ISC ROA Agreement comes to an End
The hosting agreement between the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the International Science Council (ISC) Regional Office for Africa (ROA) comes to an end on 31 March 2021. ISC ROA reports directly to the ISC Head Office in Paris and is hosted by ASSAf. It receives strategic guidance from the Regional Committee for Africa (RCA).
ASSAf hosted the ISC ROA from 1 May 2015. Not only did ISC ROA have an excellent working relationship with ASSAf, but the staff became part of the ASSAf family. ISC ROA also has a close relationship with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).
As an ex-officio member of the RCA and the ASSAf Executive Officer, Prof Himla Soodyall, wishes the Dr Daniel Nyanganyura, Dr Richard LK Glover, Ms Nomasomi Gasa and Mr Bongani Mahlalela all the best with their future endeavours.
The mandate of ISC ROA is to ensure that the views of African scientific communities are taken into account in the development of the Council’s strategic priorities and to promote/implement actions in line with these priorities. It is also focused on ensuring that Africa scientists and regional scientific organisations are fully involved in research programmes and activities and show African scientists as visible players in SETI for sustainable development in Africa (& their success stories). ISC ROA further aims to ensure that science is integrated into international policy development and that relevant policies take into account both scientific knowledge and the needs of science.
ISC ROA supports ISC African members and programmes and ICS’s international programmes in Africa. Integration of science into policy development and fostering information sharing and networking form a significant part of the activities.
We wish all the staff from the ISA ROA a successful onward journey.