Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Member Organization (SSARMO)
The Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Member Organization (SSARMO) includes 17 African countries* who are participating in the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in Sub-Saharan Africa – a multi-partner, multi-institutional initiative established in 2015 aimed at strengthening institutional capacities of Science Granting Councils in the region.
Main areas of collaboration:
Overcoming challenges to sustainable renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Projecting demographic change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Advancing the methods of systems analysis
Improving water and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and the wider region
The regional membership application was made in response to a statement of the 98th IIASA Council meeting in June 2021, which conceptualized a regional membership model aimed at bringing together multiple countries within a region, who are facing similar challenges, but may not have the means or capacity as individual countries to join IIASA as national members.
* Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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15 March 2023
Helping young Africans innovate for climate resilience
24 January 2023
Supporting evidence-based policymaking in The Gambia
15 September 2022
IIASA welcomes its first regional member organization
04 December 2022
Celebrating 50 years of global collaboration
28 November 2022
Optimizing crop management practices in Senegal
28 November 2022
Linking health status and clean cooking practices in South Africa
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