Call for applications
The workshop is generally open to PhD students and early career agricultural researchers with a strong interest in improving their writing skills. More specific applicant requirements include the following:
• African scientist with PhD or MSc in any agricultural discipline
• Fluent in English (written and spoken)
• Currently conducting agricultural biosciences research with an African national agricultural research program or university in one of the BecA countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
• A project report for conversion to a paper, and/or the figures and tables and any other illustrative material that have been generated from data analysis
• Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
How to apply
Interested eligible scientists / researchers should apply by completing the online application form; http://hpc.ilri.cgiar.org/beca/training/Writeshop2014/index.html
Key dates / Application deadline
• Call for applications release: 11th September 2014
• Application deadline: 5th October 2014
• Information to successful applicants: 10th October 2014
• Information to unsuccessful applicants: 11th October 2014
• Training dates: 10th – 14th November 2014
Applications submitted after the 5th October 2014 deadline and incomplete applications will not be considered.
There are several fully funded places for this workshop. However, applicants who can fund their participation have an added advantage. The cost of the workshop is $1500, excluding flights and accommodation
For comprehensive information about the BecA-ILRI Hub visit http://hub.africabiosciences.org/
CCAFS is searching for a gender and climate change research leader! Could you be the person we need?
Application deadline: 10 September 2014.
As the new Gender and Social Inequality Research Leader with the CGIAR
Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) you will find that the opportunities are immense!
Research Leader will be able to undertake their own research in farming
communities, while at the
same time shaping a research effort on three continents that has a
budget of approximately US$10 million. The person can be conducting
group interviews with farmer groups one month, hosting a global research
seminar on gender and agriculture in the next, and providing expert
input into a UNFCCC side event in the month thereafter.
successful candidate will be able to work with gender experts and other
social scientists based in numerous CGIAR Centers, as well as in
partner organizations. He/she will coordinate work and research across all of CCAFS five regions and four thematic areas.
CCAFS is now looking for a highly qualified candidate with a PhD in related field. The candidate needs to have global work and research experience, especially from a leading position, and willingness to travel extensively.
So, apply before 10 September 2014, and remember that the location for this position can be further negotiated!
Learn more about CCAFS gender work, the position and its requirements, how to apply and why, here: http://ow.ly/zHjrN
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3rd International Conference on Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals - October 29-31, 2014, Aix-en-Provence, France
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2014 AFRICAN GREEN REVOLUTION FORUM (AGRF) AT WWW.AGRFORUM.COM
Have you got a passion for climate action?
Can you make the world listen to what you have to say?
If you can,
The Global Call for Climate Action is looking for young, innovative
journalists, bloggers, writers, activists and creatives to become Adopt a Negotiator Fellows for 2014.
Fellows will combine their passion and skills with an amazing
opportunity to help shape their government’s role in solving climate
They’ll join a team of passionate, dedicated and talented activists from
around the world; participating in moments that will shape if and how
the governments respond adequately to the climate challenge. Their
efforts will build on a proud legacy of past ‘Negotiator Trackers,’ who
have helped shape the UN climate negotiations ever since 2009.
If you think you can help shape the direction of this year’s climate
change negotiations by creating change in your own country, then this is
an opportunity not to be missed.
This year, we will be offering all short-listed candidates the chance to
prove their skills in the lead up to the conference through training
opportunities with some of the world’s best climate change communicators
and activists, and a support network to help get your voice where it
You’ll also have the opportunity to join a team of passionate, dedicated
and talented activists from around the world, working together to
actively transform the way climate change is communicated in their home
countries. This team will work together in the lead up to this year’s
UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru.
If selected, you may also have the opportunity to travel to Lima in December this year as a Fully Funded member of the Adopt a Negotiator’s – Negotiator Tracker – team.
We’re looking to build one of the most dynamic, diverse and innovative
media teams that has ever covered the climate negotiations. The UNFCCC
is racing towards a global treaty in 2015, and this year is as critical
as ever. We need the best bloggers, writers, social media gurus and
activists with a passion for climate change to come together – using
their skills to inspire our leaders to take significant action to
protect us all from the impacts of climate change. We need to make this
year’s UN climate negotiations the most successful ever.
- Applicants must be 18 to 30 years of age;
- Able to actively contribute to the Adopt a Negotiator project as a writer from June this year through to May of 2015.
to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima (December 1-12) and
strategy development meetings in the days leading up to the Conference.
- But most importantly, applicants must be Amazing!
If you have the skills, passion and creativity needed to push your country forward on climate action, we want to hear from you.
All applications need to be in by midnight on the 11th of May (Pacific Time Zone UTC -08:00)
Start your application today!
Youth Engagement in the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict: London 2014
- We would be grateful if you could give us an early indication of whether you would be willing to nominate a youth delegate/s by Tuesday 1 April.
- For those willing to submit a nomination, please see the attached form which details what we are looking for from nominations. Please complete as much of the attached form as you can by Tuesday 8 April.
- If you give us an early indication that you would like to put forward a nomination then we can enter into conversation about the details of your nomination ahead of your submission.
- Please note that we will accept multiple nominations from one organisation but each nomination will be reviewed individually on the basis of merit. We will review all nominations once they have all been received and will provide a response on their success by 11 April. Please do not book any flights or hotels in advance of this date.
