The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

NRF-HSRC Ambassadorial Forum on Research and Development

26 May 2016
 
On 12 May 2016, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) co-hosted the first Ambassadorial Forum on Research and Development, aligned with the NRF and HSRC strategic focus on Africa. The Forum was co-hosted in collaboration with the University of Pretoria.  

This event is the first in the series that seeks to engage ambassadors from the African continent in an academic seminar to discuss and relate pertinent aspects of research and development - an important platform for engaging international and national stakeholders, and providing a unique opportunity for African embassies in South Africa to be engaged effectively by research managers and policy makers on issues that affect our countries.

The keynote address was delivered by the Ambassador of Algeria to South Africa, His Excellency Mr Abd-El-Naceur Belaid.

Panellist members included Mr Daan Du Toit, Deputy Director General, Department of Science and Technology of South Africa; Dr Molapo Qhobela, CEO, NRF; Dr Crain Soudiens, CEO, HSRC; Dr Shirley Motaung, Deputy Dean, Tshwane University of Technology, and Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Pretoria.   
In his speech, Ambassador Belaid hailed the forum as a real opportunity for a new step and a platform for engaging towards a regional African approach in the field of science and technology through the promotion of the capacities of African countries and the exchange of experiences as well as the drawing up of an inter-African partnership in the globalized world.   

A framework for the SA-Algeria intergovernmental relations on science and technology was concluded in 2008, resulted in the success of various projects launched as two joint calls for proposals (respectively for 2011-2013 and 2013-2015). Hitherto, 20 projects have been funded jointly totalling a budget of over R20 million. In addition, progress has been made towards the creation of a centre of excellence in aeronautics.

The second Forum will be held during November 2016.

National Research Foundation

 


 
 
 
 

_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6th African Film Week in Athens 13 March 2017 The 6th African Film Week taking place in Greece, brings to the big screen charming images from the African Continent: Urban legends, exoticism from... <|> Early warning centre for South Africa and Nigeria 14 March 2017 South Africa and Nigeria have agreed to establish an early warning centre to help mitigate and monitor possible threats and violence... <|> Abron Band from Iran share peace with music at Tsarogaphoka Primary School by Kgomotso Kgoale 14 March 2017 Kgwebong Consulting, an Organisation Development company that is dedicated to the... <|> Arctic Council at 20: Making a Difference Regionally By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society  We all know the temperatures are rising in the Arctic twice as fast as the... <|> Marrying of two iconic World Heritage Sites: South Africa’s Robben Island and Mauritius’ Le Morne Cultural Landscape 20 March 2017 Robben Island World Heritage Site (RIWHS) and Le Morne... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> Freedom Park pays tribute to Sweden 21 March 2017 Human Rights Day is a significant day to South Africans for remembering not only the 69 people, who were killed during the Sharpeville Massacre,... <|> The SADC We Want 19 March 2017 President Jacob Zuma was among the regional leaders who participated in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and... <|> Coschem Creativity Award presented to Surinamese... <|> The Smurfs and the United Nations: Teaming up for a happier, more peaceful and more equitable world 20 March 2017 The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.