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Monday, May 6 • 09:00 - 16:00
Sustainable urbanization through research, innovations and partnerships

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Title: Special Session: Academic Advisory Panel on Science, Technology and Innovations for Sustainable Human Settlements
Date: 6 May 2019
Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Venue: Goldfields Auditorium, Nelson Mandela University North Campus, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 
Chair: Jeremy Gibberd
Purpose of the Session: To share progress on the STI 4 SHS Roadmap HCD and Capabilities report, and draft Framework with relevant academics, to provide a forum to validate the Roadmap Framework and to explore opportunities for the roles and responsibilities of academia in the implementation design of the Roadmap.  Proceedings will be recorded and compiled into a short report which will form one of the inputs into the STI 4 SHS Roadmap. 
Format: The session will have the following structure.
1. The chair welcomes all, introduces the session and provides a rapid overview of STI 4 SHS Roadmap HCD and Capabilities report, and draft Framework. The draft Framework will be circulated to all invited panellists prior to SASUF.
2. The chair then asks panellists to respond to a question or comment over a number of rounds. The envisaged questions and rounds of discussion will be based on slides 1- 26 of the draft Roadmap Framework:
A. Introductory: Are the introduction, definition process, status quo and trends, and insights from consultation clear and adequate upon which to found the Roadmap implementation? (Slides 3 – 20). Anything missing? Any further suggestions?
B. Vision 2030: Is the vision articulated on Slide 21, concise, succinct and relevant? Anything missing? Any further suggestions?
C. Roadmap: With reference to Slides 25 and 26, are the clusters identified appropriate? Anything missing? Any further suggestions?
D. Implementation: With reference to academia, what are the potential roles and responsibilities in executing the proposed Roadmap?
3. To close the session, the chair will summarise the discussions, thank the participants and confirm how the outputs of the session will be used.
Comments and Queries
If you have any comments or queries, please feel free to contact the Session Chair, Jeremy Gibberd on 082 857 1318 or at jgibberd@csir.co.za.  In the event that you are unable to attend the session, or would like to make additional inputs, your written response is welcome by 15 May 2019 to pdejager@csir.co.za or cvreenen@csir.co.za . For key information regarding the STI 4 SHS Roadmap project visit www.sti4shs.co.za .
Thank you for your participation and we look forward to an interesting and productive session!

Keywords: urbanization, technology, innovation, partnerships, economy
Venue: Nelson Mandela University, North Campus, Port Elizabeth, RSA
Contact details: Prof Sijekula Mbanga, Sijekula.mbanga@mandela.ac.za, +27 41 504 3498 / 1153 / 3295 or +27 72 967 4093

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - 16:00 SAST
Port Elizabeth