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HSRC Annual Innovation and Development Lecture

 

 

 

 

 

The HSRC’s next Annual Innovation and Development Lecture will take place on 1 July 2015. Dr Gabriela Dutrenit will be the speaker at this event, which can be attended in Cape Town, Durban or Pretoria.

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African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe 2015

African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe 2015

8-11 June 2015 – Vienna, Austria

The aim of the Forum is in function of sharing of experiences and best practices to empower youth by building their capacity, leadership skills, responsibilities and providing access to information in policy making and project initiatives, so they can truly actively participate in our societies. The Forum is the first of its kind held in Europe and presents a significant opportunity for African leaders and youth to network and work closely together in order to coordinate international dialogue amongst important stakeholders for African development. Specifically, through panel discussions, lectures and training session, conference will tackle topics such as: access to quality jobs, entrepreneurship, economic development etc. We aim for the Forum to gather experts, leaders, change makers and 200 of young people from all around Europe – toward development of African continent, as well as better position of African youth in diaspora.

http://www.vas-oesterreich.at/youth-conference/a-d-y-c-e-2015/

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Will Future Technology Create More Jobs Than It Replaces?

Will Future Technology Create More Jobs Than It Replaces?

The Millennium Project Launches Future Work/Technology 2050: A Global Project on Scenarios and Strategies to Address Future Dynamics of Work and Technology

Stephen Hawkins, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates are warning the world about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) growing beyond human control. “Whether AI does or does not become the nightmare of some science fiction, we are certain it will have fundamental impacts on the nature of work, worldwide. And the world needs to think seriously about this now, because it may take a generation or more to make serious changes necessary to improve our work-technology future prospects,” says Jerome Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project. “A growing body of AI experts believes that if socio-political-economic systems stay the same, and technological acceleration, integration, and globalization continue, then half the world could be unemployed by 2050.”

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12672038.htm

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The Human and Social Dynamics Seminar Series

The Human and Social Dynamics Seminar Series
Invitation
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI) for African Liberation, Development and Structural Transformation

Speakers:

Dr Diran Soumonni, Wits Business School and  SARChi Research Associate, TUT

Prof. John Trimble, Fulbright Professor working with SARChI on Innovation & Industrial Engineering, TUT

Prof. Mammo Muchie, SARChI on Innovation, TUT, Senior Research Associate, TMDC, Oxford University& ASTU, Ethiopia (http://www.tmd-oxford.org/content/mammo-muchie)

Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (Videoconferencing facilities)

Date: 7 May 2014
Time: 12H15 for 12h30  – 13H30

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All Africa Futures Forum’s Report and Video release

All Africa Futures Forum’s Report and Video release

Be on the lookout for the release of the All Africa Futures Forum’s proceedings report and videos in the coming month.

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TIPS Annual Forum 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIPS Annual Forum 2015
Regional Industrialisation and Regional Integration

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub Program, and in association with the Department of Trade and Industry, National Treasury and the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, will be hosting its annual Forum with the theme of Regional Industrialisation and Regional Integration.

The Forum is platform for researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders to present research and engage in dialogue on policy-relevant issues.

http://www.developmentdialogue.co.za/

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