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Tuesday, 05 December 2017

SAIIA 2017 Young Researchers Symposium on Climate Change and Sustainable Development


An extraordinary group of high school learners from across the country will be presenting their research findings and recommendations on topics such as water scarcity, food security and illegal mining. These presentations will draw connections between local challenges and successes, as well as South African policies and international plans such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The presentations will run from 09:00 -15:00, with awards presented from 15:00 - 15:30.

More about the SAIIA Youth Symposium

SAIIA equips South African youth with an understanding of issues related to sustainable development, climate change and biodiversity so that they can formulate ideas for tackling these major global challenges. This programme supports teams of learners (Grade 10 -12) to research case examples and consider possible solutions at a local and international level. This year’s participants began the programme in February and have attended workshops, site visits and tutoring sessions throughout the year. Each team has drafted a research paper and received feedback to improve their work. Top papers from across the country have now been selected, and 10 teams have been invited to come to Gauteng for the symposium. See the full event programme.

This event is funded by the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Programme.

Event Details:

Date: 6 December 2017
Venue: SAIIA Hall, East Campus, Wits University
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