SOUTH AFRICAN GLOBAL CHANGE SCIENCE COMMITTEE (GCSC)
The Department of Science and Technology's Ten-year Innovation Plan for South Africa, Innovation Towards a Knowledge-based Economy 2008 -2018 identifies five key Grand Challenges for the National System of Innovation over the next decade. One of these Grand Challenges is science, technology and policy development in response to global change. Known as the Global Change Grand Challenge. The aim of the Global Change Grand Challenge is to encourage investigation and improved understanding of global change and its diverse effects, and the development of practical ways forward.
The DST has contracted the National Research Foundation (NRF) to manage the implementation of the various components of the Global Change Grand Challenge. One such coordinating structure is the South African Global Change Science Committee (GCSC). The GCSC has two primary roles, one on the national level and another at the international level.
The NRF invites nominations of individuals for consideration to serve on the GCSC for a period of three years starting on 1 November 2018. Please see the attachments for more details.
Nominations, accompanied by a comprehensive CV (with a detailed track record and/or practical experience in global change related research) of the nominee and a signed Letter of Acceptance by the nominee should be submitted by 31 October 2017 to Ms Ntombizini Manana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the attached documents for more detailed information