The Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) recently presented the findings of its Climate Change Counts mapping study to a Leadership Dialogue comprising Vice-Chancellors and Deputy Vice-Chancellors from Southern African universities. The mapping study, managed by HEMA on behalf of SARUA, is the result of 18 months of research by way of workshops held in 12 SADC countries, to understand the climate change knowledge gaps and how universities in the region are responding to them.
On 5-6 May 2014, the two lead authors, Penny Urquhart and Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka shared the Knowledge Co-Production Framework with the attendees. The HEMA project manager, Botha Kruger presented a roadmap for the next phase and HEMA founding director Adv. Johan Naudé, also attended.
The programme can make a huge impact towards the revitalisation of higher education in the region and the full reports are made available in two volumes on the SARUA website:
Volume 1, Number 1: Knowledge Co-Production Framework
Volume 2: Country Reports