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Pathways to Sustainability – Understanding Sustainability Challenges and Key Research Needs

10th October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

This event, hosted by the Africa Sustainability Hub, explored sustainable development challenges and priorities for the African continent. Topics include the role of research and partnerships, what research is needed, priority funding areas and opportunities for Africa.

Media coverage of the event

Video coverage

Other online coverage

Anchor Big Four agenda on research to avoid guesswork – experts
Joseph Muraya, Capital FM, 10 October 2018 (full article)

Boost universities’ research capacity, experts tell State
Mark Oloo, The Standard, 14 October 2018

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View all tweets with the hashtag #AfricaSusDev.

Event details

Invited speakers included:

  • Dr Joanes Atela, Africa Sustainability Hub / ACTS
  • Prof Shem Wandiga, Chancellor, Egerton University
  • Prof Hamadi Boga, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Dr Ochieng Odero, DFID EA Research Fund
  • Dr Richard Munang, UN Environment Africa
  • Dr Eng Ahmed Hamdy, African Union
  • Dr Grace Mwaura, African Academy of Sciences
  • Dr Roy Mugiira, National Commission of Science, Technology & Innovation
  • Dr Kaburu Ciugu, African Academy of Sciences
  • Prof David Ockwell, STEPS Centre/University of Sussex
  • Prof Madara Ogot, University of Nairobi
  • Dr Michele Leone, IDRC
  • Dr Roselida Owuor, National Research Fund
  • Prof Izael Da Silva, Strathmore University
  • Dr Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre/SPRU, University of Sussex
  • Prof Andrew Stirling, STEPS Centre/SPRU, University of Sussex
  • Dr Anabel Marin, CENIT, Argentina
  • Prof Ritu Priya, JNU, India
  • Dr Yang Lichao, BNU, China
  • Prof Hallie Eakin, Arizona State University

The event also shares findings of the STEPS Global Consortium’s Pathways Network, which has explored the use of social innovation methods to address socio-ecological challenges in six sites around the world.

The publication T-Labs: A Practical Guide, which shares methods and case stories from the network, will be launched at this event.

The event, hosted by the Africa Sustainability Hub, is aimed at policy-makers, funders and development practitioners, and will involve an international group of participants, including members of the STEPS global consortium.

For more details contact [email protected].


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