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Postgraduate scholarship: Call for Postgraduate scholarships in climate finance

Catalyzing Climate Finance for the Southern African Development Community Call for Postgraduate scholarships in climate finance for Masters (3) and PhD (1) students About Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership The Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) is a multi-country, knowledge- sharing and capacity enhancement platform for southern African countries seeking to access catalytic sources of international climate finance in order to mobilise investments into low-emissions, climate resilient development in the region. The SACFP began in 2016 and has steadily grown into a community of practice for climate finance practitioners seeking to drive innovation through shared learning. The SACFP is facilitated by SouthSouthNorth (SSN), a South [...]

2020-11-16T12:05:04+02:00November 16th, 2020|People, position|

Masters and PhD Scholarships in Climate Change and Development for 2021

Up to six SAF-ADAPT Masters scholarships, two each at the University of Cape Town, University of Fort Hare, and the University of Venda. Up to three SAF-ADAPT PhD scholarships, one each at the University of Cape Town, University of Fort Hare, and the University of Venda. Up to two ARUA-CD Masters scholarships at the University of Cape Town Click to view scholarship opportunites

2020-09-28T18:13:24+02:00September 28th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

Resource portal launched for resilience practice in southern Africa

The Resilience Hub, an online portal for resilience in practice, launched today. This central information gateway offers users easy access to a variety of resources including webinar recordings, training materials, podcasts, publications and more, aimed at promoting resilience building in the southern African region. “Until now resources like these have been scattered across the internet,” explains Maike Hamann, one of the creators of the portal. “We wanted to create a central platform where resilience practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders could easily and freely access a diversity of resources catered to the southern African context.” “We wanted to ensure that it [...]

2020-09-21T12:47:41+02:00September 21st, 2020|Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

MASTERS OPPORTUNITY: Exploring community-based approaches for maintaining rural water supply infrastructure in Namibia

Opportunity for Masters student  Closing date for applications: Monday 7 September 2020  Project background  Around 275 million people in Africa do not have reliable access to drinking water. Many communities in rural areas depend on handpumps to access groundwater, but at any given time, one in four of those handpumps is broken. Mechanics are often unaware of failures, leaving pumps out of action for weeks or even months, which can drive people to use other distant, dirty, or expensive water sources.  The FundiFix model is one response to Africa’s rural water challenge. Led by local entrepreneurs in Kenya and powered [...]

2020-08-27T12:55:51+02:00August 27th, 2020|position, Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

MASTERS OPPORTUNITY:  Exploring sustainable and just food pathways for future Southern African resilience 

Closing date for applications: Monday 7 September 2020  Project background  All countries have to make decisions about how to manage their natural resources, develop the economy, improve the quality and quantity of food, as well as meet greenhouse emissions goals, among many other policy targets. In southern Africa, these issues are exacerbated by legacies of colonialism, shifting demographics, and changing climates and associated increases in natural hazards (e.g. droughts, floods and storm surges). Increased understanding and evidence of how social-ecological systems behave suggests that a lot of these challenges and policy targets are interlinked and often cannot be solved in [...]

2020-08-27T12:49:14+02:00August 27th, 2020|position, Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

CALL FOR INPUTS:Impacts of the Implementation Response Measures

Call for inputs by the Katowice Committee of Experts on the Impacts of the Implementation Response Measures The Katowice Committee of Experts invites experts, practitioners and relevant institutions to submit inputs on the two activities below: Exploring approaches to inform the development and implementation of climate change mitigation strategies, plans, policies, and programmes that maximize the positive and minimize the negative impacts of response measures Enhancing the capacity and understanding of Parties, through collaboration and input from stakeholders, on the assessment and analysis of the impacts of the implementation of response measures to facilitate the undertaking of economic diversification and [...]

2020-08-25T09:58:34+02:00August 25th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY: Forecasting Climate Change Risks to Wild Food Plants

ACDI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Forecasting Climate Change Risks to Wild Food Plants Application Deadline: 31 August 2020 or until position is filled Call for Applications A research team from the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to join a project forecasting climate change risks to wild food plants and the nutritional consequences for the communities that depend on them. The PDRF will be motivated to work as part of a diverse research team, engage with decision-makers in food systems and conservation, and generate peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, there is the opportunity to [...]

2020-08-19T11:26:51+02:00August 19th, 2020|Cape Town Metropolitan Area, position, SAPECS News|

Future Earth capacity building workshop

Future Earth is pleased to launch a call for applications for the virtual capacity building workshop on 9&10 September 2020, which will support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from Africa to join consortium proposals for the Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRA) on Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability. The event is organized by Future Earth in collaboration with the Future Earth Office for Southern Africa (FEROSA), the Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS), the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF), the African Future Earth Committee (AFEC), and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD). For more [...]

2020-07-29T11:18:38+02:00July 29th, 2020|Related News & Events, SAPECS News|

INTRODUCTORY COURSE: Facilitating social learning and stakeholder engagement in natural resource management

Rhodes University and the Tsitsa Project are excited to announce the opening of applications for a new national level online course: Facilitating social learning and stakeholder engagement in natural resource management. The course aims to inform and strengthen the existing and future practice of educators, trainers, facilitators (and people interested in these roles) working in NRM contexts with up-to-date theory, methods and processes. Participant practices will be strengthened through a series of assignments tailored by students and their mentors to meet their contextual and organisational needs. There is no prior level of experience required - the course draws and builds upon your existing knowledge and practice OR your ideas on [...]

2020-07-06T14:11:52+02:00July 6th, 2020|Related News & Events|


We seek motivated individuals interested to pursue a PhD linked to two projects, namely the Seeds of Good Anthropocenes initiative and the Social‐ecological regime shifts in the Anthropocene project. Applicants should have a keen interest in sustainability and sustainability transitions, an interest and ability to integrate across the social and natural sciences, and enjoy collaboration and working in teams. Interested individuals should have a strong academic track‐record, participate in the events and activities of the CST, and be interested in developing a career around topics such as social‐ecological systems, resilience and risk, complexity thinking, social innovation and sustainability transformations. For more information on the following PhD bursaries [...]

2020-06-19T09:34:17+02:00June 19th, 2020|Multiple Areas, position, Related News & Events, SAPECS News|
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