October 14-16, 2015
Venue: Oslo, Norway
The annual meeting of Belmont Forum was held in Oslo, Norway from October 14th to 16th, 2015 and was hosted by the Research Council of Norway (RCN).
The Belmont Forum, a group of funding agencies and international scientific organizations from all over the world, aims to support international cooperative research on environmental change through Collaborative Research Actions (CRAs). JST has been supporting several projects in the calls “Food Security and Land-Use Change”, “Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” and “Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability”.
Ms. Shirokizawa, Executive Director of JST, was elected as one of the six steering committee members in the meeting in Oslo. It was announced that Mr. Ohtake will come to the end of his term as co-chair of the interim steering committee of Belmont Forum by the end of December. He will be replaced by Dr. Câmara (Sao Paulo Research Foundation FAPESP), who will take over Mr. Ohkate’s responsibilities and work together with the other co-chair Dr. Vandenberghe. Furthermore, Ms. Takeuchi, researcher at JST, has been appointed as deputy director at the Belmont Forum secretariat established in the French National Research Agency (ANR).