The first TYRLP bring-and-share lunch was held at FABI on 27 June. The group of early career researchers gathered under the winter sun to share lunch with colleagues from different UP faculties and departments.

Mr. Christopher Akiwumi of Microsoft recently visited the new Future Africa campus, currently in construction, with Prof Bernard Slippers, the Acting Director for the Future Africa Institute.

Mr Sukanto Tanoto, the Chairman of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) Group visited the Future Africa campus on 27 May. He was accompanied by Mr. Mark Werren, the Director of operations: Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) (a unit of RGE) and two other representatives of RGE, Mr Isaac Tan and Mr Derek Sim.

On 30 May, Future Africa in collaboration with FABI held a podcasting workshop facilitated by Anina Mumm of Sciencelink. Podcasts are an effective means of science communication, offering information to listeners on many audio platforms.