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How is the NRF contributing to the National Development Plan?

South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. 

The NDP proposes 14 outcomes, and the NRF is actively contributing towards at least eight of these outcomes in the following ways.

World Science Day for Peace and Development: 10 November 2017

Today we celebrate World Science Day for Peace and Development. Declared by UNESCO in 2001, according to the organisation the purpose of this day is to renew the national and international commitment to science for peace and development as well as emphasise the importance of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

The theme for this year is “Science for Global Understanding” which aims to promote the commitment of individuals and local communities in sharing knowledge about science to inspire action and change.