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RAA AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS
The aim of the competitions (for primary and high schools)is to inspire curiosity among South African learners in the MeerKAT and the bid to host the SKA, as well as to attract learners to careers in science, engineering and information technology. All learners in grades 4 to 11 are eligible to enter the competitions in which, by answering five easy questions,they could win themselves prizes like laptops, printers, digital cameras and organised tours of their nearest astronomy observatory.
The German-South African Year of Science Exhibition will be open to the public.
Monday, 16 April to Tuesday, 17 April 2012
09:00 – 16:00
First floor, Ball Room East
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Visit the joint website at
The Government of Finland and the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) view the investments in research, development and innovation capacity as critical to the successful building of a sustainable information society in South Africa both in a national and regional context.
In order to achieve the overall goal of a sustainable information society, the South African government has identified three strategic objectives:
* human capital development;
* technology research; and
* innovation enhancement.
The South African Government, through the Department of Science and Technology, has actively engaged with the Government of Finland, through the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. While this engagement includes already a number of areas, such as the capacity building in the field of Innovation Policy or provincial information society strategies, the focus of the South Africa – Finland Knowledge Partnership Programme is in the enhancement of immediate service delivery process. Read more
1. ICT and education
2. Health Informatics
3. ICT applications for social innovation and improved access
4. Entrepreneurship in the second economy and rural sector
SAFIPA 2011 end of programme conference archive
The SAFIPA publication, A Practical Approach to ICT for Development. Perspectives from the SAFIPA Programme
The SAFIPA publication that was compiled at the conclusion of the SAFIPA programme. The book was officially launched at the SAFIPA 2011 Conference on 19 October 2011.
The publication can be downloaded as a pdf below, and includes hyperlinks to websites and definitions which can be clicked on, and accessed, should you be connected to the internet.
This publication is a must-read, as it reflects on the programme in its entirety and highlights impact as a result of the project. The publication also provides a wonderful birds’ eye-view of the projects that have been supported over the past three years. Congratulations to the SAFIPA team for putting this publication together.
The publication consists of introductions by the Ministry of Finland, the Department of Science and Technology, the CSIR Meraka Institute and the SAFIPA Project Management Office team. There are eight chapters in the book that include The SAFIPA Programme; Innovating educational development through ICTs; Innovative approaches to health informatics; ICT applications for social innovation and improved access; Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial support for the second economy and rural sector; Skills development – a catalyst in creating an Information Society; Building an Information Society through networking and dissemination; and Taking SAFIPA forward – lessons learned and future opportunities.
Images from the SAFIPA project events, training and workshops can be accessed at http://www.flickr.com/safipa
FIRST NATIONAL GLOBAL CHANGE CONFERENCE 2012
The Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs, hosted a three days national conference on Global Change. The conference took place at Birchwood Hotel and conference Centre, Boksburg, 26-28 November 2012. The central theme of the first Global Change conference was: “Understanding Global Change for Innovation towards a Resilient Society”.
FIRST NATIONAL GLOBAL CHANGE CONFERENCE 2012
The Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs, hosted a three days national conference on Global Change. The conference took place at Birchwood Hotel and conference Centre, Boksburg, 26-28 November 2012. The central theme of the first Global Change conference was: “Understanding Global Change for Innovation towards a Resilient Society”. Click here for more infor:
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DESIGNATED ENTITY FOR THE
CLIMATE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE AND NETWORK
South Africa is a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and therefore a member of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC.
The COP established the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) with the aim of facilitating developing countries' access to environmentally sound technologies for low-carbon and climate-resilient development. The CTCN does this by stimulating technology cooperation and enhancing the development and transfer of technologies to developing country parties at their request.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is South Africa's National Designated Entity (NDE) for the CTCN,ensuring national coordination and communication with all relevant stakeholders on matters related to the CTCN. Among other things, the NDE serves as a national focal point for CTCN activities, supports the articulation and prioritisation of requests and proposals, and manages the process of submitting technical assistance requests to the CTCN.All technical assistance requests from South Africa must be submitted through the NDE.
About the CTCN
The CTCN is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and is supportedby a consortium of partners that are engaged in activities related to climate technologies in over 150 countries.
The CTCN facilitates the transfer of technologies through three core services, i.e.
Through these services, the CTCN helps to create an enabling environment for
The closing date for the current call for CTCN requests is Thursday 31 March 2016.
Presentations made during the information sharing sessions in August 2015.