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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|

New PhD Positions in Design at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) has some new PhD positions at the Institute of Design. Strategic investments from the Ministry of Education in Norway in the wake of COVID-19, has resulted in additional recruitment through existing calls for this autumn 2020 and a doubling of our master’s program intake.   Additional proposals are invited towards an existing call for Systems Oriented Design, here:https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/186662/phd-position-in-systems-oriented-design-at-aho To enable additional applications, the call deadline is extended to 22 June 2020.   The additional PhD positions are linked to a number of themes in Systems Oriented Design connected to ongoing research inquiries at [...]

2020-06-15T14:18:47+02:00June 15th, 2020|Related News & Events|

PhD opportunity: Global perspectives on adaptive wildlife management

Despite the current uncertainties, we are planning our PhD course on “Global Perspectives on Adaptive Wildlife Management”, including a 16-day field trip at the Nsasani trust campus in Kruger National Park in January 2021. This course is co-organized with the Nsasani Trust (Karen Vickers) and Nelson Mandela University (Graham Kerley) and consists of a mixture of lectures, field trips and group work. We organized this course early 2019, which was a great success and it received an award for Best PhD course at SLU. A key aspect of the course is diversity, in terms of topics and disciplines, but also [...]

2020-05-19T11:11:46+02:00May 19th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

A research group located in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science (EGS) at UCT, working with the UK - led One Ocean Hub (OOH) Project, wishes to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. This is a collaborative global research project funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund aimed at promoting integrated ocean governance for equitable and inclusive sustainability. Situated within a social justice and environmental sustainability frame, this Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship will focus on new approaches and methodologies for incorporating diverse socio-economic and cultural values and knowledges into marine planning and governance.  This postdoctoral research position will provide an [...]

2020-05-13T16:41:33+02:00May 13th, 2020|Related News & Events|

POSITION AVAILABLE: Future Water Institute – Junior Research Fellow

 Future Water was established in 2016 as a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Cape Town. Its research contributes to new thinking, practices and solutions for sustainable water resource use, including attention to water scarcity, water sensitivity, treatment technologies, resource recovery, governance and social justice. The institute has been founded on the premise that future water solutions will arise through inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to research in which socio-economic and technical considerations are addressed jointly. To this end, Future Water, while hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, involves academics and researchers from the Faculties of [...]

2020-05-06T14:59:09+02:00May 6th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|


Deagrarianisation: What are the underlying reasons and effects with focus on livelihoods, poverty reduction and climate change According to a newly released FAO report, food insecurity is increasing in the world. An alarming reversal of a previous opposite trend. Planting your own food might be an important adaptation strategy in face of climate change. At the same time, across Africa, and in other parts of the world, many farmers stop farming. This webinar unites researchers working on the broad theme of deagrarianisation across contexts in Africa and Europe. We will present and discuss research and build new networks – forging [...]

2020-04-07T06:21:18+02:00April 7th, 2020|SAPECS News, Working Groups|
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