Category Archives: Events

Data Science for Development conference

Dr. Vanessa McBride and Kevin Govender participated at the Data Science for Development conference hosted by UCT e-Research. The conference focused on exploring the practice, principles and opportunities of data science for development. Vanessa presented the work on the OAD’s data science toolkit. Presentation: Astronomy as a platform for data skills development Full programme is available […]

Astronomy in Africa business meeting

The Astronomy in Africa Business meeting was hosted at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town on 25-26 March 2019. The meeting focused on strategy, policy, and governance issues related to the field and plan the future of astronomy on the continent. It also relaunched the African Astronomical Society (AfAS), a professional astronomy society, […]

Science Communication for Policy Engagement: Science Forum SA 2018

OAD’s Dr. Vanessa McBride will be joining a panel discussion on ‘Science Communication for Policy Engagemenet at the Science Forum South Africa 2018’ This session will explore the relationship between scientific research and policy, from the perspective of both early career researchers and experienced policy makers. It will discuss the mechanisms of science communication for […]

African Leadership Congress 2018

OAD was invited to the 2018 African Leadership Congress on  on space science and technology for sustainable development in Abuja, Nigeria. It was a 3-Day Regional Conference To Promote Cooperation Among The African Countries In The Use Of Space Science And Technology. The theme was ‘Implementation Of The African Space Policy And Strategy’.  Stakeholders from African […]