Young people and relational wellbeing programme


The National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa was selected to develop this full application. The NRF is an independent, statutory body established by an Act of Parliament that is mandated to support, promote and advance research and human capacity development through funding and the provision of research infrastructure; develop, support, and maintain national research facilities; and support and promote public awareness of and engagement with science. As the single largest funder of human capital development in South Africa, the NRF offers funding opportunities along the entire research pipeline from next-generation researchers to emerging and established researchers. In the delivery of the YPRWB programme, the NRF partnered with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), on the other hand, is a statutory body established in terms of section 2 of the Human Sciences Research Council, 2008 (Act 17 of 2008). The HSRCs core business is to conduct large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies, forming partnerships with researchers globally, but specifically in Africa. Its research agenda focuses on outcomes that are aligned with the National Development Plan and a vision for 2030. As such, it produces and disseminates knowledge that contributes to policy options and programmes on poverty alleviation, solutions to reduce the inequality gap and innovations around employment creation. Its intent is to not only produce quality research, but also to move beyond research generation, towards research use for policy and impact.