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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Tshwane

The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Tshwane (BEST) project aims to measure the contribution to ecosystem functions and services by native plants in urban contexts.

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Meet the fun Future Africa facilities team

The Future Africa campus opened the doors to its a conference venue and student/visiting scholar accommodation in October 2018. 

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Future Africa Gardens: Productive & Stimulating

The Future Africa garden has been established and is growing. Even though it is only a few months old, it is already providing great joy to residents and visitors alike! 

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ASLP Welcomes 2019 Cohort

The Africa Science Leadership Programme is proud to announce their 2019 cohort of excellent researchers from across Africa. The 20 researchers from 11 African countries commence their training on 22 March 2019. 

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Early Career Research Leader Workshop

On the 11 of February 2019, the Early career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRLF) program held its first workshop with the fellows. 

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‘Freedom from violence in Africa’- Doctoral studies

The University of Pretoria, working with a global network of research partners (including in Cambridge, Geneva and well-established collaboration with more than a dozen other African universities), recently established a research programme that focuses on violence reduction and securing the right to life in Africa. 

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Who are you as an African researcher?

Please help us understand you as an African researcher by completing this 2 minute survey

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Events

Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) 2019 - Cohort 5

22 - 27 March
The ASLP provides leadership training to African researchers from a wide range of disciplines, and is proudly hosted by the University of Pretoria. The researchers attend from institutions across Africa and work together to plan regional programmes and develop their capacity to lead/facilitate such workshops at their host institutions and countries.

Africa Science Leadership Programme Follow-up Meeting - Cohort 4

26 - 28 March
This follow-up event reunites the ASLP 2018 fellows for a three-day workshop to capture the impact of the ASLP fellowship on their leadership development. Fellows share their experiences, participate in activities to further clarify their leadership potential and update the team on their leadership initiatives.

Science Advice for Policy Workshop

27 & 28 March
This event, hosted by Future Africa at the University of Pretoria and the InterAcademy Partnership, will train scientists in communication skills for effective engagement with policymakers and for translation of knowledge for policy impact through interactive and experiential sessions.

Transdisciplinary Workshop

27 & 28 March
A collaborative workshop leveraging Pan African research networks and experiences toward an ecosystem for Transdisciplinary (TD) science for sustainability. Topics to be covered include: 'What is TD research?', 'How to integrate Transdisciplinarity into research systems?' and 'What are the potential gaps and opportunities in training for TD research for transformation?'

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