The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the CSIR launched the first two SARChI Research Chairs in Solid Waste Management in South Africa in August 2018.
The SARChI Funding Instrument is a strategic intervention by government to attract and retain research excellence and innovation at universities, science councils and national research facilities. The instrument aims to improve South Africa’s international research and innovation competitiveness in a way that responds to the country’s social and economic challenges.
» Opening welcome – Prof Linda Godfrey, Manager Waste RDI Roadmap
» The importance of Research Chairs in furthering RDI in South Africa – Dr Nana Boaduo, Director Research Chairs & Centres of Excellence, NRF
» Waste as a social issue – Professor Catherina Schenck, Research Chair: Waste & Society, University of the Western Cape
» Mitigating the climate impacts of the waste sector – Professor Cristina Trois, Research Chair: Waste & Climate, University of KwaZulu-Natal
» The Waste RDI Roadmap and the role of Research Chairs – Dr Henry Roman, (Acting) Chief Director Sector Innovation & Green Economy, DSI