Events 09.05.2018

Seedbeds of Transformation

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16 February 2018: New Deadline for SDG Labs Africa

Future Earth, the South African Government Department of Science and Technology, the National Research Foundation of South Africa, and START are pleased to announce the Seedbeds of Transformation: the Role of Science with Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa conference.

The conference will provide a collaborative, transdisciplinary space for people with diverse perspectives to explore transformations and the SDGs in Africa. The meeting will draw on a wide range of knowledge and regional contexts to identify appropriate pathways for achieving these goals in Africa. Designed around the concept of an innovation marketplace, this three-day conference will bring together innovators from research, government, industry, NGOs, the media and more.

They are seeking proposals for sessions that encourage active participation and open dialogue among attendees. Sessions should seek to draw on diverse perspectives from research, policy and practice and focus on African priorities and actions. The session proposals are expected to address one or more of the conference themes:

  • Understanding trajectories of change
  • Traversing critical challenges
  • Creating momentum

They also invite researchers, innovators and change-makers to propose SDG Labs Africa for the Seedbeds conference. A lab is a short series of solutions-focused workshops aimed at delivering a specific innovation.

9 – 11 May 2018


Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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