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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|

SAVE THE DATE: WEBINAR ON DEAGRARIANIZATION

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|

The GRIN Meeting: A ‘third place’ for managers and scholars of social-ecological systems

The Garden Route Interface and Networking (GRIN) meeting, which SAPECS co-hosts, was initiated in 2017 with the aim of creating a third place for dialogue on, and advancement of, research and practice dealing with the interactions between natural and social systems, and with how those interactions affect the challenge of sustainability. Dirk Roux and colleagues have written an article on the role of the GRIN meeting as a third place, in the latest volume of the South African Journal of Science, which can be accessed here. The next GRIN meeting is set to take place from 6 - 8 October [...]

2020-04-02T07:23:24+02:00April 2nd, 2020|SAPECS News|

New opportunity for a Masters Bursary to research Knowledge & Learning

We invite expressions of interest for a new opportunity with the Tsitsa Project in 2020: 1x Masters Bursary to conduct research in the Knowledge and Learning Community of Practice. Send a CV, academic documents and 2-page motivation to: Margaret Wolff (M.Wolff@ru.ac.za) by 27th March 2020.  Background The Tsitsa Project is being implemented in the communal and commercial areas of the north-eastern Eastern Cape. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) working with local authorities and traditional leaders, conducts land restoration in the highly erodible Tsitsa river catchment, while a number of South African universities conduct related research in this [...]

2020-03-16T14:09:47+02:00March 16th, 2020|position, Related News & Events|

First announcement and call for abstracts: 4th Garden Route Interface and Networking (GRIN) meeting

4th Garden Route Interface and Networking (GRIN) meeting A symposium-style meeting for dialogue on, and advancement of, research and practice dealing with the interactions between people and nature, and with how those interactions affect the challenge of sustainability. Date: 6-8 October 2020 Venue: Pine Lake Marina, Garden Route, South Africa Aim: Providing a space for co-learning about the study and management of social-ecological systems and their complex interactions and feedbacks. Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 June 2020 - Both managers and scientists are invited to share their latest approaches, challenges, insights and findings. More information and online registration Also incorporating [...]

2020-03-11T06:43:05+02:00March 11th, 2020|SAPECS News|

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW: Future Water Institute

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 [...]

Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures

The Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University working with a team of international collaborators invites you to join us in contributing to an exciting new co-engaged research initiative focussing on Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures. Join a workshop in: Johannesburg (10 March 2020) Cape Town (25 March 2020) Makhanda (27 March 2020) Durban (6 April 2020) To explore how we can transform education for sustainable futures and what research we can do together to explore this question. RSVP to Variolique Sais on v.sias@ru.ac.za or register here.

2020-02-27T21:54:55+02:00February 27th, 2020|Related News & Events|

Masters/PhD project: Value chain analyses of the southern Cape line fishery

 The group around the DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Marine Ecology and Fisheries is a dynamic team at the University of Cape Town, conducting research into systems approaches to managing human activities in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Our “Southern Cape Interdisciplinary Fisheries Research (SCIFR)” project focusses on the region between Witsands and Mossel Bay and seeks to understand (i) how natural and social changes in the southern Cape shape and interact with the marine social-ecological system at its doorstep, (ii) how selected natural resource users in the area respond to global change, and how they are shaping [...]

2020-02-25T08:43:26+02:00February 25th, 2020|position, SAPECS News|
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