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Pretoria - The Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will provide a framework for collaboration in selected areas of research and development.
The HSRC's EPD research programme along with university partners, recently completed fieldwork for the 2016/17 survey on rural innovation activities. This milestone of the Rural Innovation Assessment Toolbox (RIAT) heralds a great leap forward in addressing the general lack of reliable information on innovation in rural areas. This places us on a clear pathway to defeat the scourge of rural socio-economic deprivation.
RIAT has a dual purpose. First, it seeks to harness innovation for improved human wellbeing and living standards. Second, it urges local municipalities to entrench an innovation-driven approach to their socioeconomic development initiatives. Since 2012, eight distressed district municipalities on government’s list of priority intervention sites have benefited from exposure to this set of novel information and decision tools.
CeSTII and Namibia’s National Commission on Research Science and Technology today concluded an agreement to collaborate on the production of national scientific and innovation statistics.
The agreement was concluded on the margins of the 2017 annual conference of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) in Windhoek. This MoU will advance the ongoing collaboration between the two agencies in the areas of learning exchanges, joint research projects and joint publications.
The 5th annual eThekwini-Academic Research Symposium will be held at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) from the 1st to 2ndof June 2017.
With only two months into South Africa’s National HIV & Behaviour Survey, teams of field workers collecting behavioural survey data and blood samples across the country have reported “an encouraging response rate from the public,” according to Professor Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO for Research at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and overall Principal Investigator of the study.
To mark the annual commemoration of Africa month, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in collaboration with a range of partners invites members of the media to participate in thought leadership platforms lined-up for Africa Week.
The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), and the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will release the results of two new national survey reports on Wednesday 12 April 2017.
Every second year the HSRC organises a conference to showcase the work of both young and seasoned researchers, as was the case in November 2016. The theme, Poverty and Inequality: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Responses, profoundly resonates with the HSRC.
Ahead of Freedom Month, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today hosted, with the Department of Science and Technology and Freedom Park, a discussion on how intergenerational trauma impacts on social cohesion and nation building in South Africa.