ICSU signs a five-year agreement with Sida to work with NASAC and ISSC to support integrated science in Africa
In 2016, the International Council for Science (ICSU) signed a 5-year agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for a 5 million euro programme. This programme will catalyse the generation and use of new intergrated policy-relevant scientific knowledge in Africa needed to address the complexsustainabilty challenges in the region.
The programme, which ends in December 2020, will be implemented by ICSU in conjunction with its Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA) based in Pretoria, South Africa, the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) based in Nairobi, Kenya and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) based in Paris, France.
The Expert Panel Workshop on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture held in Nairobi Kenya, 9-10 May 2016, brought together experts in agriculture from across Africa and was geared towards them providing background information on the key questions around the various thematic areas as well the drawing up of key messages that will go towards the development of the Policy Makers Booklet on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture (FNSA) for Africa.
Communication Event on: Harnessing Modern Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa’s Economic Development
The Communication Event on Harnessing Modern Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa’s Economic Development was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa on 21-22 April 2016. The meeting brought together biotechnology experts from a number of African countries, representatives from African Science Academies as well as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to discuss biotechnology in Africa and how to put it on the agenda of policymakers.