mokhele START Board Chair, Dr. Khotso Mokhele, Honored with a 2015 Science Diplomacy Award

Several international and local organisations, as well as individuals  were honoured during the very first Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) Science Diplomacy Awards. The SFSA Science Diplomacy Awards, recognises excellence and achievements in international scientific cooperation. Dr. Khotso Mokhele, the …

HOT OFF THE PRESS! ASSAR’s first Spotlight

Check out the first edition of the ASSAR Spotlight, the new ASSAR newsletter.

Satellite-based fire products and their validation in Latin America – GOFC-GOLD regional Network meeting will take place during November 16-21, 2015

In recent years, there has been a rapid development in satellite based fire mapping and monitoring capabilities from polar as well as geostationary satellites, including by space agencies in the developing world such as Brazil. The algorithms used for developing …

IK photo Indigenous Peoples and Disaster Risk Reduction

Blog written by Dr. Simone Athayde The Indigenous Peoples and Disaster Risk Reduction Project is a follow-up project from the “The Risk Interpretation and Action Fellows Seminar,” which was held in December, 2013, in New Zealand. This seminar was coordinated …

Former START Board Chair, Gordon McBean, will receive 2016 American Meteorology Association Award

We are pleased to announce that our former Chair of START’s Board of Directors, Dr. Gordon McBean will be awarded the 2016 CLEVELAND ABBE AWARD FOR  DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES. This award is given for exceptional service to the meteorological …

ASSAR West Africa team engaged district and national level stakeholders at events in Mali and Ghana

The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) West Africa team has held district and national level stakeholder engagement events in both Mali and Ghana. In Ghana A district level event was held from from 22nd to 23rd of July …

Third phase of the African Climate Change Fellowship Program kicked off in Dar es Salaam

The inception meeting for the 3rd phase of the African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) took place at the Kunduchi Beach Hotel & Resort in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Sep 21-22 2015. ACCFP, a capacity building program that offers …

SEARIN group photo 2015 GOFC-GOLD Southeast Asia Regional Informational Network International Workshop successfully concluded

GOFC-GOLD Southeast Asia Regional Informational Network International Workshop this year was held during August 4th-7th, 2015, Bogor, Indonesia. The meeting focused on Impacts of Land Cover/Land Use Changes on Greenhouse Gases/SLCP and Aerosols in the Asian region. The meeting was …

GOFC-GOLD SCERIN Capacity Building Workshop took place July 13-17 in Brasov, Romania

The Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) South Central and Eastern European Regional Information Network (SCERIN) Capacity Building Workshop (SCERIN-3 CBW), the third meeting in the line of SCERIN meetings, took place in Brasov, Romania during July …

ACCFP Phase 3 Fellows announced

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program announces its third phase of science and policy fellowships for 2015-2016.  ACCFP offers experiential learning, education, and research and training opportunities to African professionals, researchers and graduate students to build their capabilities for advancing …