Research Programmes

ISC co-sponsors a number of science initiatives or programmes, and lends its support to Joint Initiatives that have multiple sponsors/partners.

These science initiatives or programmes focus on specific areas of international research that are of interest to all or many ISC Members.

Joint Initiatives, co-sponsored by ISC and other international organizations (e.g. from the UN system), are an important means of bringing together a range of partners to address a particular issue or area. One of the key features of these collaborative programmes is the ability to consider the issue from the broadest possible perspective while minimizing overlap and duplication of effort.