PhD Fellowship Opportunities for West African candidates
Closing date: 28 June 2022
Location: Ghana / Benin
Sustainable land management is increasingly important to maintain the fragile balance between human demands and ecosystem services of available natural resources, to enhance food security, to reduce the risk of conflicts, and to foster adaptation to climate change. DecLaRe is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and aims to identify recommendation domains for scalable innovations towards sustainable crop production and animal husbandry in West Africa. Focussing on northern Benin and Ghana DecLaRe builds on available local and scientific knowledge and databases. It combines their use with problem-oriented research at the field level and modelling at the national to regional level. DecLaRe’s ultimate goal is to construct a decision support system (DSS) that can be used for land use and land management as well as for policy development.
In this context, the project will employ nine West African PhD candidates, who will be affiliated to one of the three West African DecLaRe partners: University for Development Studies (UDS, Ghana), University of Parakou (UP, Benin), and the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL, Burkina Faso).
Organisation/Funding Institution: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), University for Development Studies (UDS, Ghana), University of Parakou (Benin), West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL, Burkina Faso), University of Kassel (Germany), University of Göttingen (Germany), University of Hohenheim (Germany), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK, Germany)