University of Cape Town Deputy VC: Research and Internationalisation Prof. Sue Harrison speaks to AfricaLive about solving South Africa’s challenges with university – industry partnerships.
“Technological solutions need to integrate societal impact, behavioural acceptance, and responses to effectively address the challenges. We’re bringing together researchers from various disciplines to work on these problems, focusing on behavioural and economic responses.
For instance, in the context of vaccines, understanding people’s responses, uptake, and how transmission occurs is critical. If we approach problems through co-creation and collaborative efforts, tailoring solutions to our unique context, we can make a meaningful impact. It requires the will, collaboration, and joint effort to navigate through these challenges.”