Strengthening Science-Based Decision-Making: This programme, announced at WSSD, is a Type II partnership that will support 3 workshops in developing countries. The scientists and decision-makers who participate in the workshops are expected to focus on one issue critical to long-term sustainability where the local and regional scientific community can effectively contribute to the decision-making process. The issues will be selected from key topics featured at WSSD, such as water and sanitation, air and climate, persistent organic pollutants, and biodiversity. The partnership will involve the U.S. National Academies, other national science academies, the InterAcademy Panel, Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, and a number of other organizations. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.