HSRC to collaborate with Angola's Development Workshop to look at building sustainable cities
DATE: 23 March 2018
Pretoria, Friday 23 March 2018 – Amidst optimism about the growth and developmental trajectory of the country, remain the intractable challenges of poverty and inequality.
As the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development, the HSRC has defined three priority projects which aim to understand the systemic reasons for poverty and inequality and possible responses.
This comes with the context of the HSRC’s strategic focus over the next five years: ‘poverty and inequality: diagnosis, prognosis, responses’.
Looking towards comprehensive diagnosis, prognosis and response, the HSRC has defined the following themes:
1. Multidimensional wellbeing in a racialised but changing society.
2. Governing for transformation and social justice.
3. City-Regions as drivers of inclusive development.
The work that the HSRC has done in understanding these areas and themes will be shared with stakeholders at a one day seminar on Monday 26 March 2018. The seminar, co-hosted with the University of the Western Cape, will be held under the theme Better Lives in Troubling Times.
Government, academics and civil society are expected to attend this seminar. All sectors and stakeholders must come together to fight the intractable, and rising, poverty and inequality in our country. This will ensure the sustainability of democracy and contribute towards social cohesion.
Media are invited as follows:
Date : Monday 26 March 2018
Time : 09h00
Venue : Main Hall, University of Western Cape,
Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville
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Interviews can be facilitated with the research team.
Notes to the Editor
About the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
The HSRC was established in 1968 as South Africa’s statutory research agency and has grown to become the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development.
Our mandate is to inform the effective formulation and monitoring of government policy; to evaluate policy implementation; to stimulate public debate through the effective dissemination of research-based data and fact-based research results; to foster research collaboration; and to help build research capacity and infrastructure for the human sciences.
The Council conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific research for public sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. Research activities and structures are closely aligned with South Africa’s national development priorities.
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