SRI InkundlaBuilding Peace for Sustainability through Science
Join us for the second SRI Inkundla, Building Peace for Sustainability through Science and engage with two free virtual events held from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm SAST on March 28, 2022 (view your local time) and 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm SAST on March 31, 2022 (view your local time). Addressing critical questions around peace, science and sustainability, these events will bring together two different sets of academics and practitioners with both theoretical and lived experience in advancing peaceful dialogue through science.

UP academics Professor Irma Eloff and Dr Kgadi Mathabathe are two women from diverse backgrounds who are working together through community empowerment, spearheading the South African leg of the research project, Teach4Reach. The initiative explores how teacher education programmes in the Global South and the Global North can be leveraged to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Register for the #SRI2022 free pre-Congress event, SRI Inkundla on Feb 22 from 5-6:00pm (SAST)!

FutureAfrica at the University of Pretoria, Belmont Forum & Future Earth CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS for the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022 #SRI2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED – SRI2022 Call for Session Proposals Now Closing February 18, 2022!

The ECRLF 2021 Malawi Biodiversity Conference, 20 to 23 July 2021.

FutureAfrica at the University of Pretoria, Belmont Forum & Future Earth CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS for the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022! #SRI2022!


The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2022 (SRI2022) is pleased to announce welcome session proposals in English, French, Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin language sessions through its open Call for Session Proposals. Learn more and submit a proposal in the language of your choice by February 5, 2022, at 23:59 SAST (UTC +2).

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) welcome the newly formed operational definition of One Health from their advisory panel, the One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP), whose members represent a broad range of disciplines in science and policy-related sectors relevant to One Health from around the world.

The Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) is growing and evolving, and also in terms of its leadership. At its last meeting, the Steering Committee appointed Dr. Connie Nshemereirwe as the new Director of the programme, taking over from the founding Director, Prof Bernard Slippers.

Now in its seventh year, the ASLP aims at growing mid-career African academics in the areas of thought leadership, team management, and research development, with the intention of enabling them to contribute to the development of a new paradigm for science in Africa, focused on its contribution to solving the complex issues facing both Africa and the global community.


Professor Cheikh Mbow, Director of the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria (UP), has been featured in the Netflix documentary Breaking Boundaries. The film, which is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, explores the extent of Earth’s degradation.

“It was a privilege to be one of the scientists selected to feature in this global documentary,” Prof Mbow said. “This film is both specialised and easy to understand, as the iconoclastic science behind planetary boundaries is simply explained to socialise new ideas related to environmental sustainability.”