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October 18, 2021   •   News

DAAD climapAfrica: Africans in climate research | Deadline 17 November 2021

We would like to make you aware of a call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships for Africans in climate research by the German Academic Exchange Service. The call for application ends on 17 November 2021.

The DAAD Climate research Alumni and Postdocs in Africa (climapAfrica) program brings together high-potential African researchers in climate change research and protection with African alumni experts of German funding initiatives in the field of climate research. Through currently seven thematic working groups, it seeks to catalyse uptake and use of research outputs through a vibrant, highly connected network to facilitate the development of regional solutions.

The DAAD climapAfrica program offers the following benefits:

Attractive funding scheme

  • Postdoctoral fellowship (12 months)
  • Funding for research stays in Germany (2-6 months)
  • Funding for international conference participations

Advance your research with leading experts

  • Benefit from knowledge and expertise of Alumni in your field
    through working groups
  • Benefit from distinguished supervision
  • Get guidance from German mentors

Become part of a growing community of climate researchers and experts

  • Broaden your network through the climapAfrica thematic working
    groups and climapAfrica conferences

Improve your skills through a targeted training program

  • Increase your research impact through capacity-buildings in
    science policy advising and skills training

Apply now online via DAAD scholarship website.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Research Center for Global Food Security and Ecosystems or to the DAAD directly via [email protected] if you have any additional questions.

Further information here.

October 13, 2021   •   News

Join this side event to the 49th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (#CFS49), on Thursday 14 October from 12:45 – 14:15 CEST, to hear about the role of innovation in delivering better outcomes for nutrition and climate action.

The event will explore how adaptation and mitigation to climate change in agriculture can measurably deliver on nutrition outcomes at individual households and higher levels. Speakers will discuss what innovations can assure climate-smart agriculture will also become nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Furthermore, the event will investigate in which ways multiple stages of food value chains can remain resilient in the face of climate change while contributing to positive dietary outcomes for nutrition and health.

The event is in support of #ClimateShot – a global campaign to transform agricultural innovation for people, nature and climate at COP26.

The side event is organized by:
– CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
– Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
– UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
– Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)
– Italy’s Ministry for Ecological Transition (MITE)

Further information here.

October 8, 2021   •   News

Join the Netherlands Bureau of Statistics on Friday 29 October 2021, from 14:00 – 16:00 CET, for a special 2 hour webinar titled “Providing integrated data for the monitoring and analysis of agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions and circular food systems”.

The webinar is focused on researchers, policy-makers and other interested in GHG accounting and monitoring and analysis of agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions and circularity.

Further information can be found here.