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LIRA 2030 Africa: Projects awarded

We are delighted to announce the projects that will be supported as part of the first LIRA 2030 Africa call. As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda (LIRA) 2030 in Africa” programme, ICSU-NASAC-ISSC launched a call for pre-proposals on the “Understanding the Energy – Health – Natural Disasters nexus in the urban..

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Second plenary meeting of the IAP project “Food and Nutrition and Agriculture” in Halle

The Inter Academy Panel (IAP) project meeting on “Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture” was held from 3-5 April in Halle, Germany.  Participants from the regional academy networks, The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) and The..

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Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa – Training Event on Transdisciplinary Research

As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” programme, ICSU-NASAC-ISSC launched a call for pre-proposals on “Understanding the Energy – Health – Natural Disasters nexus in the urban context in Africa.” Following the call, 35 pre-proposals were selected to attend a training event on integrated research, and this took place on..

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Science-Business-Dialogue Conference

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and in collaboration with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) will be hosting a regional conference on Science-Business-Society Dialogue from 5 to 7 December 2016 in Pretoria,..

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Communication Event on: Harnessing Modern Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa’s Economic Development

The Communication Event on Harnessing Modern Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa’s Economic Development was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa on 21st and 22nd April 2016. The meeting brought together biotechnology experts from a number of African countries, representatives from African Science Academies as well as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)..

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ICSU signs a five-year agreement with Sida to work with NASAC and ISSC to support integrated science in Africa

In 2016, the International Council for Science (ICSU) signed a 5-year agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for a 5 million euro programme. This programme will catalyse the generation and use of new intergrated policy-relevant scientific knowledge in Africa needed to address the complexsustainabilty challenges in the region. The programme, which ends..

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