'Life on earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of' (Stephen Hawking, 2007)
Today Western Cape Government in partnership with the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) hosted a virtual Gender Symposium. The event called on the regional universities’ researchers as well as practitioners to highlight challenges as well as evidence based case studies to help to craft impactful responses within the region.
CHEC has sent a letter supporting Cape Town's bid to become the World Design Capital in 2014. In addition, the four universities have collected information about qualifications / programmes as well as Centres and Institutes that contribute to making Cape Town a "design city", i.e. a city that uses design to develop solutions that make an impact in addressing socio-economic challenges.
The photographs below were taken at a recent workshop at the University of the Western Cape where the guests gathered to hear CHEC students' presentations on their work in Disaster Risk Science and where the new publication, RADAR, was launched.
The Cape Higher Education Consortium Joins the Call for the Withdrawal of the Protection of Information Bill
The Board of the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), at its meeting on 28 October 2010, added its voice to the growing call from a wide range of organisations for the withdrawal of the Protection of Information Bill.
The programme for this event to be held at the Sports Science Institute includes three international speakers: Professor Geoff Scott, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Quality) at the University of Western Sydney, A/Professor Simon Barrie, the Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sydney, and Dr Caryn Musil, the Senior Vice President at the Association of American Colleges and Universities who oversees the Office of Diversity, Equity and Global Initiatives.