DST-NRF CoE Annual Director's Forum

28 October 2015

Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Dr Carl Montague, CAPRISA’s Chief Operations Officer, attended the DST-NRF Centres of Excellence (CoE) Annual Director’s Forum which took place at University of Johannesburg.  One of the main discussion topics was the measurement of the socio-economic impact of CoE’s and ways of increasing science engagement. 

Dr Cassius Lubisi, Director-General: The Presidency, who also gave the Keynote Address at the meeting, visited the CoE exhibits that were  part of the forum, including the CAPRISA stand.  Learners from local schools were also invited to tour the exhibition where they were encouraged to pursue careers in in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and  mathematics (STEM) . 

In 2016 the  DST-NRF CoE Annual Director’s Forum will be hosted in Durban by CAPRISA.

Dr Carl Montague at the CAPRISA exhibit with Ms Jinal Bhiman & Ms Simone Richardson of the NICD