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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Leveraging African Resources to Transform Food Security on the Continent

Africa is the continent most impacted by food insecurity. Millions suffer from inadequate quantity and quality of food every year, with children and women the most affected.

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Imagine this headline in 2030: "Greenhouse gas to green cows' gas: African scientist finds way to reduce methane from cattle"

Dr. Festus A. Adejoro,an animal scientist at the University of Pretoria wants to work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists to reduce methane emissions from ruminant animals in Africa.

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‘Women lose a lot when public resources are being siphoned and stolen’ – Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka during UP-hosted Women’s Month Dialogue

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Future Africa institute and campus recently hosted an online panel discussion that featured a group of prominent women who are well known throughout Africa for their achievements in fields such as medicine, chemistry, academia, and development economics.

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Dr  Munyaradzi Christopher Marufu

Dr Munyaradzi Christopher Marufu

Production Animal Studies
University of Pretoria
South Africa