Our society strives to provide its members with the perfect environment for those who are actively looking to gain a head start in their research and development careers and even for those who are considering R&D as a potential career option, within either an academic or industrial scope. We aim to present a professional image for the society and appeal to serious-minded individuals who are keen to learn new skills and apply their current skills and knowledge to a highly demanding and challenging area of global research. The main benefits that the society pledges to offer its members are:
The Sub-Saharan Africa Research Society was established in 2015 for the purpose of providing a unique and powerful platform in which students, academics and professionals can freely engage in high-level discussions as part of a diverse research community. Our focus is on evaluating and developing practical strategies and methods that can effectively tackle the serious and complex problems that currently affect the Sub-Saharan African region.
Although there have been numeorus and substantial improvements to some countries in the area as a result of various initiatives, industrial developments and politcial reforms, we aim to support and ongoing and new research efforts. In particular, our goals are to:
Conferences and Talks: We host an annual conference each academic year, where we invite students, researchers and practitioners to submit and present some of their work relating to specific topics. We also regularly host open lectures and seminars discussing various issues relating to sustaibale development in Sub-Saharan Africa and promote various works that address these.
Regular Society Meetings: At least once a month, we hold a regular society meeting for all of our members in the Student Union Building. These meetings feature presentations and workshops that focus on developing key research & career skills and knowledge in sustainable development. It is a good oppportunity for members to network and learn about research in sustainability.
Projects: Every academic year we aim to organise at least 2 projects that members can work on that relates to specific interests, such as healthcare, agriculture, energy, education and technology. We hold a regular project meeting every month which members can use to work on these projects and monitor their progress. On completion, we present our work to the public.