ICSU calls for nominations of new scientific committee members

  • 2015•11•25     Paris

    The Programme for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: a Systems Analysis Approach, co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) and the United Nations University (UNU), is now inviting nominations for individuals to serve on this Committee. With the replacement of about a third of the current membership, 6-8 new members are being sought. New SC Members will be appointed jointly by the Co-Sponsors’ organizations, with the final decision on the committee membership to be made by the ICSU Executive Board in April 2016.

    The programme aims to gather leading global researchers working in disciplines related to urban health and wellbeing to define the strategic and thematic priorities and the medium- and long-term outcomes and activities of the programme. The Scientific Committee (SC) is charged with guiding and overseeing the implementation of the science plan.

    The main criterion for selection is scientific expertise, from a range of disciplines covering natural, social, behavioural and health sciences as well as areas such as urban planning and engineering. Expertise in systems analysis and multi-factorial modelling will also be important and experience and willingness to work with a very interdisciplinary group will be critical. As for all ICSU committees, gender and geographic balance will also be taken into account.

    The deadline is 31st December 2015.

    For more information, please visit http://www.icsu.org/news-centre/news/call-for-nominations-scientific-committee-for-health-and-wellbeing-in-the-changing-urban-environment-a-systems-analysis-approach