02 Dec 2021 13:30 - 02 Dec 2021 15:00
Type of event International meeting

The Seventh Annual Science Forum South Africa (SFSA21) will take place virtually from 1-3 December 2021. The Forum is organised by the South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and will again seek to “Ignite Conversations about Science.”

The SFSA 2021 will also be a preparatory event for South Africa’s hosting of the World Science Forum in 2022 (WSF 2022) – which will take place in Cape Town from 5 to 9 December 2022 – and will ignite conversations around “Science for Social Justice”, the theme for the WSF 2022.

Visit the event’s website for more information.

EDCTP parallel session | 2 December 2021

Advancing a collaborative African agenda for global health sciences: Africa – EU global health partnerships

Date: 2 December 2021
Time: 13:30-15:00 (SAST)

Registration is free

This session organised by EDCTP aims to accelerate the broader discussion on advancing the African agenda for partnerships for global health sciences.

The key questions to be interrogated are:

  1. How does EDCTP-funded health research inform science for social justice?
  2. What is the role of the EDCTP programme in promoting strategic partnerships and a collaborative African agenda for health research and innovation?
  3. What are the major health research challenges in Africa, including the fight against COVID-19 and its impact on other infectious diseases in Africa?
  4. How can health sciences address research ethics for social justice in Africa?

Session agenda


  • Dr Leonardo Simão, EDCTP High Representative for Africa


  • Dr Barbara Kerstiëns, European Commission
  • Dr Michael Makanga, EDCTP
  • Professor Nicaise Ndembi, Africa CDC
  • Dr Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, AUDA NEPAD