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Africa Satellite

Event

The Future Earth Africa Hub, supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) is pleased to host Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2023 (SRI2023) Africa satellite event from 20 to 22 June 2023.

The Africa Hub will host local-to-regional sessions with a regional to a global audience to explore action-forward approaches to sustainability research and innovation and integrate these insights into the SRI2023 congress program. The SRI Africa satellite event will be a mixture of cross-cutting plenary sessions, parallel thematic sessions, and live discussion tables.

This event will provide a platform for engagement, and collaboration and create opportunities for researchers and scientists, research managers, policymakers, and industry experts to share their ideas, relevant knowledge, and information in order to highlight and showcase regional sustainability challenges and opportunities in the region.

This event will showcase the richness of African perspectives in sustainability science and innovation. Drawing from the deeply rooted cultural and traditional contexts that value harmonious relationships between humans and nature and the innovations that characterize unrivaled economic growth, the African region have a wealth of knowledge and innovation to offer the wider world.

Submit your contribution by 6 February 2023 (new deadline) and join us to accelerate sustainability transformations in Africa.

Africa Satellite Event Organizers

The Executive & Operations Committee

  • Dr. Faten Attig Bahar (co-chair), University of Carthage, Tunisia Polytechnic School

  • Micheal Nxumalo (co-chair), National Research Fund (NRF)

  • Kelebogile Pule (NRF), National Research Fund (NRF)

  • Kholofelo Mampeule, National Research Fund (NRF)

Advisory Board

  • Prof. Mammo Muchie, Professor, University of Pretoria
  • Prof. Stephanie Burton, Professor, University of Pretoria
  • Prof. Chrispin Kwenje Professor, University of Kenya
  • Dr. Nokuthula Mchunu, Deputy Director, National Research Fund (NRF)

    Program Committee

    • Dr. Faten Attig Bahar (co-chair), University of Carthage, Tunisia Polytechnic School

    • Micheal Nxumalo (co-chair), National Research Fund (NRF)

    • Nora Ndege, Doctoral Fellow, University of Sussex

    • Dr. Felix Donkor, University of Pretoria

    • Dr. Uzma Alam, Public Health Consultant

    • Morakane Madiba, Ph.D. candidate Rhodes University

    • Dr. Jonathan Diedericks, National Research Fund (NRF)

    • Micheal Seo, International Strategic Healthcare Consultant

    • Reinhold Mangundu, Chairperson of the Namibian Environment and Wildlife Society