5th National Global Change Conference

January 30, 2023 to February 2, 2023
Department of Science and Innovation

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), in partnership with the University of the Free State (UFS), are happy to confirm the much awaited 5th National Global Change Conference. This four-day conference will take place at the Bloemfontein Campus of the UFS, from 30 January to 2 February 2023.

The National Conferences on Global Change have been held biennially under the banner of the Global Change Grand Challenge (GCGC), one of the focus areas known as grand challenges in the Ten-Year Innovation Plan (TYIP) of the DSI since 2012. These conferences are aimed at providing a platform for networking and knowledge sharing among global change stakeholders to share and debate the latest research and innovations accelerating transformation. Active participation by early career researchers is strongly encouraged.

The conference offers a unique opportunity for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on topical global change issues.