Pre- ICSU GA32 Regional Consultative Forum for African ICSU National members and Scientific Unions
The International Council for Science Regional office for Africa (ICSU ROA) hosted a consultative forum from the 8-9 June 2017 with 15 of their National Members and 15 of their Scientific Unions.
The forum was held in Pretoria, South Africa. The main objectives of the meeting were to deliberate on issues related to the ICSU-ISSC merger, draft an African input to the draft strategy documents and formulate a consolidated ‘African statement’ about the merger. Inputs were made by the attendees and a noteworthy African statement was composed with regards to the merger, which will be a vocal representation of Africa in the upcoming ICSU General Assembly in October. Furthermore, African ICSU family looked at ways to increase the visibility of the organization in the region, which can lead to implementation of ICSU programmes in the continent. The full statement is available here