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.

Africa is the continent most impacted by food insecurity. Millions suffer from inadequate quantity and quality of food every year, with children and women the most affected.

Dr. Festus A. Adejoro,an animal scientist at the University of Pretoria wants to work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists to reduce methane emissions from ruminant animals in Africa.