South Africa

South Africa became a member of IIASA in 2007 through its member organization, the National Research Foundation (NRF).

Map of South Africa

Map of South Africa

Since South Africa’s membership of IIASA began in 2007, a range of research collaborations and capacity building activities have been developed by IIASA and over twenty South African research partners. The most notable activity is the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program that has developed system analytical research skills among over 80 doctoral students from 30 countries including 35 students from South Africa.

Joint research studies have explored how South Africa can make the transition to a low-carbon economy; smart ways to increase crop yields in South Africa; and the impact of different education policies on South Africa’s future population. These activities are complemented by scientific exchange with over 120 researchers either visiting South Africa from IIASA or visiting IIASA from South Africa.

However, significant potential remains to enhance the mutually beneficial relationship between IIASA and South Africa through establishing new collaborations, new partnerships, and increasing capacity building activities. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of this expanding relationship since 2008.

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The National Research Foundation (NRF)

Dorsamy (Gansen) Pillay

Deputy CEO: RISA, Research and Innovation Support and Advancement, National Research Foundation (NRF)

The National Research Foundation (NRF)

Aldo Stroebel

Executive Director, International Relations & Cooperation (IRC), National Research Foundation (NRF)

Infosheet on IIASA activities with South Africa

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