The International Transdisciplinarity Conference in 2017 is co-organised by Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.
Contributions from all fields and research cultures are invited.
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The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) jointly with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) hosted the 12th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA). The meeting which brought together 150 representatives from over 22 African science academies met from 6 to 9 November 2016 to deliberate on poverty reduction on the continent and the challenges faced by Africa due to extreme poverty.
There was also representation from the Global Young Academy with 15 young academies from seven different countries in Africa.
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 3-7 October 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) in collaboration with The World Academies of Science Regional Office of Sub Saharan Africa (TWAS ROSSA), and the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) will be hosting the 2016 Regional Young Scientists Conference from the 23rd to the 24th of August, 2016 in Lagos-Nigeria. The theme for this year’s conference is “Inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa: the role of Young Academies”.
This was a workshop that was held jointly in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC), with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF
Theme: PROMOTING AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
Workshop on Regulation of Agricultural GM Technology in Africa: Mobilizing Science and Science Academies for Policy Making held on 15-16th April 2013
The Regional Network for Science Academies in Africa (NASAC) and Seven Academies of Sciences in Africa, scientists and journalists deliberated the roles of science academies in the Regulation of Agricultural GM technology in Africa in at a two day workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was organized by the Kenya National Academy of Sciences and Academy of Sciences of South Africa with funding from NASAC-Leopoldina collaboration. The event also provided a platform for the launch of ASSAf policy makers booklet on GM.