The International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) will be hosting the annual Northern Africa Regional Meeting (NARM) in Sunyani, Ghana, 21-26 May 2017. The theme of the meeting, hosted at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), is "Improving resilience to climate change and realizing sustainable use of land, forest, and water resources: the role of youth".
The IUFRO Special Programme for Development of Capacities (SPDC) in collaboration with the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR), South Africa, and the University of Oxford, UK, is organizing a 3-day training workshop on Systematic review in forest science, to be held as a pre-conference event in connection with the 7th Forest Science Symposium.
The African Forest Forum (AFF) based in Nairobi, Kenya, and the School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) at Bern University of Applied Sciences in Zollikofen, Switzerland, have established a partnership that supports a scholarship for capacity building of African scientists to enhance the role of forests and forestry in adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.
SAF is seeking Associate Editors for Forest Science (looking for international professionals – ideally from Latin America, Asia, and Africa). Interested individuals can apply by sending a CV to Matt Walls (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gregory Award is a scholarship which helps bring students and young professionals from outside the US and Canada to the SAF Convention. The application is attached.
Nature & Faune Journal is currently accepting manuscripts for publication in its June 2015 edition under the general theme "Forests and People: Investing in Africa’s Sustainable Future ". The Editorial Board is thus inviting Academic and Research Institutions and Development Partners to contribute brief articles (1500 words or 3 pages).
The Royal Society, in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), will open the first round of applications for Programme Grants as part of its Royal Society - DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative in November 2013. Applications will be invited in three priority areas:
· Water & Sanitation
· Renewable Energy
· Soil-related Research
The main purpose of this new programme is to assist in strengthening the collaborations between scientists based in sub-Saharan Africa.
AFF would like to recruit the following experts as consultants
- FLEGT expert
- Forest certification experts
- Green economy and LULUCF experts
- Tree germplasm experts, and
- International negotiations expert.
Application deadline is July 14, 2014!
The Forest Team at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are seeking a full-time Researcher to contribute to and further develop the research, capacity-building and policy work of the team, with particular focus on investing in locally controlled forestry in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
This is a full-time permanent position based in London. The salary for this role is Grade 4 £34,563 - £38,055 depending on experience (up to £42,941 for exceptional candidates), plus benefits.
Call for expression of interest in IFS Collaborative Research Grants 2014
Focusing on Biodiversity
The African Forest Forum (AFF) is an association of individuals who share the quest for and commitment to the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for the socio-economic wellbeing of its people and for the stability and improvement of the environment they live in.
GLOBAL FOREST WATCH ANNOUNCES NEW SMALL GRANTS FUND
- REQUEST FOR APPLICANTS -
The UN-REDD Programme is hiring, please see vacancies at www.un-redd.org
- Programme Officer - REDD+ Academy, P4 (Nairobi, Kenya)
- Regional Technical Advisor for Congo Basin, P4 (Nairobi, Kenya)
- REDD+ Safeguards Specialist and Inter-Agency Coordinator, P4 (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Programme Officer for Asia-Pacific, P3 (Bangkok, Thailand)
Deadline for applications is 25 March 2014.
The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) one of the leading Universities in the World is offering a blended programme in Business Administration and Natural Resources Management, on the campus of CSIR-FORIG in Kumasi leading to the award of a DUAL DEGREE in Master of Science in Bio-Economy and Natural Resources Management and Executive MBA. The programme operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the certificates are awarded by the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).
The UN-REDD Programme is looking for a consultant to support its activities in the field of legal preparedness for REDD+. The position is based in Rome and will involve frequent travel to developing countries. The application deadline is Wednesday 13 November 2013. The duration of the consultancy is six months, extendable.
The FAO team of the UN-REDD Programme provides legal advisory services to countries for the development of their legal frameworks for REDD+. The consultant will support this work and perform the following tasks:
The Mastercard Foundation, which is based in Canada, is funding full scholarships for students from Africa to attend the University of British Columbia, either as undergraduates or to enroll in professional Master’s programs.
From 12 – 19 November 2013, the UNIDO Institute and the Energy and Climate Change Branch will conduct a Professional Development Programme on Sustainable Energy Solutions. It will be organized in cooperation with the International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The 8 day course shall give participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with current and expected trends in sustainable energy solutions and to reflect on practical, innovative and cost effective ways to address sustainability problems within the energy industry.
Recruit of an expert for the following are required