In 2019, the Council continued to support a diverse range of international research programmes and networks, capacity development schemes, special campaigns, projects and global events, both as a lead convenor and as a co-sponsor of initiatives that have multiple sponsors and partners.
Through its network of members and initiatives, the ISC is able to convene and mobilize a range of partners to address particular topics or areas, bringing together a broad range of perspectives, and is able to quickly respond to emerging challenges.
The Council currently runs two funding schemes: The Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa (LIRA 2030) programme and the Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme, which have continued to grow and increase their impact in 2019.
In 2017, one of the Council’s predecessor organizations, the International Council for Science (ICSU), selected three projects led by its members for grant funding. 2019 was the final year of funding for the three projects, and we take this opportunity to review the impact they have made across different spheres.
Global scientific networks
The ISC co-sponsors a number of science initiatives and programmes that are contributing to the development of the actionable knowledge most needed today. A few of these networks are highlighted in this annual report.
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