SRI2022 Calendar

SRI2022 Inkundlas

SRI Inkundlas are a series of four interactive and inspirational events organised every month leading up to the 2022 Sustainability Research and Innovation (SRI) Congress, to be held at the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria, South Africa from 20-24 June 2022. The SRI pre-Congress Inkundlas aims to emphasise the collaborative, inclusive and engaging nature of the Congress, while honouring the traditions and culture of the 2022 host, South Africa.

SRI Inkundlas are curated conversations, each addressing one of the four 2022 Congress themes:

  • New Horizons
  • Different Ways of Knowing,
  • Nexus Issues
  • African Science and Innovation


These pre-events feature real-world transdisciplinary work, highlighting success stories in bringing together change-makers from multiple industries and disciplines and applying robust yet diverse knowledge to action. SRI Inkundlas will contribute to bridging the gap between research and practice, interpret and use a wide scope of knowledge, and effectively build impact coalitions to explore new horizons of innovation and transformation.

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SRI Inkundla #1: Science-Policy Collaboration in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – Lessons from Africa
SRI2022 Theme: African Science and Innovation

Did you miss the first part of this SRI Inkundla held on 28 March 2022? A recording is now available here.

SRI Inkundla #2: Building Peace for Sustainability through Science
SRI2022 Theme: Different Ways of Knowing

The second SRI Inkundla, Building Peace for Sustainability through Science, held on 31 March 31, 2022, 6:30 pm SAST addressed critical questions centred on peace, science and sustainability, and a foundation for sustainability.  Access the recording here.


SRI Inkundla #3: Cascading Climate Impacts Social Simulation
SRI2022 Theme: Nexus Issues

Date21 April 2022 – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm SAST
SRI has partnered with the Centre for Systems Solutions to present an interactive social simulation with a focus on cascading climate impacts that explores the effects of climate impacts on food production, supply chains, and ultimately the consequences on climate mitigation, biodiversity, and health.

Cascading Climate Impacts is available as an interactive and immersive group simulation session, with follow-up discussion. The Cascading Climate Impacts Policy Simulation was created as part of the “CASCADES – Cascading climate risks: Towards adaptive and resilient European Societies” project, which was funded through the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

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Apply for SRI2022 Registration Scholarships

SRI2022 offers a limited number of registration scholarships available for participants from low- and middle-income countries (please refer to the list here). Please note that priority will be given to speakers in accepted sessions, and that these scholarships are for SRI2022 registration only and does not include travel costs of scholarship recipients.

Apply for an SRI2022 registration scholarship by 15 April 2022, 11:59 pm SAST through the SRI2022 registration page. You can apply for scholarships in English and Spanish.
Remember that all speakers of accepted sessions at SRI2022 must be registered for the Congress by 30 April 2022. Find more details regarding registration options here and register for the Congress here.