November 27, 2022 to December 10, 2022
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Enabling capacity development in physics in Africa through science, technology, and innovation policy and governance

Nov 30, 2022, 5:45 PM
Inkanyezi Building Auditorium

Inkanyezi Building Auditorium


Azwinndini Muronga (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa)


Science, and physics in particular has increasingly become a global enterprise. This phenomena of the movement of scientists beyond sovereignty is accelerating. This is partly because science, by its nature, resists to be confined in boundaries. Even within the confined boundaries science needs enabling environment for creativity. No one nation can afford to do big science alone.

For Africa’s physics community to actively participate in the international science landscape and to contribute positively to the continent’s sustainable development, governments should make enabling and supportive STI policies.

In this public lecture we will discuss STI policy in relation to capacity building in physics in Africa.

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