Thursday, 24 January 2008

African Climate Change Fellowships

A new program of African Climate Change Fellowships is being launched to offer experiential learning, education, research and training opportunities to African professionals, researchers and graduate students that will build their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa. Participating Fellows will receive small grants to undertake Policy Fellowships, Doctoral Research Fellowships, Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Teaching Fellowships. The Fellowship grants will enable Fellows to visit other institutions for 2 to 12 months to learn what others are doing to manage climate risks and adapt to climate change, how they assess and prioritize climate risks, current practices for designing and implementing adaptation projects, and approaches for integrating adaptation with program planning and policy; to undertake research that supports adaptation decision making; and to develop and implement curricula for integrating climate change and climate change adaptation into graduate level education.

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program is coordinated by the global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training (START), the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) at the University of Dar es Salaam, and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) provides financial support for the Fellowship program under its Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program

Environmental change in Africa - call for proposals 2008PACOM, the Pan-African Committee for START, calls for research proposals related to environmental change from African research community. Priority will be assigned to proposals that focus on the following three themes: Climate Variability & Climate Change; Impacts/ Adaptations/Vulnerability to Climate Change; Land Use Change/ Ecosystems/ Biogeochemical Change/ Biodiversity.

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