Science Forum South Africa 2016: Call for thematic session proposals

Science Forum South Africa are calling for thematic session proposals for the Forum.

The 2016 Forum will have a specific focus on the social sciences and humanities, as well as the role of science in Africa’s development.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is Friday, 15 July 2016.

Key objectives of the Forum

  • To create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation in society;
  • To promote international science, technology and innovation partnerships; and
  • To create a platform for key science, technology and innovation actors, including senior government leaders, academics, scientists, industry, civil society, and students to interact.

Key attributes of the Forum

  • A provocative and stimulating forum programme comprising several parallel sessions, addressing a diverse range of science and science policy orientated themes;
  • A rich diversity in the background of participants, comprising scientists, students, public and private sector representatives as well as civil society constituents;
  • A forum programme not only compiled “top-down” by the organisers but also enabling public input through a competitive call for proposals for the organisation of sessions; and
  • A strong international dimension to the event, reflected by the participation of speakers and attendees from a diverse range of countries, especially from Africa.

Dowload the Call for Proposals info (PDF).

Source and further details: SFSA 2016 website