News 27.10.2017

Call for scientific and non-academic reviewers for LIRA 2030

10 November 2017: deadline!

The Sustainable Development Goal 11 on cities recognises the central role of urbanisation in sustainable development, and calls for making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. To ensure that science can effectively contribute to the implementation of SDG 11, the International Council for Science in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will support 10 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) in 2018. These projects are expected to generate new solutions-oriented, integrated knowledge required in the practice of sustainable urban development in Africa.

ICSU are now looking for scientists and non-academic experts with expertise in urban governance and planning, provision of services in cities (e.g. clean drinking water, sanitation, energy, health, housing, waste treatment transportation), ecosystem-based approaches to urban resilience, disaster risk reduction, air pollution, climate mitigation and adaptation in urban context to review full proposals between Nov 2017-mid Jan 2018. Experience in inter- and transdisciplinary research would be of great value.