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News: Regional Office for Africa

The African Pre-ICSU General Assembly Meeting
The African Pre-ICSU General Assembly Meeting
Aug 08, 2014 ICSU ROA successfully organised an African pre-31st ICSU General Assembly (GA31) Meeting that brought together representatives from the ICSU National Members and Scientific Unions in Africa. The Meeting, which was held on 25 June 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa, was attended by representatives from 13 ICSU National Members and 3 Scientific Unions.
African scientists appointed into Executive Board of ICSU Sep 09, 2014
Two of the three scientists from Africa nominated to the Executive Board of ICSU for 2015. - 2017 were voted in during the 31st General Assembly in Auckland, NewZealand. The GA, which takes place every three years, was held from 31st August to 3rd September 2014. This shows the confidence that the global scientific community has in developing countries as key role players in ensuring that global science is strengthened to benefit society.
2015 ICSU Grants Programme Aug 22, 2014
Members are now invited to submit applications for 2015 ICSU Grants Programme.
Future Earth Regional Workshop for Africa II Jun 11, 2014
ICSU Regional Office for Africa, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, successfully organised a 2nd Future Earth Regional Workshop for Africa, which was held at the University of Pretoria, in Pretoria, South Africa, from 23 to 24 June, 2014. The Workshop was attended by about 70 participants (from across Africa) who represented national governments, intergovernmental bodies, regional economic communities, UN agencies, academic and research institutions, science academies, ICSU national members and scientific unions.
Global Environmental Change Symposium Mar 18, 2014
The Global Environmental Change Symposium was held at the University of Mauritius on the 8th of April 2014, in partnership with the African Institute of South Africa (AISA). Three books co-published between the three partners were launched. Some of the Scientists who have tirelessly dedicated their time and energy to produce these books attended the symposium, to share first-hand information on the content of the books they have worked on.
Future Earth Regional Workshop for Africa Nov 06, 2012
The International Council for Science, with financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) organised the Future Earth Regional Workshop for Africa, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 31 October – 02 November 2012. The workshop brought together about 50 global environmental change scientists from within and outside Africa. It provided a platform for these scientists and other stakeholders working on global environmental change research across disciplines to discuss and elaborate recommendations for the development of Future Earth on the continent.
Dakar Declaration Oct 25, 2012
The Sida funded African Regional Implementation Workshop on Hazards and Disasters took place in Dakar, Senegal from the 26 - 27 September 2012 and ended with this declaration of outcomes.
ICSU ROA Annual Report 2011/12 Aug 21, 2012
The ICSU Regional Office for Africa Annual Report for the 2011/12 financial year is now available.
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