The Department of Science and Technology will be hosting the Young BRICS Scientist Forum in Durban on the 25-29 June 2018. The 5-day Forum will be under the theme of Building BRICS Youth Leadership through Science, Technology and Innovation.
The BRICS Young Scientist Forum (YSF) was established in 2015 as one of the recommendations made at the second BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministerial Meeting that was hosted by Brazil.
The Department of Science and technology will be assuming the rotational chair for this year’s meetings which not only includes the 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Forum, but also the 6th BRICS STI Ministerial Meeting and the 8th BRICS STI Senior Officials Meeting (SOM).
The goals of this Year’s BRICS YSF: to give BRICS young scientists and researchers a stage, for them to trade ideas on transformative change and create long lasting research collaborations as well as creating a network of cooperation.
Their second goal is to highlight youth directed and creative solutions for socio-economic challenges facing their community. The third goal is to enhance academic, policy exchanges and conferencing within the BRICS and Youth context.
Their final goal is to advance collective communication between young scientists, senior leaders in science and technology, as well as researchers from the BRICS member states.