Research Use and Impact Assessment
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Professor Charles Hongoro has been appointed Deputy Executive Director: RIA effective 1 July 2018.
Professor Hongoro has an illustrious career as a health economist and policy analyst having looked at a range of issues in the area of public health. He holds a PhD in Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.
The high levels of women’s underemployment indicate that when women leave the labour force, it is often difficult for them to re-enter. There is thus an urgent need to address the barriers to women’s re-entry into the labour force, particularly if they left work because of childbearing responsibilities.
The Impact of Open Licensing on the Early Reader Ecosystem examines how to use open licensing to promote quality learning resources for young children that are relevant and interesting. Research in early reading tends to focus on traditional publishing value and supply chains, without taking much consideration of new approaches and solutions emerging from the digitisation of content and the impact of open licences.
Away from the media limelight and academic attention, black urban youth had long been in dialogue on a range of important social, economic and political issues through the Spoken Word movement. In Gauteng it focuses largely on the themes of race, politics, gender, sexuality and religion.
We would like to invite journalists to attend an extraordinary two-day seminar on 30 June and 1 July during which the escalating number of community protests will be analysed and discussed. This will be of particular interest in view of the outbreak of violence in the Tshwane metropolitan area and the upcoming municipal elections.
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Edmore Marinda as a research director at the Research and Impact Assessment (RIA) unit effective 1 June 2016. He will head monitoring and evaluation in RIA.
The South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) is accepting nominations for New Members.