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Oppenheimer Research Conference

The annual Oppenheimer Research Conference (ORC) is a space for showcasing and discussing the natural and environmental sciences, and conservation and sustainable development in Africa.

The ORC is a meeting place for change-makers to shift the dial on biodiversity research and conversation. While the focus is impact in Africa, the conference welcomes global perspectives.

Conference goals include

  • Profiling African research excellence
  • Empowering young researchers and environmental stewards
  • Building a network of biodiversity professionals
  • Hosting impactful conversations 

The ORC takes active steps to reduce its environmental impact.

Please diarise 9th – 11th October 2024 for the 13th Oppenheimer Research Conference! Keep an eye on this page for more details.

ORC 13th


Introducing “Tipping Points” the webinar series for topical discussions on issues affecting development and the environment in Africa.

Guided by Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation’s approach of asking the questions that matter, this solutions-based webinar series explores how we can step back from environmental tipping points and foster a sustainable future for both Africa’s people and nature. Every month thought leaders, disruptors, and researchers gather to address key question for Africa’s future through an exploration of African environmental research, conservation, sustainability, and development.

Complex challengeshave noquick fixes. Inclusive conversation that shares perspectives, uplifts African narratives, challenges conservation paradigms, and interrogates possible paths of action is critical in navigating complicated, interconnected issues.

Join the conversation in the last week of every month. To receive a notification, sign up to the OGRC Newsletter here.

Wild leadership. The expert panelists will debate this topic on Episode 24 of the OGRC ‘Tipping Points’ series, titled ‘Wild Leadership – experiences from pioneering women in conservation’. Sign up here for this upcoming webinar. 


Past Webinar

Tipping Points Ep 22 – Values vs Value: Should biodiversity have to pay its own way?

Taste of Game

Can the taste of game add zest to the palate as well as the economy? Can game ranching contribute to conservation?

Taste of Game events create space for open discussion on game meat and the role of wildlife economies in Africa. Taste of Game events aim to stimulate both the taste buds and deeper debate about the cultural, philosophical and industry perspectives on game use and inclusive and sustainable economic development.


Stay connected for details of upcoming events



OGRC hosted three panel discussions during COP28, which took place in Dubai from 30 November – 12 December 2023



Monday, 4 December 2023


The Increasing Risk of Neglecting Environment in Financial Markets – Session 4


13:00 to 14:00 (GST) 11:00 to 12:00 (SAST)


Please click here to watch a recording of this event



Wednesday, 6 December 2023


Case Studies for Unlocking Carbon Revenue Through Tech Development to Boost Wildlife Economies and Restore Ecosystems – Session 6


15:00 to 16:00 (GST) 13:00 to 14:00 (SAST)


Please click here to to watch a recording of this event 



Friday, 8 December 2023


African Science for the African Position – Session 1


09:00 to 10:00 (GST)


Please click here to watch a recording of this event