The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting countries around the world with unparalleled economic and social challenges. This is especially the case in middle-income countries such as South Africa where pre-existing economic and social challenges amplify the effects of the pandemic. The Presidency, the GIZ, and the South African SDG Hub at the University of Pretoria are partnering to assist with South Africa’s achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the context of COVID-19.
This partnership seeks to unlock the policy impact of the expertise at South Africa’s 26 public universities, enabling the South African government to use the expertise at its universities to source innovative and policy-relevant input. Working with centers of excellence and leading academics, the South African SDG Hub will coordinate the reports identifying evidence-based economic or social policy responses which advance the achievement of the SDGs in the context of COVID-19.
Proposals are welcome from South African University-based academics in the following areas:
For further information see Call for proposals.