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News: Regional Office for Africa

African Science Plans Steering Committee (ASPSC) Meeting Pretoria, South Africa 24 – 25 March 2014
African Science Plans Steering Committee (ASPSC) Meeting Pretoria, South Africa 24 – 25 March 2014
Apr 04, 2014 A meeting of the African Science Plans Steering Committee (ASPSC) of the International Council for Science, Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA) took place in Pretoria, South Africa from 24 to 25 March, 2014. The meeting brought together eight of the twelve leading, competent and active African scientists selected based on their expertise in the four thematic areas of the Science Plans and three staff of ICSU ROA, to discuss and adopt the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) detailing the roles and responsibilities of members of the ASPSC as well as map out the implementation strategy for the Science Plans.
The 4th Capacity and Network Project Mar 18, 2014
ICSU ROA endorsed the 4th Capacity and Network Project (CANP4), which will be held on 1 -14 September, 2014, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Upon receiving invitation from the International Mathematical Union, ICSU ROA accepted participate during the CANP4 where it will present the Regional Offices activities in the field of mathematics, science, engineering and technology as well as possible avenues of research collaboration within and outside the continent.
Global Environmental Change Symposium Mar 18, 2014
The Global Environmental Change Symposium will be 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 will be launched. Some of the Scientists who have tirelessly dedicated their time and energy to produce these books will attend the symposium, to share first-hand information on the content of the books they have worked on.
Meeting between Development Aid and Global Environmental Change Communities Mar 18, 2014
The International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (Sida) will be organizing a meeting aimed at understanding developmental challenges in Africa, to discuss how to build on existing experiences in addressing them and to explore how integrated trans-disciplinary research on global sustainability could help accelerate transformation towards sustainability in the region. This meeting will be held at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa from the 5th to the 6th of May 2014.
UNESCO and ICSU ROA Workshop on Environmental & Health Impacts of Mining activities in Sub-Saharan African Countries Jun 19, 2013
UNESCO Nairobi Office and ICSU ROA jointly organised a workshop on Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining activities in Sub-Saharan African Countries with focus on abandoned mines at the Garden Court Hotel, O.R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2-3 May 2013.
ICSU Regional Implementation Workshop on Sustainable Energy in sub-Saharan Africa May 24, 2013
ICSU Regional Office for Africa, in collaboration with Maseno University, Kenya, successfully organised a Regional Implementation Workshop on Sustainable Energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The workshop, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 7 – 8 May 2013, brought together 36 energy scientists as well as representatives of key energy initiatives and international organisations from 16 countries.
Post-ICSU GA30 African National Members and Scientific Unions Forum Dec 12, 2012
An African post-ICSU GA30 Forum was held in Pretoria, South Africa from 22 to 23 November, 2012, attended by several representatives of National Members (NMs) and Scientific Unions (SUs).The Forum gave ICSU NMs and SUs in Africa an opportunity to get an update on the activities of the ICSU Regional Office for Africa. It also explored ways to foster collaborative activities between the Office and the ICSU Family on the continent.
ICSU ROA Chemistry Book Published Dec 10, 2012
The second ICSU ROA book tittled "Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa" has been published end of July 2012. The book provides an analytical platform to bring the application of chemistry closer to the society and to showcase some of the work done by scientists on the African continent.
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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