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Joint PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste

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The main objective of this PhD programme is to provide graduate students with detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies and tools to take an interdisciplinary and integrated approach towards the management of water, soil and waste.

The joint PhD programme aims at creating a new generation of environmental scientists, engineers and managers to conduct, promote and provide guidance on the sustainable management of water, soil and waste. These resources and their sustainable management are of concern to the United Nations and its member states, particularly to developing countries and emerging economies.

The programme has a strong focus on developing countries.

More info via United Nations University.

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WATER POrT: Capacity building on water resources management in a changing climate in Egypt

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The REC is inviting applications from experts to provide capacity-building activities to broaden the knowledge and skills of national water authorities concerning the application of the integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach as the basic methodological framework for improving water resources management and adaptation measures in a changing climate in Egypt.

This includes supporting improved understanding and knowledge about climate change and adaptation measures; assisting in incorporating climate change aspects into country-specific flood and drought risk management plans; and preparing technical reports and trainings according to a methodology to be agreed with the beneficiaries.

More info on REC web site | Deadline: March 27.

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Call for Proposals: Young Scientists and Entrepreneurs at the African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE) Days 2017

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Are you a scientists or entrepreneur working with sustainable energy issues, not older than 35 years and based in Africa or Europe? If yes, the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) and the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) invite you young scientists and entrepreneurs to apply for your participation in a Science and Business Slam at the ANSOLE Days 2017. Your proposal should address at least one of the following areas:

  • Solar materials & applications
  • Energy storage & grid infrastructure 
  • The energy-water-food nexus

More details and application via RECP web site | Deadline: 20 March 2017.

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Vacancy announcement: recruitment of a Scientific Administrator (international competition)

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CIHEAM-IAMM announces a vacancy for the position of Scientific Administrator specialised in quantitative economics applied to territorial development in the context of climate change.

The profile of the candidate must focus on:

-Economic analysis and measurement of the impacts of climate change on rural / agricultural territories,

- Economic modeling, evaluation and forecasting applied to rural territories in a high uncertainty context,

- Economic studies of main sectors of rural territories - agricultural and environmental sectors (water, land, forests), energy and tourism sectors and the adaptation of these territories to climate change.

More info and how to apply via CIHEAM-IAMM web site. 

Sustainable improvement of Mechanization of Farming System in Minia and Fayoum Governorates

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT n. 1 Junior Administrative Expert.

CIHEAM Bari is the Italian branch of CIHEAM (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies), an intergovernmental organization based in Paris. CIHEAM Bari is publishing this vacancy concerning the selection of n.1 Junior Administrative Expert in the framework of the above-mentioned Programme.

The initiative has been conceived by the Egyptian Government in order to activate a soft loan scheme aiming at developing the modernization of the regional centres for machinery services, the agricultural Cooperatives and the ARC research station operating in the Governorates of Minia and Fayoum.

More info via IAMB web site.


INRA is recruiting 32 scientists until 3rd March 2017

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In 2017, INRA is recruiting 32 research scientists to reinforce its teams. Positions are open to all nationalities. Applications are open from 26 January to 1st March (for online applications) or 3 March 2017 (for paper applications).

Positions will be open in numerous fields of research: human nutrition, intestinal microbiota, plant genetics, animal genetics, quantitative genetics, population dynamics and genomics, neurobiology of behaviour, animal nutrition, plant ecophysiology, functional and behavioural ecology, modelling of plant cell walls, process engineering and biotechnology, systems biology and synthetic biology, animal health, life science and environmental mathematics and informatics, economics, sociology and organizational sciences.

More info and applications on INRA web site.

Call for Papers! EFITA Congress in Montpellier, France, July 2nd – 6th

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11th edition of the EFITA CONGRESS in Montpellier, France: European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector.

CALL FOR PAPERS : It’s time for researchers and companies to send your extended abstract !

EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It was launched and is supported by the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). EFITA happens every two year, and EFITA 2017 is the 11th edition. 200 participants are expected in Montpellier, France, from around 30 countries.

More details via GODAN web site.

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Call for candidates to “Expert of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency division”

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The selected candidate will work as a part of the energy department at the General Secretariat of the Arab League (LAS). The energy department works to support and promote the development of the energy sector in the Arab region and increase Arab integration in the energy field in general, electrical and renewable energy and energy efficiency in particular.

This includes organizing, attending and participating in workshops and conferences aimed at disseminating knowledge and discussing key issues in the energy field.

In addition, the position helps applicants in develop their analytical skills and building knowledge in the energy sector, as well as the identification of key players regionally and internationally. It also assist them in developing contacts and building strong relationships with decision-makers and various organizations and institutions.

More info and application via RCREEE web site.
Deadline: 20 March 2017

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PhD Climate change, drought risk and behavioral modelling

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The Department of Water and Climate Risk offers a position for a PhD researcher for the research project ‘Global risk assessment from natural hazards’ The PhD position will be funded by the NWO Vidi global risk assessment from natural hazards.

Content of the research
Our envisaged goal is to develop an integrated hydro-behavioral model that estimates drought risks and enables the evaluation of different short-term and long-term strategies to reduce drought risk (in agriculture and water supply).

More info and application via Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam web site.
Deadline: 9 March 2017.

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Calls for Proposals | Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot

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Request for Expressions of Interest for the Regional Implementation Team

OPENING DATE: 9 February 2017

CLOSING DATE: 23 February 2017​

CEPF requests that organizations interested in serving as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot submit an expression of interest per the announcement posted here. Please also review the posted RIT terms of reference, which give a full explanation of CEPF's expectations.

The Request for Proposals should be released to eligible parties in early March 2017, with an expected due date for full proposals of approximately 30 March 2017. There will likely be subsequent clarifications and formal approval of the RIT by the CEPF Donor Council prior to award, leading to a formal contract by June 2017, with the RIT starting in July 2017.

More information via CEPF web site.

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