Future Africa recently hosted a group of vibrant and enthusiastic young budding scientists to pilot a Robotics and Coding Course on the 30th of July, 2022. This is part of the ‘Youth in STEM Programme’ aimed at exposing school learners to practical and theoretical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities to encourage them to follow STEM careers in future. The course gives learners basic knowledge and understanding in robotics and coding whilst promoting skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving.

The world’s largest transdisciplinary gathering for the global sustainability community is currently being held at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Institute and Campus. The Sustainability, Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2022) unites more than 2 000 global research leaders, government and civil society experts, funders, and innovators to inspire action and promote sustainability transformation.

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, as part of our commemoration for #AfricaDay, which is celebrated on 25 May, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr. Heide Hackmann, the Interim Director and Advisor on Transdisciplinarity and Global Knowledge Networks at the Future Africa Institute | University of Pretoria.  Prior to this role Dr Hackmann served as CEO of the International Science Council.

 

The ground-breaking One Health High-Level Expert Panel's 2021 (OHHLEP) annual report has just gone live. What makes this noteworthy is that Professor Wanda Markotter is one of two global experts on the OHHLEP.

Happening today!

#CLABAfrica Webinar 3

Tuesday 24 May 2022

15:00-16:30hrs (SAST)

Zoom Webinar, register here: http://cutt.ly/zHX2rVt

 

Brought to you by the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network - FANRPAN , Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Agence Française de Développement

The future we want to live in is on the horizon. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a target framework to achieve this ideal, but a realisation of many goals requires innovation – institutional, policy, technological, and societal – and a willingness to change.  Additionally, the interlinked and interdependent nature of the SDGs makes it important to take a systemic perspective, which is, in itself, not part of the structural/cultural landscapes of many of our governments and institutions.

The 2022 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress Programme is now available.