You are invited to attend the Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) Research Symposium taking place from 30 March to 1 April 2022. From July 2021, the Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) fellows have been developing research proposals that will culminate in research projects designed to provide climate-smart, nutrition-sensitive, and poverty-reducing African food systems solutions designed and implemented in partnership with relevant food systems stakeholders. The 20 fellows will present their proposals at the FSNet-Africa Research Symposium, where they will receive expert and stakeholder feedback to strengthen their research projects. The research proposals focus on various food-systems-related topics, including food waste, climate-smart agriculture, food safety, indigenous crops, artificial intelligence, and gender equality. The research proposals have been developed in collaboration with their mentors – one from the University of Leeds and one from an African partner institution – and food systems stakeholders.
FSNet-Africa is a Research Excellence Project funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) under the partnership between the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA). The project aims to strengthen researchers’ capacities to conduct food systems research and translate evidence into implementable policy solutions and practical interventions to support the SDG targets for Africa.
Early-career research fellows (ECRFs) have been recruited to participate in 2-year structured research fellowships. The fellowships enable ECRFs to conduct context-relevant, interdisciplinary, systems analysis research to identify food systems solutions for Africa. The fellowships will also allow ECRFs to build lasting research networks and develop their skills to translate their research impactfully.
To register, click on this link: https://events.universityofpretoria.live/fsnet-africa-research-symposium/