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South Africa's Professor Daya Reddy has been elected as the first President of the newly-formed International Science Council (ISC)

Prof Daya Reddy Elected as President of the International Science Council

South Africa's Professor Daya Reddy has been elected as the first President of the newly-formed International Science Council (ISC). The elections took place during the inaugural General Assembly in Paris, France (03-05 July 2018). The ISC was formed following the merger of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for Science (ICSU). Prof Reddy has held the position of President-elect of ICSU since 2014.

The NRF is also pleased to confirm that Dr Saths Cooper was elected to the cohort of Ordinary Members.

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Dr Jane Lubchenco holds public lecture at NRF

On 23 July 2015, the NRF hosted a Public Lecture by Dr Jane Lubchenco, Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology at Oregon State University and U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean. Entitled "US Experience in Managing Ocean Resources", the lecture was organised by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). Dr Lubchenco is a world renowned environmental scientist with experience in the areas of science, academia, government, and conservation. She is a champion of science and of the stronger engagement of scientists in key issues of our time.

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Imbizo on Agricultural Education and Training

The National Development Plan (NDP) for South Africa notes that a significant resurgence of agricultural education and training (AET) is urgently required. A clear outcome of this resurgence should be that AET contributes to a significant increase in job creation in the agricultural sector in South Africa.  

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Prof Daya Reddy New President-elect of ICSU

Prof Daya Reddy of South Africa is the new President-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU). During the ICSU General Assembly held in Auckland, New Zealand (31 Aug – 3 Sept), Prof Reddy’s elec tion was widely supported, voted for competitively by more than 30 ICSU Unions and a large number of member countries.

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