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POSTDOC OPPORTUNITIES: Nature-based Solutions in Southern Africa’s Water Towers, ACDI, University of Cape Town

VACANCY 1: POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW – SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONSTRAINTS OF NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS (Closing Date: 31 January 2021) The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the social, economic and political research component of the TES-NbS (Towards Equitable and Sustainable Nature-based Solutions in Southern Africa’s Water Towers) project. The successful candidate will unpack the social, economic and political processes and trade-offs that shape which Nature-based Solutions are adopted and who benefits in [...]

January 13th, 2021|

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 [...]

September 21st, 2020|

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 [...]

August 27th, 2020|

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 [...]

August 27th, 2020|

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 [...]

August 19th, 2020|
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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 [...]

August 25th, 2020|

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 [...]

July 29th, 2020|

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 [...]

July 6th, 2020|

CALL FOR DST/NRF SARChI-funded PhD APPLICATIONS

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 [...]

June 19th, 2020|

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 [...]

June 15th, 2020|
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