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    • Deployment of Open Data Driven Solutions for Socio-economic Value through Good Governance and Efficient Public Service Delivery 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2018)
      The notion of making data ‘open by default’ challenges the deep rooted cultures of national privacy as it calls for data to be treated as a public resource. South Africa embarked on several initiatives to endorse open data, ...

    • The Emerging Threat of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2011)
      An estimated 2 billion people, one-third of the global population, are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) (Keshavjee and Seung, 2008). Spread through the air, this ...

    • Environment and Health Symposium 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
      ASSAf, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Academy of Science (EAS), Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) and the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina hosted a symposium on Environment and Health in June ...

    • Evidence-based Practice: ‘Double Symposium’ Proceedings on Problems, Possibilities and Politics 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
      The Academy’s Double Symposium that was admirably arranged by Prof. Jonathan Jansen and executed by the staff of the Academy, had objectives that were concisely captured by the Minister of Science and Technology in his ...

    • Finding Synergies in the Mathematical Sciences 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
      The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) convened a workshop on Finding Synergies in the Mathematical Sciences in Cape Town on 15 – 16 September 2016. The meeting sought to promote and seek a discursive space to ...

    • Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2017)
      This report reflects the proceedings of the GenderInSITE Elsevier Foundation Thematic Workshop – Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development held on 4 – 6 September 2017 at the Technology Innovation ...

    • Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development. A GenderInSITE Policy Brief 

      Abreu, Alice (Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD); The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2020-11)
      This policy brief considers the importance of applying a gender lens to innovation and sustainable development. It summarizes the key results of the workshop “Gender and Innovation: Implications for Sustainable Development”, ...

    • Global Mental Health in an Era of Sustainable Development: Research and Policy Priorities 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
      The aim of the symposium was to assess global research patterns and domestic policies aimed at addressing challenges pertaining to mental health. This aim was achieved thorough the following objectives: 1. Scientifically ...

    • IAP Water Programme: Regional Workshop for Africa. Proceedings Report 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2006)
      Water is a fundamental concern of virtually every nation, playing a diverse and often inter-dependent but vital role in the individual and collective lives of its entire citizenry. A single country like South Africa may ...

    • Impact of GenderInSITE 

      Diab, Roseanne (Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD); The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2020)
      The impact of GIS is inextricably linked to the reputation and credibility of its host organizations and of the people in leadership positions within GIS. At best this is a symbiotic relationship that is a win-win situation ...

    • Improving the prevention and management of multimorbidity in sub-Saharan Africa 

      Academy of Medical Sciences (UK); Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)/Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
      Having two or more long-term conditions at the same time, known as multimorbidity, is a growing challenge globally. This workshop focused on finding out what is known about the extent and nature of multimorbidity and ...

    • Insights into South Africa’s Participation in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Commission 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2015)
      This report provides insights into South Africa’s participation in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) of the European Union. Three data sources were used: (1) information in the ...

    • Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment. Forum proceedings 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2009)
      This Forum on Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment is the second in a series that are being convened by the ASSAf Forum Committee on Science for Poverty Alleviation. Noting ...

    • Migration, Displacement and Mobility in Africa: Complex issues in current times 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2020)
      This report reflects the conference proceedings of the tenth Annual Young Scientists’ Conference which took place from 28 to 29 October 2019 at Future Africa, University of Pretoria, South Africa. The theme of the conference: ...

    • Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
      The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in collaboration with Leopoldina hosted a working group meeting on Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa from 13-15 ...

    • Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
      The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in collaboration with Leopoldina hosted a workshop on Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa from 14-16 November 2018. ...

    • Nuclear Energy Safety Symposium. Proceedings Report 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2012)
      Both public and political attitudes on the introduction and use of nuclear energy change with time and events. A movement towards extending its use and building new advanced power stations is driven largely by the contribution ...

    • Pathways to Success: Bringing a Gender Lens to the Scientific Leadership of Global Challenges 

      GenderInSite (GenderInSite, 2018)
      This report explores the issue of women’s leadership in science and brings to the discussion some related issues not usually taken into consideration. The initial motivation was to look at the career trajectories of women ...

    • Poverty Reduction Proceedings Report 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
      Welcome Address from Assaf (Prof Barney Pityana, Vice-President, Assaf) 6 Welcome from Partner Organisation (Prof Yousuf Maudarbocus, Vice-President, Nasac) 9 Keynote Address (Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Nelson Mandela Foundation) ...

    • Poverty, Inequality and Global Climate Change: Connecting the Discussions 

      Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), 2019)
      The conference was a response to an urgent need to bring together communities of scientists who are exploring matters of poverty, inequality and climate change. While there are individual cross overs, this is still ...