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Post-doc position: Exploring Food Systems Transformations in Africa’s Rapidly Changing Cities

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: EXPLORING FOOD SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATIONS IN AFRICA’S RAPIDLY CHANGING CITIES   Location: South Africa and the Netherlands Start: September 2018   The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on African city food systems, beginning early September 2018. The postdoc will be based in South Africa for approximately 75% of the time and work as a guest researcher in the Netherlands for the remaining time. The research forms part of an international collaborative project under the auspices of LEAP-Agri (https://www.leap-agri.com/) and includes researchers from South Africa, Uganda, Netherlands and [...]

2018-06-18T18:48:11+02:00June 18th, 2018|Related News & Events|

Postdoctoral position with The Natural Capital Project: modeling urban ecosystem services

Natural Capital Project Postdoctoral Associate Understanding and modeling urban ecosystem services The Natural Capital Project at Stanford seeks a creative and independent researcher to support the development of models, tools, and approaches to assess urban ecosystem services. The postdoc will lead the technical development of the models and their application in case studies in the U.S. and internationally. The position will be based with The Natural Capital Project at Stanford University, in the lab of Prof. Gretchen Daily (Biology; Natural Capital Project founder and faculty mentor), and will be co-supervised by project lead Dr. Perrine Hamel and Prof. David Freyberg (Professor [...]

2017-10-06T18:04:04+02:00October 6th, 2017|Related News & Events|

Postdoc position in hydrologic modeling for ecosystem services at the Natural Capital Project

Natural Capital Project Postdoctoral Associate Advancing hydrologic modeling for ecosystem services The Natural Capital Project at Stanford seeks a creative and application-oriented hydrologist to support the assessment of hydrologic ecosystem services and targeting of land management and development choices. The focal hydrological services are water regulation (flood mitigation, baseflow regulation) and sedimentation. The postdoc will support development of a parsimonious flood risk model and application of existing watershed hydrology models in innovative ways to support two studies on the valuation and prioritization of land management activities to support ecosystem services. The position will be based with The Natural Capital Project [...]

2017-07-24T15:21:02+02:00July 14th, 2017|Related News & Events|

Creating positive visions for southern Africa

Highlights: 1) There is a need for positive visions of the future to counteract the negative narratives that surround us every day and influence our actions 2) Based on "Seeds of Good Anthropocenes", a diverse mix of scientists, artists and changemakers created hopeful future scenarios for southern Africa at a creative visioning workshop held in Cape Town 3) Participants described the process as deeply transformative, and developed a set of radical scenarios with a strong emphasis on engaged citizenry, decentralized power and local, small-scale production systems   The Anthropocene, or literally the “Age of Man”, is the name [...]

2017-06-16T20:22:51+02:00June 16th, 2017|SAPECS News|

Research coordinator for the Durban Research Action Partnership

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE RESEARCH COORDINATOR FOR THE DURBAN RESEARCH ACTION PARTNERSHIP (PEROMNES GRADE 8) THREE YEAR FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES PIETERMARITZBURG CAMPUS REF NO. LS03/2017 The School seeks a Research Coordinator to assist the NRF Chair in the successful implementation of the eThekwini-UKZN research partnership by coordinating all research activities related to the Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP). The Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) is a research partnership of the eThekwini Municipality’s Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department (EPCPD) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). The incumbent will be responsible for conducting and coordinating [...]

2017-05-31T08:56:31+02:00May 31st, 2017|Related News & Events|

PhD Autumn School in Portugal on Transformations to Sustainability

A PhD Autumn School that will take part in Aveiro, Portugal in October. This Autumn School is part of the Marie Curie project SUSPLACE (Sustainable Place Shaping). See the flyer attached to this email for more info and links to websites. This autumn school is directed at PhDs and Early Stage Researchers interested in transformations to sustainability, with a particular focus on place-based development, grassroots innovations, and adaptive governance. Besides SRC’s own Maria Tengö, other lecturers will be Katherine Gibson (Western Sydney University), Adrian Smith (SPRU/STEPS Centre), Celeste Coelho (University of Aveiro) & Artur da Rosa Pires (University of Aveiro). [...]

2017-05-30T09:12:56+02:00May 17th, 2017|Related News & Events|

Internship: Emerging Professional for Climate Change – deadline 21 April

Internship: Emerging Professional for Climate Change This internship position has opened at the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD), an NGO based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. This position will form part of the AWARD team within the USAID RESILIM-Olifants program, the purpose being to reduce vulnerability through building improved transboundary governance and management of the Olifants Catchment so as to enhance the resilience of its people and ecosystems through systemic and social learning approaches. This post aims to support the restoration and sustainable management of priority ecosystems in the Olifants Catchment. Job Purpose: To support the Key Result Area [...]

2017-04-18T09:54:59+02:00April 18th, 2017|Related News & Events|

Vacancy: 1-year post-doctoral researcher for the “World In 2050” based in Stockholm at Future Earth

Future Earth has a great opportunity for a 1-year post doc at Future Earth (a Future Earth Fellow). The successful candidate will focus on global sustainability synthesis in a key area relevant to the "World In 2050" (TWI2050) project and develop closer links between Future Earth’s Earth system modelling communities and TWI2050. Find out more here: www.futureearth.org/news/future-earth-vacancy-global-sustainability-postdoctoral-researcher-sweden Deadline: 18 April 2007.

2017-04-03T08:07:39+02:00April 3rd, 2017|Related News & Events|

‘Learning for Landscapes’: Insights on stewardship and collaboration from a recent knowledge co-production workshop

This article by SAPECS Researcher Jessica Cockburn reflects on a recent workshop held with practitioners working on collaborative landscape-scale stewardship initiatives across South Africa. We came from all different corners of South Africa to find common ground: ...all the way from the West Coast: fynbos vegetation, commercial potato farmers and precious estuaries... all the way from the Marico Bosveld: thorny country with precious water resources, fiercely proud locals and the ever-present threat of mining… all the way from the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal:  hard-working farmers and agricultural landscapes covered in plantation forestry and dairy … all the way from pastoral grasslands: [...]

2017-03-16T14:51:27+02:00March 16th, 2017|SAPECS News|

Vacancy: Deputy Director, African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town

Deputy Director, African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town (UCT) (Associate Professor or Professor level, 5 year contract) Application information: https://www.uct.ac.za/about/intro/vacancies/external Closing date 28 Feb 2017   ACDI information: https://www.acdi.uct.ac.za UCT information: https://www.uct.ac.za Informal enquiries: ACDI Director, Prof Mark New, mark.new@uct.ac.za   The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) was established in 2011 at the University of Cape Town as a cross-faculty research, training and outreach initiative, working at the intersection of climate change and development.  The ACDI is hosted by the Faculty of Science, but is interdisciplinary in its scope, drawing expertise on climate and development [...]

2017-02-23T07:53:55+02:00February 23rd, 2017|Related News & Events|
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