The main objective of the workshops, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), is to engage regional stakeholders in the design of the initiative. Discussion will focus on issues such as how to link research priorities with regional development challenges, how to implement Future Earth in the regions, and the global research framework.
Each workshop will bring together around fifty regional scientists, development actors, funders and educators working on global and regional environmental change across disciplines. Key questions will include:
- What are the main development challenges of the region which could benefit from integrated and solutions-oriented research?
- How can Future Earth help you deliver on your priorities and needs?
- What are the options to implement Future Earth and strengthen integrated and solutions-oriented Earth system research in the region?
The recommendations from these workshops will inform the strategic priorities of the Transition Team and the to-be-appointed Scientific Committee of Future Earth, to ensure that the regional perspective is firmly embedded in the overall strategy of Future Earth.
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