Dear Members of the African Scientists Directory
Please find attached [*see note below] an invitation to the following events, as part of National Science Week 2-8 August 2021<https://assaf.org.za/index.php/events>. All are most welcome to join (free, via Zoom). You are also welcome to share within your network.
2 August 11:00-12:00 SAST
Essential facts about COVID-19: The disease, the responses, and an uncertain future (launch of Gr 11-12 booklet)
3 August 11:00-12:00 SAST
In Conversation with Prof Refilwe Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya - Learning Curves from my Non-linear Career Journey
4 August 11:00-12:00 SAST
How do we know if and when science makes a difference?
5 August 11:00-12:00 SAST
Dinosaurs of Africa by Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
6 August 11:00-12:00 SAST
Mechanisms, funding and state capability for poverty and inequality reduction (post-Covid) in South Africa
6 August 12:00-13:00 SAST
Women in Science documentary featuring Prof Helen Rees
12 August 11:00-12:00 SAST
Promoting Gender Equality to Prevent Violence Against Women
Quest magazine website launch
About National Science Week
The National Science Week (NSW) is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and innovation, attracting thousands of young people in and out of school, and members of the public to workshops, science shows, exhibitions, panel discussions and lectures, which are hosted by universities, schools, science centres and public facilities countrywide led by the Department of Science and Innovation.
The aim of the NSW is linked to science engagement, primarily to contribute to the improvement of science literacy and to provide a platform for stakeholders to share experiences based on their expertise across the board.
More information is available at:
SA Dept. of Science and Innovation<https://www.gov.za/NationalScienceWeek2021> (DSI)
NRF/SAASTA<https://www.saasta.ac.za/national-science-week-2021/> (National Research Foundation/SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement)
ASSAf<https://assaf.org.za/index.php/events> (Academy of Science of South Africa)
We are looking forward welcoming you at the above!
ASSAf Planning Manager & Khulisa Journals Manager
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
DOAJ Ambassador, Southern Africa Region https://blog.doaj.org/2016/09/07/the-doaj-ambassadors-biographies/
1st Floor Block A, The Woods, 41 De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Park
Meiring Naudé Road, Lynnwood 0020, Pretoria, South Africa.
PO Box 72135, Lynnwood Ridge 0040, Pretoria, South Africa.
HIFA profile: Ina Smith is Project Manager, Academy of Science of South Africa. Professional interests: Open science, open data, open access, scholarly publishing. Email address: ina AT assaf.org.za
[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Thanks Ina, HIFA does not carry attachments but all information is available inthe URLs above]