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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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