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Scientific Research & Educational Networks: the role of ICSU ROA. eGYAfrica Workshop: better Internet connectivity for research and education in Africa Accra, 24-25 November 2010. Dr Daniel NYANGANYURA ICSU Regional Office for Africa d.nyanganyura@icsu-africa.org www.icsu-africa.org.

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Scientific Research & Educational Networks: the role of ICSU ROA

eGYAfrica Workshop: better Internet connectivity for research and education in AfricaAccra, 24-25 November 2010

Dr Daniel NYANGANYURA

ICSU Regional Office for Africa

d.nyanganyura@icsu-africa.org

www.icsu-africa.org

about icsu
About ICSU
  • International NGO
  • Membership of the organization (121 National Scientific Bodies; 30 International Scientific Unions)

ICSU Regional Offices

  • Africa (South Africa) inaugurated September 2005
  • Asia and the Pacific (Malaysia) inaugurated September 2006
  • Latin America and the Caribbean (Brazil) inaugurated in December 2006
  • Arab Region (Host to be identified)
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ICSU Mission: Strengthening

International Science for the Benefit of Society

HOW – through collaborative research projects

  • Identifying and addressing major issues of importance to science and society
  • Promoting the participation of all scientists in the international scientific endeavour
  • Creating international, continental and regional networks of excellence - interaction amongst scientists/insti/gov
  • Fostering regional networks of scientists & institutions to promote research & education– exchange of information, expertise, enhances regional/continental integration
  • Create synergies and areas of collaboration between scientists, scientific/academic institutions and agencies – (duplication of activities, competition on financial)
role of icsu regional office for africa
Role of ICSU Regional Office for Africa
  • To ensure that the voice of developing countries influences the international scientific agenda
  • To ensure that scientists from the sub-continent are fully involved in international research guided by regional priorities

ICSU ROA Research - MDGs & Regional Priorities

  • Energy
  • Security/Safety
  • Environmental change
  • Communication
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Food & nutrition Security
  • Healthcare/Sanitation
  • Water and sanitation
icsu roa science plans projects
ICSU ROA Science Plans & Projects

Website:

www.icsu-africa.org

icsu roa research projects linkages players
ICSU ROA Research Projects - Linkages & Players

NRENs, Governments, CSOs, African Diaspora

icsu roa book projects
ICSU ROA Book Projects

Objectives

  • Showcase African success stories on issues of S&T and its development to serve the society
  • To show African scientists as visible players in ST and innovation for sustainable development of the continent

The role of NRENs in all this ….

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ICSU ROA Book Projecte

  • Book Project 1
  • Topics
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • Environment
  • Energy
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ICSU ROA Book Projects

Book Project 2: Chemistry for Sustainable Development in Africa

Book Project 3: Climate Change Science in Africa

Tell our success stories our way, publish them through an environment that is accessible to our people

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“Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter”Africa proverb

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NRENs: the role of ICSU ROA
  • Establishing & implementation of NRENs
  • Linking the NRENs with networks & scientists at regional & global
  • Linking NRENs to ICSU Scientific Unions
  • Identify possible sources of funds
  • Link RENs to AU/NEPAD/ECA
  • Building & providing environment for NRENs
  • Supports and encourages all efforts that aim at identifying and addressing critical issues in Africa – (adopting eGY, ICSU Grants)
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Thank You

High-Performance Communication Environment: A Strategy for Collective Action and Connectivity in Africa

  • For more information and up-dates, visit
  • ICSU global website: www.icsu.org
  • ICSU ROA website: www.icsu-africa.org