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International Conference on Sustainable Development
The First International Conference on Sustainable Development was hosted by the Directorate for Research and Postgraduate Support at the Durban University of Technology on Microsoft Teams. This conference was held in collaboration with the eThekwini Municipality’s Municipal Institute of Learning, the City of uMhlathuze Municipality and the International Education and Partnerships Directorate.

The keynote speaker at the conference, Professor Rubin Pillay, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who presented on the perspectives of sustainable development in Africa. Prof Pillay’s presentation was centred around cost efficient innovation towards achieving a larger goal that will benefit the society, especially within Africa. He encouraged that African scientist and scholars should engage with Jugaad innovation to build a sustainable smart city which would be to benefit of every individual within the society.

The conference brought together Industry (private sector); the City (Municipalities); Academics (Researchers) and Funding Entities to deliberate key issues related to Sustainable Development by putting Africa in the Centre of the discussion.

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