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      Governance & Management

      To oversee the implementation and strategic development of the LIRA 2030 programme, an advisory committee was appointed in June 2016.

      This committee includes scientists from Africa, stakeholder representatives and leadership representatives of all partners involved:

      Cheikh Mbow
      Member of the Future Earth Science Committee, Senior Scientist at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Incoming Executive Director: START International Inc.
      Cheikh Mbow
      Member of the Future Earth Science Committee, Senior Scientist at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Incoming Executive Director: START International Inc.
      Nelson Sewankambo
      Professor of Medicine and Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
      Nelson Sewankambo
      Professor of Medicine and Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
      Nick Perkins
      Director, SciDev.Net
      Nick Perkins
      Director, SciDev.Net
      Peggy Oti-Boateng
      Senior Programme Specialist for S&T and Coordinator ANSTI, UNESCO MSRO for Southern Africa
      Peggy Oti-Boateng
      Senior Programme Specialist for S&T and Coordinator ANSTI, UNESCO MSRO for Southern Africa
      Samuel Babatunde-Agbola
      Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of the Social Sciences
      University of Ibada, Nigeria
      Samuel Babatunde-Agbola
      Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of the Social Sciences
      University of Ibada, Nigeria
      Shuaib Lwasa
      Chair of the IRDR Science Committee, Department of Geography, Makerere University, Uganda
      Shuaib Lwasa
      Chair of the IRDR Science Committee, Department of Geography, Makerere University, Uganda
      Susan Parnell
      Outgoing member of the Urban Health and Well-being Science Committee, Executive of the African Centre for Cities, Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
      Susan Parnell
      Outgoing member of the Urban Health and Well-being Science Committee, Executive of the African Centre for Cities, Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
      Elvin Nyukuri – early career scientist
      University of Nairobi, Kenya, Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
      Elvin Nyukuri – early career scientist
      University of Nairobi, Kenya, Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
      Heide Hackmann (ex-officio)
      Executive Director of ICSU
      Heide Hackmann (ex-officio)
      Executive Director of ICSU
      Daniel Nyanganyura (ex-officio)
      Executive Director of ICSU ROA
      Daniel Nyanganyura (ex-officio)
      Executive Director of ICSU ROA
      Mathieu Denis (ex-officio)
      Executive Director of ISSC
      Mathieu Denis (ex-officio)
      Executive Director of ISSC
      Jackie Olang (ex-officio)
      Executive Director of NASAC
      Jackie Olang (ex-officio)
      Executive Director of NASAC

      The committee will meet every year to define the programme’s scientific strategy, make research funding decisions based on the review of research proposals and agree on the further development of the programme.

      A management team composed of representatives of ICSU, ICSU ROA, NASAC and ISSC has been established to drive the implementation of the programme, taking into account decisions made by the advisory committee.

      Interested in contributing to this programme?

      While there is a strong demand for integrated research, institutional and financial support is still insufficient, particularly in less developed countries. The 5-year programme seeks to increase global and regional institutional and financial support by engaging regional stakeholders in research, capacity building, and networking activities and by holding strategic meetings with funding agencies and key regional institutions. Therefore, if your organization is interested in supporting integrated research and associated capacity building and networking activities, please contact Lira2030Africa@icsu.org to discuss collaboration opportunities.

      Contact information:

      For any inquiry please contact Lira2030Africa@icsu.org

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