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The National Research Foundation launched its Science for Society Lecture Series in 2012 in an effort to help bridge the divide that exists between science and community issues and to help society relate to how science, research and technology positively impact on our day-to-day lives and on future generations. Through this lecture series, the organisation seeks to showcase the work of NRF-funded researchers and other beneficiaries of research funding in general, addressing real challenges that are facing South Africa today.

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Open Access for the Development of Africa’s Science

Speaker: Professor Ismail Serageldin
Tuesday, 4 September, 2018
National Research Foundation, Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
The 2016 Dakar Declaration on Open Science in Africa called for urgent action by institutions and governments for open access in order to better Science in Africa. Two years later, the continent is making strides in this direction.
In this lecture Professor Ismail Serageldin - Advocate for Open Science in Africa, Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt and Former Vice-President of the World Bank – will share his insights and explore the case for the combined power of scholarly information in the service of the public good in Africa.

Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Time: 17:00 for 17:30
Venue: National Research Foundation, Chief Albert Luthuli Auditorium, Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
RSVPPLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP ONLINERSVP deadline: Sunday, 2 September 2018 (RSVP essential) 

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