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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 ntombizini.manana@nrf.ac.za.

View the attached documents for more detailed information

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