The Future Africa - 1 HOPE (international One Planet for One Health Education initiative) webinar series main aim is to build collaborative transdisciplinary (TD) research capacity of early career and doctoral students through a One Health &Well-Being lens.” More specifically, the series has four main goals:
- To meet and engage with a cross-section of multi-disciplinary experts linked with national, regional and global networks.
- To raise awareness of the urgent need to shift from disciplinary silos to address complex socially relevant issues (e.g., Covid-19, climate change, food security) by transcending and integrating disciplinary paradigms and engaging in participatory research.
- To identify transdisciplinary knowledge and research skills needed to co-produce relevant outcomes for society.
- To reconcile TD research, teaching/learning and scholarship.
1 HOPE is especially timely and relevant in this regard as it seeks to educate the next generation of global citizens about the criticality of ensuring the sustainability of the planet and all species - made especially poignant at this time of global Covid-19 upheaval. Its overall approach is to establish regional working groups (WGs) to promote and value the OHWB concept as the foundation for achieving the UN-2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) conducting regional needs analyses and developing pilot project proposals, including TD / OHWB research and education. To date WGs have been established in Africa and the Americas with other regions to follow in 2020/2021. WG members - supported by committed group facilitators- are drawn from education, community/civil society, government (intergovernmental/NGOs) and corporate sectors.
Early career and doctoral scholars, and advanced graduate students worldwide are encouraged to participate in the Future Africa - 1 HOPE (international One Planet for One Health Education initiative) webinar series.
Pre-Registration was opened from Monday 02 November 2020 to 10 November 2020, 23:59 South Africa Time (SAST).on the link:
If you have missed the registration deadline for the Future Africa – 1 HOPE webinar series, you will still be allowed to attend by following the logistical information email that will be sent on 10 November.
For the meeting key information is kindly required from you. Kindly complete the following form to confirm your attendance and details by 10 November 2020: