Future Africa is a flagship institute of the University of Pretoria located on the university’s Hillcrest campus. The campus offers a tranquil, yet modern environment away from the busy Hatfield centre.

Future Africa is a flagship institute of the University of Pretoria located on the university’s Hillcrest campus. The campus offers a tranquil, yet modern environment away from the busy Hatfield centre.

 

The postgraduate residence at Future Africa offers accommodation for post-doctoral fellows, PhD and master's students, research, as well as visiting scholars of Future Africa. The residence offers bachelor apartments, communal kitchens, and dining spaces, as well as a fully equipped laundry. The rooms have an open space design, each room equipped with a study area and an en-suite bathroom (shower).

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Venue: Golf Course Hotel Kampala

Date: 8th-9th November 2021

Time: 08:00 to 17:00 each day

The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2022 (SRI2022) will take place from June 20-24, 2022, in Pretoria, South Africa and online. Hosted by the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria, SRI2022 will build on the success of the first SRI Congress which took place in June this year and featured 700 speakers and 2,000 participants from 100 countries. A joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum, SRI is an emerging global platform of advocacy for sustainability scholarship and innovation, trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration, and knowledge to action.

An international sustainability conference held in the most environmentally sustainable manner possible: via online streaming – that was the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021). It brought together 2 000 participants from more than 100 countries between 12 and 15 June 2021.

The Future Africa’s Early Career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRLF) supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York set out to offer an opportunity for development of research leaders that will be able to fill a critical gap in the African research capacity ecosystem.

In a bid to expand the African Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) to the different regions of Africa, ASLP has partnered with the prospective Young Academy in Mauritius for the first virtual Regional ASLP for early and mid-career researchers in the South African sub-region.

On Thursday, 2 September 2021, the Embassy of France in South Africa, with the support of the University of Pretoria and Future Africa, will host a debate on Africa's priorities when it comes to global environmental issues.

The event is being hosted by the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with stakeholders from the government and the Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute.

Pretoria – Professor Tawana Kupe, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), has initiated an Artist in Residency Fellowship Programme to be based at the university's Future Africa Research Institute, with Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang being appointed as the inaugural fellow.

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.

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.

Teach4Reach is an Africa-Uninet (https://africa-uninet.at/en/) funded collaborative project awarded to the University of Pretoria, University of Vienna and the University of Innsbruck. Two University of Pretoria academics, Professor Irma Eloff and Dr Kgadi Mathabathe work collaboratively with Professor Evi Agostini (Universities of Vienna) and Dr Ann-Kathrin Dittrich (University of Innsbruck) are the principal investigators of theTeach4Reach project. Furthermore, Dr Kgadi Mathabathe is also the Head of Residence (HOR) at the Future Africa Research Institute, an initiative by the University of Pretoria to develop innovative transdisciplinary skills transfer programmes to address Africa's growth and development challenges and developing capacity for solution-based, interconnected and Pan-African research networks for innovation.