Africa Soil Information Community of Practice first meeting

01 Jun 2023

On 31 May 2023, ISRIC – World Soil Information hosted a first meeting of a new community of practice for national-level soil information producers across Africa. The focus of the meeting was sharing results from a community survey, filled out by more than 120 soil information producers across Africa, about what professional development gaps this type of program could fill.

This meeting was attended by more than 50 people and led by three presenters, ISRIC Director Rik van den Bosch, ISRIC Community Manager Emily Toner, and Bind Community Development Consultant Kirsten Wagenaar. View the full meeting recording, meeting slides and meeting agenda below.

Meeting agenda

  • Welcome and introductions by chat
  • Share background of community of practice concept
  • Share community survey results
  • Explain community development approach
  • Gauge interest on overall concept and core group membership

Meeting slides: PDF

Meeting recording


If you are a national or regional-level soil information producer based in Africa and are interested to know more about this program, please contact ISRIC Community Manager Emily Toner at Likewise, if you are interested in co-supporting this community with ISRIC, please also get in touch.

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