Community Participation Policy
The vision of the ASDPN International entails a strong commitment to actively drive actions on the ground geared towards fostering sustainable development for our planet. This especially at a time when the global climate is changing with unpredictable rainfall patterns, environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity is at an all time high, pressures on the global food system keeps mounting, health systems across the globe especially in developing parts like Africa continue to limp while disease epidemics keeps reoccurring and many time spreading across borders and political insecurity characterized by wars, humanitarian catastrophes, terrorism and societal division soars globally. Faced with all these, ASDPN International mandate puts us directly at loggerheads with these multiple global threats.
We have from day one had a clear understanding that to properly tackle these seemingly intractable global threats, there is a necessity for us to be community relevant and ensure communities are actively part of the decision making process geared towards finding sustainable solutions. We are convinced that the best solutions to these seemingly intractable challenges lays in honest debates and discussions. Reason why https://www.asdpn.org provides a conversation space for all the persons passionate about making a meaningful difference through sustainable ideas on common/recurrent global problems to share and engage with other like minded persons or persons with different perspectives/views on how these challenges can be halted.
Consequences for Violation
The policy guidelines on how to engage in debates and conversations on this site are not by any means intended to stifle/restrict free speech and open exchange of ideas. On the contrary the Africa Science Diplomacy and Policy Network is a strong advocate for free speech and exchange of ideas as they are fundamental to achieving sustainable development. Our actions are intended to protect the spirit of community. Violators of our community participation policy guidelines will receive a notification from us that their comments violates our community rules, their comments will at the same time be either edited to make it acceptable or be deleted. Repeat violators may be suspended for a given period or out rightly banned depending on the gravity of the violation. We may as well decide to stop comments or debates on particular posts depending on the character of the conversation.
This policy document is meant to provide community members with guidelines on how to engage in commenting, conversations and debates initiated by https://www.asdpn.org.