The National Research Foundation (NRF) has launched Systems Analysis Approach for Complex Global Challenges, a seminal work aligned with its multi-year investment in research and capacity development for systems analysis. Published by Springer, the book is edited by Dr Priscilla Mensah of the NRF; Prof David Katerere of the Tshwane University of Technology; Dr Sepo Hachigonta, also of the NRF; and Andreas Roodt of the University of the Free State. The work contains a collection of review articles with a focus on evidence-based policy making. It will serve as a valuable resource for policy makers, researchers and postgraduate students; provide an analytical foundation for the management and governance of natural resources, disasters, and climate change for the technological and ecological transitions to sustainability. This book is a result of South Africa’s investment in systems analysis through initiatives such as the Southern African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC) and its predecessor, the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Programme (SA-YSSP), established by the NRF in collaboration with South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

NRF launches new book on systems analysis