Building Education and Research Capacity in Africa


  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•05•26    12:45 - 15:00

    UNU-IAS, jointly with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the National Research Foundation, South Africa (NRF), will organize a roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities in supporting young researchers engaged in education and research for sustainable development, especially in Africa.

    This event — “Roundtable on Building Education and Research Capacity in Africa: How to Support Young Researchers for Sustainable Development” — will be organized as a side event of the Global Research Council (GRC) Meeting 2015. The aim is to provide an open and informal platform for exchanging views on how to promote capacity building of young researchers in Africa among the stakeholders of the research community, including research funding organizations, universities, research institutes and researcher groupings.

    Following a short video depicting sustainable development concerns in Africa, the roundtable will hear issue-raising presentations by two young researchers from Africa and representatives of GRC, and then engage in an open discussion on opportunities for supporting capacity building of young researchers, especially for sustainable development in Africa.

    This event will be held in English.

    Seating is limited. If you are interested in attending as an observer, you must register by 19 May.

    For more information, including a link to the event flyer, please see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.

  • Ascot Hall I (South Wing, B2F)
    Hotel Okura Tokyo
    2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku
    Tokyo 105-0001

  • Ms. Yuki Nakano (; tel: 03-5467-1269)