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Conference to Discuss Sustainable Energy for Africa
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Conference to Discuss Sustainable Energy for Africa

The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) is organising an international conference in Brussels, from 23-25 October 2017, focusing on sustainable energy for Africa. [Image credit: Flickr, Intel Free Press]

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Nairobi Gears for SASA 2016
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Nairobi Gears for SASA 2016

The fourth international conference of the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa, takes place in Kenya this August. [Image credit: SASA 2016]

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SA University to Host Science Conference on Food Security and Safety
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SA University to Host Science Conference on Food Security and Safety

South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology is collaborating with the Human Sciences Research Council and the University of Johannesburg to host a scientific meeting on food security and food safety. Its theme? Improving Food Security and Safety for Sustainability in Africa. The Autumn International Scientific Conference on Food Security and Safety will cover agriculture and climate change, food nutrition and health, food microbiology and biotechnology, food engineering and novel instrumentation for food analysis. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of an early bird registration facility, which closes on 10 March 2016.

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Gaps and Challenges in Policy and Research and Innovation Funding
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Gaps and Challenges in Policy and Research and Innovation Funding

Presentation by Judith Ann Francis from the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Netherlands, at the joint RINEA-CAAST-Net Plus Workshop on Non-traditional Approaches to Food Security (Brussels, Belgium: 2 October 2015). [Image credit: J.A. Francis]

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Conference on Strengthening ACP-EU Higher Education Cooperation
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Conference on Strengthening ACP-EU Higher Education Cooperation

Representatives of EDULINK, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States’ Science and Technology Programme, and the Research Programme for Sustainable Development will meet from 7-8 July 2015, in Brussels, to discuss cooperation in higher learning and innovation. “This joint stakeholders’ conference will provide an opportunity for participants to strengthen new and existing ties and will focus on strengthening the networks of the ACP and European higher education sectors, and research communities,” EDULINK’s website reports. [Image credit: Flickr, Ken Harper]

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Energy for Sustainable Development Forum
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Energy for Sustainable Development Forum

The Tunisian government will play host to the fifth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Hammamet. “The Forum will emphasize attaining the three objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative of the UN Secretary-General through a regional agenda: ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030,” the event website says. An initiative of United Nations Secretary General, SE4All is an “action-focused global network” that aspires to “achieve a broad-based transformation of the world’s energy systems and build a more prosperous, healthier, cleaner and safer world for this and future generations”. [Image credit: Flickr, David Clarke]

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