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COVID-19 Research and Engagement Platform at UP (CORE-P)

Future Africa is coordinating the COVID-19 research and engagement platform (CORE-P) to harness a vibrant community of practice driven by UP and to embrace a wide range of academia in Africa. The key principle of CORE-P is transdisciplinary research that brings various teams together to co-design targeted research outcomes and results for higher impact.

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Appointment of first fellow in Artist in Residency Programme at the Future Africa Research Institute

The University of Pretoria is pleased to announce Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang’s appointment as the first fellow in the Artist in Residency Programme at the Future Africa Research Institute, effective from 1 August 2021 until 31 August 2023.

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#UPMandelaMonth: UNICEF-UP project empowers youth through education and community engagement

In recognition of Nelson Mandela's dedication to the service of humanity, which includes the rights of children, information ethicist Rachel Fischer shed light on a collaborative initiative between the Future Africa institute and campus and UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund, in which she plays a crucial role.

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CLAB-AFRICA PROJECT

The CLAB-Africa Project was conceived with by Future Africa Institute to provide a platform for Africa’s scientific community to contribute to the developmental works of African governments and development institutions. The nature of the Project’s contributions will be in the form of science-based actionable policy recommendations within the four identified clusters. These clusters are namely: (i) climate impact on food systems; (ii) land restoration and biodiversity; (iii) <people—animal—ecosystems> health and wellbeing; and (iv) land-water-energy resources uses.

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