Op-Ed by Professor Cheikh Mbow, 14 June 2021

As the first international Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2021) takes place with the purpose of discussing and defining sustainability research and what it comprises, Africa has an opportunity to deliberate on what sustainability science means for the continent.

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The next Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress in 2022 will be held in Pretoria, South Africa, hosted by the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria

South Africa has long been a leader on the African continent and around the globe for sustainability science and innovation as well as participatory approaches to action research.

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Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021

The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) is the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability – it will be a space of fierce advocacy for sustainability scholarship, innovation, collaboration, and action.

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Partnerships in STEM Innovation and Future Africa

The Harvard Center for African Studies Africa Office will convene Partnerships in STEM Innovation and Future Africa

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Future Africa | UNICEF Youth Forum

UNICEF partnered with the University of Pretoria to scale up various skill-building and capacities to respond to COVID-19 with a focus on youth.

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Applications are open for the $150 000 JWO Research Grant for early career scientists on the African continent

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British Council funded Climate Change Malaria Action (C2MA) workshop

Early career researchers (ECRs) from South Africa (SA) and the United Kingdom (UK) are invited to APPLY NOW for the British Council funded Climate Change Malaria Action (C2MA) workshop: “Investigating the effects of climate change on malaria for urgent action to combat climate change with reference to COP26 priorities.”

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CLAB-Africa Symposium

21 – 24 June

Live Webinar

23 – 24 June

Biomath 2021

20 – 25 June

Law School

01 – 25 June


26 June

Yolanda's Hybrid Meeting

29 June

Writers Retreat

28 June – 02 July

M&G Luncheon with VC

16 July


19 – 23 July


26 – 30 July

Fraduate Learning Camp

29 – 31 July

EDHE Lekgotla 2021

02 – 06 August

Mini SASAS Conference

10 – 12 August

Prof Kupe's Inaugural Address

19 August

Women in Science (Webinar)

25 August