach is to establish thematic international research consortia to develop project proposals from the science plans and submit to identified funders. To this effect, ICSU ROA organised a workshop on 22-23 March 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa, to concretise the formation of consortia and to plan the way forward with the planned project proposals. The workshop was held in Pretoria, South Africa

These consortia will build on preliminary work that was done by ICSU ROA Task Teams towards preparing research project proposals on Sustainable Energy and on Natural and Human-induced Hazards and Disasters. The workshop focused on achieving the following:

  • Establishment of international research consortia which will build on preliminary work that was done by Task Teams and develop further the project proposals on Sustainable Energy as well as on Natural and Human-induced Hazards and Disasters; retaining the initial objectives and focus, but with flexibility in approach and strategy. The consortia are expected to submit the final proposals by September 2012. Participants to this workshop will make the nuclei of the consortia which will be expanded to include other African scientists as well those in Diaspora.
  • Development of inter-/multi-/trans-disciplinary and multi-institutional project proposals on Sustainable Energy and on Natural and Human-induced Hazards and Disasters that can be easily tailored to meet donor specifications as well as to respond to regional and international research funding calls.
  • Outline of a detailed work plan for the consortia highlighting the time lines and milestones in the implementation of the proposed projects, as well as the involved institutions/organisations.
  • Identification, by the consortia, of possible funders for each of the project proposals. A number of identified potential partners who have been carefully selected to address the participants and outline their activities related to the areas of Sustainable Energy and Hazards and Disasters, as well as any available funding opportunities and possible avenues of establishing collaborative research activities among the scientific community on the continent.

NB: The Workshop proceedings/Report is now available click here

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