The Seedbeds of Transformation conference is organized by the Future Earth initiative, the South African Government Department of Science and Technology, the National Research Foundation of South Africa, and the START initiative. The theme of the Conference is the ‘Role of Science in the Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa’.
Seedbeds of Transformation Conference hopes to encourage dialogue and actions including examining potential tradeoffs involved with strategies for achieving the SDGs and pursuing transformational change in different contexts across the continent.
The conference will to engage African networks involved in sustainability as well as provide a basis for advancing a vision and strategy for Future Earth in Africa. The conference seeks to harness ideas that advance key concepts and ideas on sustainability and transformations. The conference is limited to 300 people.
Seedbeds will be funding a limited number of travel grants through the ‘Africa-Innovators’ program that enable individuals working on technical, social and knowledge innovations in support of sustainability to share their ideas and products at the conference, and through the SDG labs.
Date: 9th to 11th of May 2018
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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