Africa Week is the University of Pretoria’s biennial science leadership event. This event will be hosted from 24 to 26 May 2023 in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF) and South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI). Leadership of prominent African and global scientific networks and international, transdisciplinary initiatives will convene to participate in a series of topical dialogues on the theme “Open Africa, Open Science”.
The programme will interrogate the idea of science as a global public good through the lenses of the global open science movement and its importance for the continent. Openness will be interpreted in its broadest sense, and these conversations will aim to progress towards concrete actions aimed at increasing the impact and influence of African research through effective and equitable global partnerships.
Alongside leaders of Higher Education Institutions from Africa and across the world, Africa Week 2023 will convene key stakeholders from government, the private sector, civil society, and the media to participate in strategic side events comprising partnership meetings, workshops aimed at planning or progressing new international programmes of transdisciplinary work, and the launch of exciting new collaborative initiatives.
Register to attend virtually (open to the public): https://bit.ly/3LPDw1Qo