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Mainstreaming gender and socio-cultural inclusion in global change research

19 December 2014  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

Preliminary report released on the intensive workshop hosted at the HSRC from 29-31 October 2014 where a group of diverse scholars met to not only learn from one another but to further map the way forward on how gender and matters of socio-cultural inclusion could be better incorporated into global change research.

Heated debate and furrowed brows marked the intensive workshop hosted at the HSRC from 29-31 October 2014 where a group of diverse scholars met to not only learn from one another but to further map the way forward on how gender and matters of socio-cultural inclusion could be better incorporated into global change research.

What emerged was an extension of the already dynamic and flexible framework developed in August 2014, as can be seen in the Preliminary Report. Participants included students and professors who came together to engage in multi-disciplinary debate and forge groups that could work with one another to further develop this methodological endeavour. 

- See more at: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/media-briefs/aisa/debating-way-forward-workshop-gender-socio-inclusion#sthash.3plCZt4X.dpuf

Harnessing synergies towards the Africa we want in 2063

11 December 2014  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) is an institute in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The Institute  will hold its 5th African Unity for Renaissance conference and Africa Day celebrations from 22 to 25 May 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. The African Unity for Renaissance conference and Africa Day are  flagship events of AISA and have over the years been important annual gathering of African scholars  to explore and propose ideas for a peaceful and prosperous Africa.

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) is an institute in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The Institute  will hold its 5th African Unity for Renaissance conference and Africa Day celebrations from 22nd to 25th May 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa.  The African Unity for Renaissance conference and Africa Day are  flagship events of AISA and have over the years been important annual gathering of African scholars  to explore and propose ideas for a peaceful and prosperous Africa. Unlike previous events, the 2015 conference will be held on a smaller scale, but will be more tightly focused on specific sub-themes. This is intended to further develop the research programme of AISA in the HSRC. - See more at: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/events/events/african-unity-for-renaissance-conference#sthash.K6iPLQqq.dpuf

The Karoo fracking scenario: Can development and environmental wellbeing coexist, or must one of them prevail?

5 November 2014  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

South Africa is exploring the idea of exploiting shale gas in the Karoo. The lack of a clear environmental impact assessment of the effects of fracking prior to the issuing of permits has raised concerns from environmentalists, economists and the public. This brief attempts to examine whether development and environmental health can coexist in the Karoo.

The Gender Summit Africa heads for South African shores in 2015

Gender Summit 5 Africa 2015

Poverty alleviation and economic empowerment through scientific research & innovation: Better Knowledge From and For Africa

28-30 April 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

The Gender Summits are about creating regional and global multi-stakeholder communities committed to enhancing scientific excellence by: removing gender bias from science knowledge making; advancing gender equality in science structures and practices; and applying understanding of gender issues to advance more sustainable and effective research and innovation.

Call for Participants: National workshop on gender and socio-cultural inclusion in global change research

5 September 2014  | Latest News  | Africa Institute of South Africa

The HSRC and NRF are working together on a project on Mainstreaming Gender and Socio-Cultural inclusion in Global Change. ntific academic/research expertise in global/climate change. Please have a look at the attached call for more information.

Migrant spaza shops: business lessons from Soweto

1 September 2014  | Africa Institute of South Africa

A survey on the operations of spaza shops in Soweto  revealed  migrants’  ccentric  business strategies and resilience dynamics. Trynos Gumbo and Simamkele Bokolo analyse the results.

A survey on the operations of spaza shops in Soweto  revealed  migrants’  ccentric  business strategies and resilience dynamics. Trynos Gumbo and Simamkele Bokolo analyse the results. - See more at: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-july-2014/migrant-spaza-shops#sthash.9O5aY1ab.dpuf

Call for position papers, young graduates, Agenda 2063: an opportune moment for Africa

1 September 2014  | Africa Institute of South Africa

The 9th Annual Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) Conference will be held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa from 2 March to 4 March 2015. The 2015 conference will be held under the theme: Agenda 2063 an opportune moment for Africa.

Africa Institute of South Africa moves to new home at the HSRC

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) has now been physically incorporated into the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) as well, as AISA staff moved to their new offices on Monday 2 June 2014, at the HSRC building in Pretoria.

Mbeki and former AU SG to open international academic conference

To mark the official opening of the 4th Annual African Unity for Renaissance Conference and Africa Day Expo, South African former President HE Thabo Mbeki will share the podium with Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, former Organisation of African Unity’s (OAU) Secretary General. In this ceremony, former President Mbeki will reflect on the ‘African Solution for African Problems’ (ASAP) and the African Union (AU) while Dr Salim will focus on the ‘ASAP’ and the OAU.

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