Community Engagement Colloquium to promote community well-being

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Health Sciences is proud to host its Community Engagement Colloquium from 2 to 4 October 2023 at its Vanderbijlpark Campus.

Various renowned academics and professionals will share their expertise at the event, themed “Health sciences and partnerships for sustainable communities”. Topics for discussion include health sciences and collaboration for sustainable communities, collaboration in enhancing community well-being through physical activities, fostering positive relationships and community engagement, and the new era of artificial intelligence. The colloquium will also focus on the integration and promotion of transdisciplinary approaches to health and the interplay between psychosocial and physical health.

Celebrated speakers from across the globe will address the audience. They include Prof Emeritus Seyi Ladele Amosun from the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Cape Town, Dr Haleama Al Sabbah, associate professor and senior public health nutrition specialist from the Public Health department at Abu Dhabi University in the United Arab Emirates, Prof Vhonani Olive Netshandama, director for community engagement at the University of Venda, and Dr Mamoeletsi Mosia, managing director of the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement.

The NWU will be represented by Beatrix Bouwman, director for sustainability and community impact, and Dr Mesuli Mbanjwa, manager of the Technology Transfer and Innovation Support office.

According to Prof Ushotanefe Useh, deputy dean for community engagement and stakeholder relations at the NWU’s Faculty of Health Sciences, the aim of the colloquium is to ensure optimal service to the communities in the North West province.

“The purpose of this event is to create a platform where different stakeholders can become involved, explore the role of health sciences, share their understanding of engaged scholarship, and how these activities can benefit our communities,” he says.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Submitted on Fri, 08/25/2023 - 08:45