FEROSA Stakeholder Platform

As part of the consultation process for finalising FEROSA’s five-year strategic plan for the next five (5) years (2021 – 2025), FEROSA hosted its regional stakeholder platform in Pretoria, South Africa from 13 to 14 February 2020. The purpose of the FEROSA stakeholder platform was to communicate the work of the FEROSA Interim Steering Committee (ISC), present the FEROSA operational framework, consider the nominations for, and constitute the FEROSA Steering Committee and to solicit inputs for the development of the FEROSA five year strategic plan.

The stakeholder platform was attended by over seventy (70) delegates from (11) African countries. The countries represented were: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Participants included representatives from national governments, regional organisations, universities, private sector, non-profit organisations, and the Africa SDG labs. Future Earth Global was represented by the Paris Global Hub Director, Dr Sandrine Paillard.

A key highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the FEROSA operational framework. The operational framework proposes a research agenda that will within the mission of Future Earth, incorporate regional and global priorities. The operational framework will anchor FEROSA’s five-year strategic plan. The FEROSA operational framework and the report of the FEROSA stakeholder platform can be accessed here.