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Prof Michelle Mycoo appointed to International Science Council (ISC) as Liaison Committee Member for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Professor Michelle Mycoo of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and Director of the Caribbean REP of FEC has been appointed to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Liaison Committee of the International Science Council (ISC).

The Liaison Committee will strengthen integration of scientific knowledge from Small Island Developing States into the ISC’s activities. Professor Mycoo is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus. Her work as an urban planning expert is recognised regionally and internationally.

It is dedicated to pivotal inter-related issues such as land use planning, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water management and integrated coastal zone planning”. The ISC notes that “eight distinguished scientists were appointed to the Small Island Development States (SIDS) Liaison Committee.

The Committee comprises scientists with diverse experience at the science-policy nexus, each based in different Small Island States around the world. The Committee will be consulted on strategic matters, such as mobilizing input from the SIDS scientific community for the UN Decade of Ocean Science in Sustainable Development.

Members will also work to bring other matters to the attention of the ISC or its advisory committees, so that representation of the SIDS scientific community is strengthened across the Council’s activities.”

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