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What is MOIN South Africa?

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MOIN South Africa is a dedicated chapter of the Mission-Oriented Innovation Network which works with policy makers and academics to explore how mission-oriented innovation can tackle grand challenges in the South African context; with a particular focus on mobilising a just, green energy transition.  

Launched in 2021, with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation, and working with a situated academic and practitioner network in South Africa, the programme will provide research evidence on windows of green opportunities in the country. Alongside this, and in collaboration with the South African National School of Government, the programme also provides Executive Education courses to enable state capacity building within the South African public sector.  

Goals of MOIN South Africa  

  1. Build a situated academic and practitioner network by:  

  • Co-developing and designing a mission for a just energy transition in South Africa.  
  • Providing research evidence on windows of green opportunities in South Africa (focus on energy sector restructuring and finance)  
  • Providing executive education and capacity building support to South Africa public sector actors.  

  2. Deepen key MOIN partnerships in South Africa and the Global South  

Publications

How can South Africa advance a new energy paradigm? A mission-oriented approach to megaprojects - Andreoni, A., Creamer, K., Mazzucato, M and Steyn, G. (2022) UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Working Paper Series (No. WP 2022/03).

Building state capacities and dynamic capabilities to drive social and economic development: The case of South Africa. Mazzucato, M., Qobo, M. and Kattel, R. (2021) UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Working Paper Series (IIPP WP 2021/09).  

Related News Articles

Africa faces huge food-supply obstacles – and time is running out - Daily Maverick South Africa 

Opinion: A mission-oriented approach needed for South Africa’s energy transition - Engineering News South Africa

Renewable-energy transition ‘only true path to energy security’ - Engineering News South Africa

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