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During the visit Tawana Kupe met with IIASA Director General and CEO Albert van Jaarsveld and with members of the IIASA external relations team where he learnt more about the IIASA research agenda.
He also met with representatives of the IIASA World in 2050 (2050) initiative and the IIASA Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (ISWEL) initiative, to learn more about their work related to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The visit concluded with a lecture by Kupe to IIASA staff on the Role of Universities in achieving the SDGs.
IIASA and South Africa
Since South Africa’s membership of IIASA, a range of research collaborations and capacity building activities have been developed by IIASA and over twenty South African research partners.
The most notable activity is the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) that developed system analytical research skills among over 80 doctoral students from 30 countries including 35 students from South Africa. This lead to the establishment of the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre, which has evolved from the success of the SA-YSSP.
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IIASA Activities with South Africa
Rao, N. , Min, J. , & Mastrucci, A. (2019). Energy requirements for decent living in India, Brazil and South Africa. Nature Energy 4 (12), 1025-1032. 10.1038/s41560-019-0497-9.
Orthofer, C., Huppmann, D. , & Krey, V. (2019). South Africa After Paris—Fracking Its Way to the NDCs? Frontiers in Energy Research 7, art.20. 10.3389/fenrg.2019.00020.
Nkoana, E. (2018). Community acceptance challenges of renewable energy transition: A tale of two solar parks in Limpopo, South Africa. Journal of Energy in Southern Africa 29 (1), 34-40. 10.17159/2413-3051/2018/v29i1a2540.
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