SANBio at Science Forum South Africa 2017: Youth Involvement, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

SANBio at Science Forum South Africa 2017

Last week NEPAD SANBio participated in the Science Forum South Africa 2017 (SFSA 2017). The SFSA is regarded as Africa’s largest “open science” event, aimed at stimulating debate on the role of science in society. The programme consisted of plenary panel debates, short seminars and talks, with the participation of local and international thought leaders from the scientific community as well as an exhibition.

Celebrating Africa Day in Style: Showcasing Africa’s Innovations

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Africa Day, 25 May 2017, Pretoria, South Africa

This year’s Africa Day was commemorated differently with entrepreneurs and research oriented organisations showcasing innovations and also celebrating the good work the African scientists do. As part of commemoration, the Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa, Mrs Naledi Pandor launched the first Africa in Science book which showcases the outstanding work of 52 African scientists.

Lean Entrepreneur in Biosciences training course – A Student Ambassador’s perspective

Speed networking at the training

This article is courtesy of our SANBio Student Ambassador for Namibia, Hatago Aibate Stuurmann, who participated in our latest training workshop.

The NEPAD-SANBio/BioFISA II programme organized a Lean Entrepreneur workshop for the third time on 10-14 October 2016. The five day workshop aimed at supporting proposal development of research projects from nine countries in the Southern African region.

BioFISA II Programme Officially Launched on 8th of December 2015

BioFISA II Programme Officially Launched on 8th of December 2015

South African Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Naledi Pandor with Mr Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General: International Cooperation and Resources at South African Department of Science and Technology (DST), Prof Aggrey Ambali, Head and Advisor of NEPAD Science, Technology and Innovation Hub (NSTIH) and other representatives attending the BioFISA II Launch.