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12 October 2017

HSRC leads the IORA Academic Group

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
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Pretoria, Thursday 12 October 2017 – The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will, on the margins of the 17th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers’ meeting being hosted by South Africa, lead the Academic, Science & Technology Cooperation forum.

South Africa will host the IORA Council of Ministers’ Meeting from 14 to 17 October 2017 in Durban during which the country will also assume the chairpersonship of IORA.

The Council of Ministers’ Meeting will be convened under the theme “IORA – uniting the peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East through enhanced co-operation for peace, stability and sustainable development”.

The HSRC, and other academic and research partners, will meet to discuss the contribution of the research community to the common challenges being faced by the Association in particular, and the developing world in general.

Interviews can be facilitated.  Please contact:

Manusha Pillai on or 0823893587
Adziliwi Nematandani on or 082 765 9191

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Notes to the Editor

About the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
The HSRC was established in 1968 as South Africa’s statutory research agency and has grown to become the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development.

Our mandate is to inform the effective formulation and monitoring of government policy; to evaluate policy implementation; to stimulate public debate through the effective dissemination of research-based data and fact-based research results; to foster research collaboration; and to help build research capacity and infrastructure for the human sciences.

The Council conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific research for public sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. Research activities and structures are closely aligned with South Africa’s national development priorities.

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For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:
Manusha Pillai
Mobile:  082 389 3587

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