Africa-Europe Dialogue Symposium on Innovation for Sustainable Development

Knowledge Transfer for the Wellbeing Economy

CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
29 November – 1 December 2017

The Innovation for Sustainable Development Network is pleased to announce that its third annual symposium event will be taking place this year in South Africa, hosted by Stellenbosch University and the University of Pretoria, within the context of the ‘Wellbeing Economies Conference’, being organized by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).

The event intends to open a dialogue between networks and practitioners in Africa and Europe to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing, and identify solutions that can be applied to support sustainable development.



29 November

The first day of the symposium will set the scene with high-level speakers and a panel discussion on knowledge transfer, before heading into parallel sessions on Sustainable Energy Transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa, Inclusive Greentech Transfer, and Sustainable Innovation for the Circular Economy. The day will finish with a Gala Dinner.

30 November

The second day will begin with a world café session, in which participants will discuss topics related to a number of the Sustainable Development Goals. In the afternoon, networks will be invited to pitch themselves to the audience, followed by a speed-networking event, the official launching of the inno4sd network, and a Braai.

1 December

The final day will entail multiple activities including site visits, an Academy for PhD students and researchers, and a lead practitioners’ workshop.


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, December 1, 2017 - 18:00