UK-SA Bilateral Research Chair a timely boost for Food Security research in SA

Tags: food security, Research, SA, SARChI

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Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor delivered the keynote address at the launch of the Newton Fund and National Research Foundation (NRF) UK-SA Bilateral Research Chair initiative (SARChI).

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The UK-SA Newton Fund and NRF Bilateral Chairs initiative aims to help to support South Africa’s transformation to a knowledge economy, boosting its International competitiveness and strengthening the country’s ability to produce excellence in postgraduate research and to advance the frontiers of knowledge through knowledge co-creation.

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The SA launch of the UK-SA Bilateral Chairs initiative took place at the British Council’s Going Global Conference that took place from 3 - 5 May 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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Professor Thandi Mgwebi introducing the SARChI in Social Protection for Food Security, Professor Stephen Devereux of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK.

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Group photo features in the front row: Professor Thandi Mgwebi, Director of Research at the University of the Western Cape, Minister Naledi Pandor, Dame Judith McGregor, and in the back row: DVC Frans Swanepoel (5th from left), Dr Stephen Devereux (behind Minister Pandor) and other SA-UK SARChIs, and members of the British Council.

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Professor Thandi Mgwebi, Director of Research at the University of the Western Cape, introducing the SARChI in Social Protection for Food Security

5/3/2016