The Programme for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: a Systems Analysis Approach, co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) and the United Nations University (UNU), will bring together leading global researchers working in disciplines related to urban health and wellbeing to define the strategic and thematic priorities and the medium- and long-term outcomes and activities of the programme. The Scientific Committee (SC) is charged with guiding and overseeing the implementation of the science plan.
The Programme’s co-sponsors are now inviting nominations for individuals to serve on this Committee. With the replacement of about a third of the current membership, 6-8 new members are being sought. New SC Members will be appointed jointly by the Co-Sponsors’ organizations, with the final decision on the committee membership to be made by the ICSU Executive Board in April 2016. The term of office is three years, starting 1 June 2016 and potentially renewable once. Further details are in the enclosed ToRs.
The main criterion for selection is scientific expertise, from a range of disciplines covering natural, social, behavioural and health sciences as well as areas such as urban planning and engineering. Expertise in systems analysis and multi-factorial modelling will also be important and experience and willingness to work with a very interdisciplinary group will be critical. As for all ICSU committees, gender and geographic balance will also be taken into account.
The success of this programme depends very much on the quality and commitment of the Scientific Committee and I encourage you to identify suitable nominees.
All nominations should be submitted on the attached template to Rohini@icsu.org by 31 December 2015.