Celebrate Wangari Maathai day: March 3
UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Suzanna Owiyo will on Monday, March 3, celebrate Wangari Maathai Day at the UN complex.
She will be joined by Wanjira Maathai, Greenbelt Belt Movement/Wangari Maathai Institute and Judy Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
The celebration will be held together with Africa Environment Day (AED), the biggest Environment event on the continent.
The theme for this year’s celebration, Youth – Healing the Earth: Education Environment Empowerment, is a forward-thinking theme that captures the promise of Prof Wangari Maathai’s vision of preserving the environment for today and generations unborn towards sustainable development in Kenya and the continent of Africa. Planned activities for this day include tree planting, exhibitions and a youth dialogue forum coordinated by representatives from the Green Belt Movement and Tunza youth programs.
In attendance will be Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, Augusta Abate, Food and Agriculture Organization, Ayub Macharia, National Environment Management Authority, Laura Darby, Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), Paula Kahumbu, Wildlife Direct and Paul Mbugua, Kenya Wildlife Service
UNEP seeks to raise public awareness on environmental challenges in Africa such as climate change, desertification, deforestation, land degradation, endangered biodiversity etc. which are mainly responsible for problems related to food security, health and development. The theme is in line with the African Union Year of Agriculture and Food security.
Internship Social Media
Human Rights and Environment Conference Announcement
1. Constitutional Environmental Rights: A Driver for Environmental Policy Making?
2. Human Rights and Environmental Justice: Cases from Countries and the Field
3. Procedural Environmental Rights: Why and How Do They Matter?
4. Human Rights, Environment, and Corporate Responsibility
5. Effective Participation of Civil Society and Vulnerable Groups
6. Environmental Rights, Post-2015 Development, and the Future Climate Regime
The Conference will feature a combination of policy discussions in plenary and parallel sessions to discuss contributions and topics in more depth. The organizers invite policy experts, scholars, and practitioners to submit abstracts for three types of papers:
· Synopsis Papers highlight key outcomes and conclusions from relevant past events such as workshops, consultations, expert meetings, etc.
· Review and Discussion Papers succinctly review state of the art knowledge concerning a particular theme or question addressed by the Conference.
· Case Study Papers describe, analyze, and draw conclusions from a particular situation/case (e.g. national, local).
The outcomes and conclusions of the Conference are expected to inform: (1) the discussion on sustainable development goals and a post-2015 development agenda by the 69th UN General Assembly in 2014/2015; (2) the negotiation of a future climate change regime by the end of 2015 under the UNFCCC; (3) the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples; and (4) the 2015 report of the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment whose mandate was initiated by the Human Rights Council in 2012.
Details concerning the Conference are included in the Information Note. Individuals interested in participating in, and receiving more information about the Conference are requested to complete an Expression of Interest form. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 April 2014. All Abstracts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with cc to email@example.com, using the standard template.
Call for case studies - Workshop “Counting our gains : the benefits of transbound
The Workshop “Counting our gains:
Sharing experiences on identifying, assessing and communicating the benefits of
transboundary water cooperation” will take place on 22-23 May 2014 in Geneva,
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This workshop will bring together professionals from all over the world working on transboundary water cooperation to discuss the wide variety of potential benefits of transboundary water cooperation as well as the opportunities for further engaging into cooperation by broadening its scope.
Call for case studies
Experts interested to present a case study at the Workshop are invited to prepare a short description of their proposed contribution by 28 February 2014.
February 28, 2014: Deadline for sending case studies (abstract, 2 pages) to the Water Convention secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org);
March 12, 2014: Decision sent to authors of case studies;
March 31, 2014: Deadline for sending extended case studies (6-8 pages) to the Water Convention secretariat.
Registration, visa and financial support
For additional information, please consult: http://www.unece.org/env/water/workshop_benefits_cooperation_2014.html.
Applications to the 2014 Fellowship program for journalists sponsored by the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists
The 40 Chances Fellows program will fund four 40 Chances Fellows with the most innovative social enterprise plans that use strategies built on the principles of 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. These social enterprises must seek to address issues of hunger, conflict, or poverty and may be established in any one of the following four countries where the Africa Governance Initiative has a strong presence: Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Malawi.
Each strategy must involve local leadership and management into the operations of the social enterprise by integrating local place-based ownership and relying on locally driven design, development, and deployment in its programs or services. In addition, these enterprises should fill gaps in existing value chains, or otherwise combine a variety of complementary and existing efforts into a comprehensive and integrated approach to solve the intended challenge.
The application timeline for the fellowship runs from October 17, 2013, to May 31, 2014. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 39 on the date the application closes (May 31, 2014). Winners will be selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges and formally announced at the 2014 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa. Each of four fellows will receive $80,000 in start-up funds and $70,000 for living and transportation expenses (a total of $150,000) for one year.
During their first year of activity, fellows will be required to submit quarterly update reports to the World Food Prize.
We recommend having the following files/documents prepared:
(Excel, DOC, CSV, PDF, etc)
- Resume / CV
- Budget outline
- Business plan
(JPG, PNG, PDF, etc)
- A photo of yourself
- Your company or organization logo
- Photos of your project
We reserve the right to contact you for additional supporting material if you are selected as a finalist for the fellowship. By applying for the fellowship, applicants release The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative, and the World Food Prize from any and all damages and liability resulting from participation in the program.