On 3 October 2022, citizen science networks and practitioners from around the world welcomed the formation of the Citizen Science Global Partnership (CSGP), a newly established association which seeks to promote and advance citizen science for a sustainable world.
The partnership’s mission is to coordinate the collaboration of existing citizen science practitioners with international organisations and governments, and support the use of citizen science data and tools as a key contributor to the global effort towards sustainable development. It will establish diverse and inclusive partnerships across geographies, cultures, and research domains, promoting citizen science as a unifying, enabling, and multiplying force for change.
At the partnership’s core is a network-of-networks of six citizen science associations that cover most of the globe: the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA), Citizen Science Africa Association, CitizenScience.Asia, the US-based Citizen Science Association (CSA), the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), and the Ibero-American Network of Participatory Science (RICAP).
The CSGP is incorporated as a non-profit association in Austria hosted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) with secretariat in Vienna. The elected Chair of the Board is Martin Brocklehurst, representing ECSA, and the Vice Chair is Libby Hepburn, representing ACSA.
“We are seeing the birth of a major change in the way global environmental challenges are tackled. Through citizen science, every person on the planet will have the opportunity to be part of the solution,” notes Martin Brocklehurst.
Reproduced from https://www.miragenews.com/citizen-science-goes-global-868506/. See also citizenscienceglobal.org .
QSN congratulates Libby Hepburn on behalf of ACSA for her pivotal role in facilitating this global movement and in taking up a leadership position.
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