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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>


World Science Forum 2017 Jordan issues Declaration on Science for Peace

<p>The closing declaration of the <a href="">World Science Forum 2017</a> issued a global call to action for science and society to build a future in which science plays a prominent role in addressing global challenges and enabling sustainable development.</p>


COP23 side event on climate change- when and where will habitability limits be reached?

<p>The International Council for Science (ICSU) and <a href="">World Climate Research Programme</a> (WCRP) co-organized a side event during <a href="">COP23</a>, 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany, to explore how climate change is shaping changes in the natural and human environment- potentially beyond the limits in which species, including humans, can adapt.</p>


Belmont Forum announces Mustapha Mokrane as new Co-Lead of Open Data Initiative

<p>Dr. Mustapha Mokrane, Executive Director of <a href="">ICSU World Data System</a>, has been selected as Co-Lead of the Belmont Forum’s <a href="">e-Infrastructures and Data Management Project</a> (e-I&DM). He will succeed Dr. Robert Gurney, co-creator of the initiative, who completed his term at the end of September.</p>


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