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The workshop invited speakers from several IDRC projects and South African groups to present their work in the Open Access knowledge space, hosting about 40 participants from various sectors including representatives from the South Africa department of trade and industry (dti), public works, the...

Science and Public Policy is an interdisciplinary, international journal on how science, technology and innovation influence, and are influenced by, public policy; it is read in over 80 countries. This special issue discusses the relative effectiveness of different channels of interaction...

The Tswana tshimo (homegarden) is a model of sustainable resource management in South Africa.
However, gardens of indigenous cultures are often considered to be spontaneous and disorganized. A
reconnaissance survey of homegardens of the Batswana people in the North-West Province of...

The project aims to improve people's understanding of the links between environment and health, with a focus on diarrheal diseases and malnutrition. The Banda workshop engaged 39 key policy stakeholders and local council leaders in a discussion of pilot community-based health and gender...