START is pleased to announce stronger collaboration with Future Earth. Dr. Jon Padgham, Deputy Director of the International START Secretariat, has moved from Washington DC to Boulder, Colorado to assume a shared position between START and the Future Earth hub at the University of Colorado. In this new position, Jon will lead the development of capacity building collaborations between the two organizations. The effort began with a capacity building strategy that he recently co-developed with Future Earth. Jon is currently leading efforts on START-Future Earth joint work on the food-energy-water nexus in Africa.