START t the global change S ys T em for A nalysis, R esearch and T raining. IGFA 2008 Annual Meeting 1-3 October 2008 Mexico City, Mexico www.start.org. Summary. A summary of START’s research-driven capacity building activities - draw on the current portfolio
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STARTtthe global changeSysTem for Analysis, Research and Training
2008 Annual Meeting
1-3 October 2008
Mexico City, Mexico
Modalities of Capacity Building
Engages around 1000+ scientists from developing countries each year
Key Recommendations Programs
from the current Strategic Plan (2003)
A couple of examples:
Balgis Osman/Sudan >> IDRC
Vincente Barros >> IPCC AR5 WG 2
Climate change and the poor Programs
Adapt or die
Sep 11th 2008
Who will provide such resources?
Advanced Institutes ProgramsOrganized or Co-Sponsored by START - 2007/2008
[Grants directly to regional centers/secretariat not included]
Looking ahead Programs
restructure to meet new/emerging needs
challenges of structure duplication
START SSC sessions
Prospects for bas science CB program?
Late Night Thoughts Programs…
Have we really made a difference?
What have we accomplished?
Jane Olwoch/Rwanda; Bagis Osman/Sudan
Amadou Gaye/Senegal; Huy/Vietnam
Francisco Meza/Chile …
Examples of Regional leaders:
Vincente Barros …
START Alumni Network
2008 >> ACCFP: 276 applicants (149:127 Anglophone:Francophone) competing for 58 Awards
Clearly the job is not done yet! Programs
The journey has been rewarding, but we have miles to go before we sleep and your continued partnership and support is critical!
Muchas Gracias! Programs