4th African Science Plans Steering Committee Meeting and Proposal Writing Workshop
The African Science Plans Steering Committee (ASPSC) of ICSU ROA held its fourth meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa on 4th December 2017, attended by 10 out of its 12 members. The meeting discussed and reviewed outlines of thematic area project concepts to be considered during a Proposal Writing Workshop that followed in the next two days. Members also strategized on their participation in the Science Forum South Africa on the 8th of December where they would be holding a Special Session on Implementation of the Africa Science Plans. The Committee also took time off to reflect on its roles, including promoting of collaborative research on the continent across disciplines.
Forty scientists from the four thematic areas of Global Environmental Change, Health and Human Wellbeing, Hazards and Disasters and Sustainable Energy met from 5th to 6th December 2017 in Johannesburg to develop project proposals based on the concepts and pillars agreed on from the revised Africa Science Plans in Maputo in February 2017. Led by their Thematic Area Coordinators, the four consortia members developed and presented various proposals for fine-tuning and submission in response to Grant Calls.