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China-South Africa training workshop

10 July 2023

Poverty alleviation through science and technology

Date: 10-12 July 2023 | Pretoria, South Africa

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) in the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the China Rural Technology Development Center (CRTDC) of the Ministry of Science and Technology invite applicants to apply for an opportunity to participate in the “Poverty Alleviation through Science and Technology Workshop” which is supported by the Chinese Embassy in South Africa.

The Workshop intends to train and capacitate up to 50 candidates from all South African provinces to gain practical knowledge and skills in implementing Science and Technology-based initiatives focusing on Agriculture to alleviate poverty in the communities. Investing in agricultural-based poverty alleviation can improve food security, increase income levels, and promote economic growth. Among other things, the participants will learn about the case of Poverty Alleviation through Science and Technology, Poverty Alleviation Policies and Practices in China and South Africa, and agricultural-based poverty alleviation case studies from both China and South Africa. There would also be showcasing of technology products and innovative farming techniques to increase yields and improve livelihoods.

Professionals, scholars, practitioners, grass-root innovators and agripreneurs involved in community development projects or passionate about supporting poverty alleviation initiatives are eligible to apply. Young people and females are encouraged to apply.

The selected applicants must attend the entire three days of the workshop in Pretoria. To apply, please follow the following link and fill in the online application. Applications are open until 30 June 2023.

For application inquiries, please contact:

Dr Rodney Managa at or +27 12 316 9717