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Elsevier's online platform Elsevier Connect featured a front page story about the Gender Summit this week. This online platform features daily stories for the global science, health and technology communities, and is shared via a broad social media community. Contributors are experts in the field as well as Elsevier colleagues.
Close to three years on since the start of the LMIP, we gather at this briefing meeting to share some of our findings to you, Honourable Minister, the Department of Higher Education and Training and the audience of skills development policymakers, practitioners and researchers. I can vouch that researchers in this project collectively spent many more than 10 000 hours studying skills planning. Not only have they studied this area and conducted research to better understand the enterprise and dynamics of skills planning, but they have undertaken the work in collaboration with government and other social actors. I am pleased to note that LMIP has become a brand synonymous with skills planning in South Africa.
The Human Sciences Research Council wishes to convey its condolences to the family of the late Minister of Public Service and Administration, Collins Chabane who passed away tragically in a vehicle accident along with his two body guards.
The Human Sciences Research Council in partnership with the Children’s Institute, the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit and the Poverty and Inequality initiative (all at the University of Cape Town) held a workshop in order to consider the draft National Youth Policy. The workshop was held during February 2015.
The Gender Summit in Africa is going to stimulate meaningful conversations that will ensure that the research agenda is strengthened and also it will help us to reflect on how science, technology, infrastructure, capital and skills could lead to material benefits also for women. The Gender Summit-Africa will be able to take a fresh look at gender issues in knowledge making based on science.
The Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University has submitted a report entitled Mapping Social Sciences Research in South Africa. This report and associated publications were commissioned and produced using funding from DFID.
On the 20th anniversary of the Copenhagen declaration and programme of action on social development eleven ministers from the eastern Africa region concluded their discussions on the topic of global justice with a call for the ‘active participation’ of policy-makers and researchers from the region in the World Social Science Forum 2015 (WSSF2015), which is taking place in Durban, South Africa, from 13-16 September.
We look forward to your participation in the Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Research Seminar, which the Department of Science and Technology (DST) is hosting in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute (SASPRI) and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) Rhodes University. The research seminar will focus on “Spatial measures of socio-economic inequality in South Africa.”
Registrations are open. For more information regarding the WSS Forum 2015 registration, please click the following link:
Should you wish to participate in the program by submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation, please click the following link: WSS Forum 2015 Abstract Submission Information
Calling for abstracts for World Social Science Forum in Durban, South Africa, from 13-16 September 2015.