OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE SARUA CURRICULUM INNOVATION NETWORK

q2c.pngThe SARUA Programme for Climate Change Capacity Development (PCCCD) reached another milestone on 8 June 2015 with the formal launch of the SARUA Curriculum Innovation Network (SCIN) at the Spier Conference Centre outside Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The PCCCD was initiated in 2010 by a meeting of Vice-Chancellors at the University of Mauritius with a long term vision “to significantly enhance the climate adaptive capacity and resilience of the SADC region through the development of a collaborative network of higher education institutions capable of pooling resources, maximising the value of its intellectual capital and attracting significant investment into the region.” Read more

2nd International Science and Mathematics Educator's Conference

SARUA Leadership Dialogues

SARUA Leadership Dialogue 2

Title:      Global Trends in Technology in Higher Education; Opportunities and Challenges for African Universities
Date:     8 and 9 September 2015
Venue:  Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, Western Cape

Through inputs from local and global experts, and facilitated discussions, this event will address pressing questions on the challenges presented by emergent technologies to higher education.
In partnership with UCT and Pearson

Knowledge Co-Production Framework for Climate Compatible Development

Knowledge Co-Production Framework for Climate Compatible Development in Southern Africa

According to the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), southern Africa’s warming is likely to exceed the global mean land surface temperature increase in all seasons.

  • This could result in a possible increase of up to 6°C by the end of the century.
  • Regional rainfall is expected to decrease on the whole, by up to 30% if global temperatures rise to 4°C above pre-industrial levels.
  • This will increase droughts, flooding, wind and wild fires. 

Given the region’s high vulnerability to climate change these impacts could severely affect our regions livelihoods, societies and economies. For this reason SARUA, as a close partner of SADC, has developed a framework for trans-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge co-production that involves research, teaching and learning, and community engagement. Read more.