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Call for full bids: Future Earth permanent secretariat

ICSU, on behalf of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, has released a call for full proposals to host the permanent secretariat of Future Earth.

This follows an expression of interests step (July-September 2013) and a bidders’ conference (November 2013). The call for full bids is open to all those who were judged by the selection committee to have submitted credible expressions of interest and were invited to participate in the bidders’ conference.

A background document laying out the requirements for the secretariat and the selection process is available (see below). Eligible consortia that wish to submit a full proposal to host the Future Earth Secretariat are required to send their proposal in a single PDF document, using the template provided by email to with the subject ‘secretariat’ by March 31st 2014, 23:59 CET.

As part of proposals for full bids, new organisations can be engaged by existing eligible bidders. Additional regional bidders who are interested in getting involved should email with subject ‘secretariat’ for further details. They will be put in contact with the existing relevant regional bidders and consortia. The selection committee particularly welcomes additional interest from African, Central Asian and Pacific Island organisations.

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