Conference participants discuss wide topics

There were broad topics discussed during the 3rd Eskom / SASD Chapter Conference which was held on 16 November 2015. Ms Nalini Pillay, the Vice-president of the Chapter highlighted these topics which included among others: energy, gangsterism, health systems, ponzi schemes,  project prioritization, chemical usage, situational awareness, Innovation process and green economy

Short term consultancy opportunity

The Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) is seeking facilitation support for an ecosystem services-based system dynamics modelling process, which it is piloting between October and November 2015 in Limpopo, South Africa. Information can be downloaded from https://www.dropbox.com/s/tuxinw36ifno6pa/AWARD_SDM%20facilitator_advert.pdf?dl=0. Alternatively, please contact jai.clifford.holmes@gmail.com if interested.

Postgraduate system dynamics modelling module

Please note that the postgraduate system dynamics modelling module at Stellenbosch University in now scheduled for May next year, with an advanched module a month later. There are limited space available so please book yours well in advance: http://www.sustainabilityinstitute.net/academic/postgraduate-diploma/item/systems-dynamics-modelling

 

SASD Chapter holds 2nd Roundtable meeting

The South Africa System Dynamics Chapter held its second Roundtable meeting on 21 July 2015 during the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society at Cambridge, Massachussets, USA.

The conference was attended by 466 participants from 45 different countries. South Africa had 11 participants (2.4%). Four Policy Council Members attended the conference, namely, the President, Prof Alan Brent; Vice-President, Ms Nalini Pillay; Organising Secretary, Dr Josephine Musango; and Publicity Secretary, Dr Jai Clifford-Holmes.

JOHNS HOPKINS PROFESSOR VISITING SA AGAIN

Professor Tak Igusa from Johns Hopkins System Institute is visiting South Africa again from 9 - 19 September 2015.

Working with Wits and the TCSE he will be engaging with a number of individuals and organisations to structure System Dynamics research projects jointly between SA and Johns Hopkins University.

For more information contact Rudolph Louw at Wits.

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