University of Pretoria’s Africa Week 2023


24-26 May 2023


9:00-17:00 SAST


Virtual event.

University of Pretoria’s Africa Week 2023

Africa Week is the University of Pretoria’s biennial science leadership event.This year, in strategic partnership with the National Research Foundation and the South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation, they will convene the leadership of prominent African and global scientific networks and international, transdisciplinary initiatives, and will host a series of topical dialogues on the theme ‘Open Africa, Open Science’.

The programme will interrogate the idea of science as a global public good through the lenses of the global open science movement and its importance for the continent. They will interpret openness in its broadest sense and seek to move conversations towards concrete actions aimed at increasing the impact and influence of African research through effective and equitable global partnerships.

Alongside leaders of higher education institutions from Africa and across the world, Africa Week 2023 will convene key stakeholders from government, the private sector, civil society and the media. Strategic side events will include partnership meetings, workshops aimed at planning or progressing new international programmes of transdisciplinary work, and the launch of some exciting new collaborative initiatives.

Register here