IERI seminar: Building the National Research Foundation

24 April 2015

Invitation to attend the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) SEMINAR

Seminar Topic: Building the National Research Foundation

Presenter: Robert Kriger is currently the Executive Director of Special Projects at the National Research Foundation (NRF). He has been with the NRF since its inception and launch in 1999 and served in various capacities including Head and later Executive Director of International Relations and Cooperation, Manager and later Director in the Office of the Chief Executive Officer.

Venue: IERI, 159 Nana Sita Street, Pretoria, 0001

Date: 24 April 2015

Time: 12h30-14h00

This seminar, will present findings regarding the ‘building of the NRF’ based on available documentation from the various review processes initiated by the then Department of Arts, Culture, Science & Technology (DACST); on task team reports in preparation of the merger between the Foundation of Research Development and the Centre for Science Development (CSD); on the strategic planning processes, plans and implemented funding programmes and instruments; on minutes of the NRF Board, the Corporate and Executive bodies; reports of institutional and programme reviews and evaluations, and on interviews with a range of key individuals within the National System of Innovation (NSI).

This is the second seminar in a series of three seminars and a two-day workshop on the history of the NRF.

Kindly RSVP by Tuesday 21 April 2015 to Ms Bongiwe Khoza