Centre for Global Change

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The Centre for Global Change (CGC) is a flagship initiative under the Global Change Research Plan (GCRP) established by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) through the National Research Foundation (NRF).

The CGC plays a crucial role in sustainable global change. It houses researchers across various disciplines, including natural and social scientists who conduct research and community engagement projects. This work sheds light on the unique challenges faced by the community around the University of the Free State Qwaqwa Campus. Striving to operate within a transdisciplinary research framework, the CGC aims to bridge the gap between science and society.

Working closely with the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality (MAP) communities at grassroots level, our aim is to strive for social transformation in alignment with various social development goals (SDGs) through research and projects that enhance sustainable resource utilisation and the adoption of climate-friendly adaptation strategies.

Visit the CGC page here.

Contact us

Dr Patricks Otomo
Director of the Centre for Global Change
T: +27 58 718 5132
Noxolo Phungula
Centre Coordinator and Project Manager of the Centre for Global Change
T: + 27 58 718 5155

Intsika Building (Office 1036), UFS Qwaqwa Campus, Phuthaditjhaba

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