The new joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum, the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI) will be the leading annual meeting for sustainability scholarship and innovation, trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration, and knowledge to action. Please join us and bring your team!

Apply now for the IRD SRI2021 Scholarships.

The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) is engaging participants from all parts of the world at what will be the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability.

The NRF Postgraduate (Honours, Masters and Doctoral) Scholarships are open:

  • NRF Honours Scholarships (for South Africans and Permanent Residents ONLY)
  • SARAO Honours Scholarships (for South Africans and Permanent Residents ONLY)
  • NRF First Time Masters and Doctoral Scholarships (Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills)
    (for South Africans; Permanent Residents and limited percentage of foreign nationals)
  • NRF Masters and Doctoral DAAD (for South Africans and Permanent Residents ONLY)
  • NRF-Nuffic Doctoral Studies Abroad Split-Site(for South Africans and Permanent Residents ONLY)
  • NRF Extension Support (for current NRF Scholarship Holders – Masters and PhD ONLY)
  • NRF Doctoral TWAS (for citizens and permanents residents of from developing countries on the African Continent and elsewhere, and, must not be living, studying or working in South Africa in 2021)
  • NRF SASAC Doctoral (for South Africans; Permanent Residents and limited % foreign nationals)

COVID-19 revealed that transformation is considered necessary, and it is possible to promote large-scale rapid behavioural changes to address emerging social-environmental challenges. But social changes can be resisted, such as those leading to the reduction of privileges or personal freedoms.

Thursday, 4 March at 15h–16h CET

The Transformations to Sustainability programme (a joint initiative of the International Science Council, the Belmont Forum and the NORFACE network) invites you to an in-depth discussion of some of the critical questions for research on transformations to sustainability in early 2021. 

The Centre for AAC, Future Africa (University of Pretoria) and UNICEF have jointly completed the project titled “Co-designing health communication and education materials for COVID-19 and other health related matters for use with individuals in South Africa with disability/communication vulnerability.

On 10 December 2020, University of Pretoria researchers – collaborating on the Youth Empowerment and Health/Economic Responses to COVID-19 (YEaH), funded by UNICEF – presented to the 3rd edition of the Galien Forum.

Director Prof Cheikh Mbow says he wants to convey that “the emerging risk for Africa, in general, can be addressed only if we establish transdisciplinarity”.

We are delighted to invite you to participate in a groundbreaking "Future Africa -1 HOPE " webinar series. The aim of the series is to build collaborative transdisciplinary research capacity of early career and doctoral students through a One Health & Well-Being lens - using the Zoom-digital platform.