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Natural & Human-Induced Hazards & Disasters Consortium Project Proposals Consolidation Workshop
Natural & Human-Induced Hazards & Disasters Consortium Project Proposals Consolidation Workshop
Jan 15, 2015 Five core scientists of the Hazards and Disasters Consortium (Genene Mulugeta, Ray Durrheim, Samuel Ayonghe, Abdourahamane Konare and Mitulo Silengo) and the Programme Specialist responsible for the Hazards and Disasters Science Plan of ICSU ROA (Richard Glover participated in a 3-day project proposal consolidation workshop in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast from 2 to 4 December, 2014.
Launch of ICSU's International Programme Office on Urban Health and Well-being Jan 20, 2015
The International Programme Office (IPO) for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment Programme, the latest addition to the ICSU family, was launched in Xiamen, China, on 8 December 2014. The Office is hosted by the Institute for Urban Environment (IUE) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). The Urban Health & Wellbeing programme aims to better understand what makes a "healthy urban environment", and is co-sponsored by the United Nations University (UNU) and the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP).
SciDataCon2014 Conference Jan 15, 2015
The International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration, held every two years, is an important showcase of open science around the world. The 2014 conference was held at the Convention Centre of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. The conference, with an overarching theme Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability, was organised in partnership between ICSU’s Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
Swedish/Africa Consortium Building Workshop Jan 14, 2015
A one day consortium building workshop, under the theme “Reducing the Risk of Natural and Human-induced Hazards and Disasters” for Africa’s Sustainability was organised at Eklundshof, Uppsala on 31 October 2014, by the Sustainable University Network, at the Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University, and the ICSU Regional Office for Africa.
SSEESS Research Links 2014 Grants for Africa Jan 14, 2015
The Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS) organised a meeting at its office in Stockholm on 30 October 2014, for the ICSU ROA Director to meet with the 2014 recipients of the SSEESS Research Links Programme 2014 grants. This was the group awarded to work on projects with African researchers.
International Workshop on Open Data Knowledge Environment for Sciences and Sustainability in Developing Countries Jan 14, 2015
An International Workshop on Open Data Knowledge Environment for Sciences and Sustainability in Developing Countries was organised by the CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in/for/with Developing Countries, 06 – 08 August 2014 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Nairobi.
ICSU Regional Office for Africa Annual Report 2013/14 Jan 13, 2015
The ICSU Regional Office for Africa Annual Report for the 2014/15 Financial Year is now available
SSEESS Research Links Programme 2015 Dec 08, 2014
The Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth Systems Sciences (SSEESS) offers project planning grants aiming to facilitate the formation of North-South research consortia within global environmental change (GEC) research.
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.
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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