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Expanding and Strengthening Scientific Networks

<p>ICSU ROLAC participated in the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research meeting of the Scientific Collaboration Networking Program (CRN 3),  held from November 29 to December 1, 2017 in Cancun, Mexico.</p>


Gender Gap in Science: A new ICSU project occupies a central theme

<p>On November 20 to 24, 2017, two important events took place at the University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia : “Professional Skills Workshop for Young People in Science and Engineering” and a regional meeting entitled “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It?”</p>


Future Earth Health Knowledge-Action Network Workshop

<p>The Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and ICSU through its Urban Health and Wellbeing Program successfully organized the workshop entitled“Future Earth Health Knowledge-Action Network Workshop” in Xiamen, China</p>


Heide Hackmann recieves award for science diplomacy

<p>At the 2017 annual South African Science Forum, held in Pretoria from 7-8 December, ICSU Executive Director Heide Hackmann received an award for her role in the merger of the Council and the International Social Science Council, which was regarded as strengthening international science for multilateral decision making. The award was presented by Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor.</p>


IAMAS urges United States to continue support of Earth Observation systems

<p>At the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) Scientific Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa, in August 2017 the IAMAS Executive Committee approved the following resolution regarding the need for continuation and enhancement of Earth Observation systems to monitor the atmosphere, ocean and other elements of the Earth system.</p>


INGSA-Africa Chapter Holds Pre-AMASA 13 Learning Collaborative Workshop in Abuja, Nigeria.

<p>A 2-day Learning Collaborative Workshop designed to inform participants on science advice for policy making at all levels of government was held in Abuja, Nigeria from 13 to 14 November 2017. Coordinated by the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) in collaboration with the Africa Chapter of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA-Africa), the workshop brought together participants mainly from various Academies of Science in Africa and grantees of the Sida-funded ICSU programme on Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa (LIRA 2030).</p>


19th Meeting of the ICSU Regional Committee for Africa held in Durban, South Africa

<p>The ICSU Regional Committee for Africa (ICSU RCA) held its 19th meeting in Durban, South Africa from 19 to 20 September 2017. The meeting which was attended by all but two members, reviewed and made input into the proposed programmes and activities of the ICSU Regional Office for Africa for the last half of the financial year ending March 2018.</p>


Disaster Risk Reduction Meeting

<p>UNESCO, FLACSO, ICSU ROLAC, and representatives from various countries of the LAC region met in Costa Rica, on 14th – 15th November to discuss about Disaster Risk Reduction</p>


11th Belmont Forum Plenary Week

<p>On 6th–10th November 2017, Säo Paulo welcomed Belmont Forum members, partners, and guests from all over the world to a week of science to policy themed meetings.</p>


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