Working in partnership with local NGOs and other bodies, SRMGI runs outreach meetings in developing countries, trying to build capacity for local experts, NGOs, public and policymakers to engage with the issues SRM raises. In the past we co-organized the first major SRM discussion meetings in China, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Senegal and South Africa.
People of all perspectives are welcome at our meetings and SRMGI does not tell its participants what to think about SRM. Instead, we facilitate a two-way learning process, and encourage participants to share their ideas on climate change and SRM. All of our meetings are run in concert with local partner organizations and feature local expert speakers. Thanks to SRMGI's early endeavors and network-building, an increasing number of individuals from developing countries are writing papers and articles on geoengineering, attending conferences, and making their voices heard.
We are currently expanding our work to more nations, and will be running outreach meetings around the globe in 2016 and 2017. The purpose of these meetings is to bring discussions on governance of SRM research to a broader audience, thus expanding the conversation and building the capacity of developing country participants to make their own decisions about governance of SRM research.