Indian Ocean Rim Association

Proposed institutional reform of the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group

South Africa is the current Chair for the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) - a regional organisation to foster cooperation among rim countries through voluntary engagement. One of the structures created during the establishment of the IORA is the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG), in acknowledgment of the importance of academia in regional organisations.

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Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships

Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships

On 15 May, the  African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Royal Society, with support from the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund launched the sub-Saharan Africa grant scheme, Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships. The scheme offers postdoctoral fellowships to talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field to enable them to develop an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution.

The aims of the FLAIR fellowship programme are:

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Our team

Our Team

Dr Aldo Stroebel
Executive Director: Strategic Partnerships
 
Kathy Potgieter
Executive Assistant: Strategic Partnerships
 
Dr Sepo Hachigonta
Director: Networks and Organisations 
 
Dorothy Ngila
Project Specialist: SGCI and Resource Partnerships Development
 

Partners

1. Global organisations and adherence (current engagements)

SDG 17 emphasises the importance of strong international partnerships, like TIPC, to reach the goals

International Partnership in Transforming Innovation to Meet SDGs with New Transformative Approach

A ground-breaking five-year programme of transformative work, that places at its centre new thinking on science, technology and innovation (STI) to contribute to the aims embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is launched this week.

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About Strategic Partnerships

About Strategic Partnerships

The establishment of the Strategy, Planning and Partnerships (SPP) Business Unit and the concomitant Strategic Partnerships (SP) Directorate assists the National Research Foundation (NRF) in achieving its mandate to lead a robust and highly focussed human capital pipeline for optimal results and impact within the scope of the NRF’s mandate.

7th Annual Global Research Council (GRC) Meeting

The Global Research Council, a virtual organisation of science granting councils and research funding agencies, held its 7th Annual Meeting during 14-16 May 2018. Co-hosted by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the National Research Foundation of South Korea (NRF) in Moscow, Russia, the meeting’s deliberations focused on merit review and science diplomacy.

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