Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye was nominated on the 12th of August by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) to represent South African early to mid-researchers and scholars (3-7 years after PhD) at the Global Young Leadership Workshop and the World Science Forum (WSF) in Budapest, Hungary. The 2019 Global Young Leadership Workshop is a capacity building workshop that seeks to identify the challenges from an early-career scientist perspective, and then explore possible ways to address these challenges from the diverse disciplinary and cultural viewpoints that will be represented in the room, with the ultimate aim of enabling participants to identify the opportunities that these challenges present in order to take a leading role at individual, institutional and/or global levels.
The leadership workshop will then be followed by the the World Science Forum (WSF) meeting from the 20-23 of November. The theme for 2019 is Science, Ethics and Responsibility. The former Minister of Science and Technology Mrs Kubayi-Ngubane Mmamoloko is the 2019 invited steering committee while Prof Daya Reddy from the University of Cape Town in one of the WSF steering committee members. Dr Qwebani-Ogunleye’s nomination to participate as an early researcher and scholar from South Africa on both events was accepted by the Global Young Academy and the WSF panel. ‘’This is an opportunity of a life-time and it is an honour to be one of the participants. As a scientific community, the thirst for truth, scientific moral, research integrity and an active participation by its citizenry is one of the medicine humanity needs and I am looking forward to both events.’’ She commented. The sponsors include SAYAS, Inter Academy Partnership (IAP), the Hungarian Academy of Science and UNESCO.
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