CSIR ICC to serve as world-first hub for Africa’s Science Diplomacy Capital (SDCfA)



CSIR ICC to serve as world-first hub foIn a world first, the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) recently launched the Science Diplomacy Capital for Africa (SDCfA) at the CSIR ICC, supported by the National Department of Science & Innovation (DSI) and the City of Tshwane (CoT). While Science Diplomacy Capital initiatives exist in cities such as Barcelona and Geneva, this is the first such initiative initiated and hosted by an international convention centre and its partners.r Africa’s Science Diplomacy Capital (SDCfA)

The City of Tshwane hosts over 100 diplomatic missions and many of South Africa’s leading research and academic institutions, making it the appropriate SDCfA host city. The location of the CSIR ICC, in the centre of the innovation precinct in Tshwane east, positions it as a fitting hub for networking, both curated and serendipitous, between the diplomatic, science and technology communities aimed at addressing common problems facing humanity.

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