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Spotlight on Sub Saharan Africa

Networking event on Sustainable Development Research in Sub Saharan Africa

Date/Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm, 30th January 2017

Venue: TBC

To coincide with a visit from the DFID Chief Scientific Advisor, the networking event ‘Spotlight on Sub Saharan Africa’ is planned for 30th January 2017 at Newcastle University (venue to be confirmed).


To bring researchers together, from different disciplines and faculties, who have active research or have research interests in sustainable development in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) in order to:

• Highlight Newcastle research taking place in SSA and with SSA partners
• Showcase our research in SSA to DFID Chief Scientific Advisor
• Stimulate interdisciplinary research connections through time-efficient networking
• Position researchers to create links to enable funding applications which require an interdisciplinary approach, such as Global Challenges Research Funding


There will be dynamic ‘Pecha-Kucha’ style presentations followed by informal networking over refreshments.

Pecha-Kucha is a dynamic, rapid method of communication, where presentations are very short and timed. There will be a set of pre-loaded, timed presentations, each lasting 3 minutes, from researchers, giving an intro to their research in SSA and their partners. A template will be provided to speakers.

A similar event was held for India in October, with excellent feedback as an effective, time-efficient networking opportunity, resulting in new multi-disciplinary collaborations.


If you would like to participate, please complete the registration details

Part of the registration is a short summary of your own research interests in SSA. The summaries will be shared with participants to further facilitate networking after the event.

Register here