Tailored opportunities: Call for abstracts and papers for the 2nd All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition, October, 28th-November 1st, 2019

What?

The focus of this event is on Postharvest loss and Agro-processing: Drivers of Agricultural Transformation in Africa.

Who can apply?

Anyone who can submit abstracts or papers on postharvest reduction and agro-processing related issues.

The abstract or papers should be aligned to one or more of these six subthemes:

  1. Innovation in postharvest management and agro-processing
  2. Capacity development and outreach program in postharvest management
  3. Initiatives of private sector in postharvest loss reduction and agro-processing
  4. Initiatives of public sector in postharvest loss reduction and agro-processing
  5. Public-private-partnership in postharvest management and agro-processing
  6. Youth and women empowerment through postharvest management and agro-processing

How to apply/submit?

Registration and submission will be available through online in this link: www.au.int Guidelines for the abstracts and papers preparation will be available in this website.

Benefits?

Accepted abstracts will be published in peer-reviewed congress proceedings and full papers with outstanding abstracts will be published in a special issue or edition.

Deadline? May 31st, 2019

For detailed information please visit this link: https://au.int/en/newsevents/20191028/2nd-all-africa-postharvest-congress-and-exhibition-28th-october-1st-november

For any inquiries use this official congress email: Postharvest2019@africa-union.org

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Tailored Opportunities: Doctoral Researcher in Entomology at University of Bonn

What?

The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is an institute of University of Bonn, Germany with the aim to find evidence based solutions to development issues. The ProciNut project is a research and capacity building project based in Myanmar and Madagascar and it is financed by the German Ministry of Agriculture. The project focuses on participatory action research in both countries, cross-cutting issues such as gender and transdisciplinary.

Who can apply?

  • A candidate with MSc degree preferably in Entomology or related disciplines
  • Experience in edible insect rearing/production, team player and excellent communication
  • Interested to able to work in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment and willing to travel frequently
  • Female and disabled candidates with identical qualification will be favored

How to apply?

The application should contain cover letter that contains motivation, CV, certificates, achievements in English, one sample writing, and contact details of two reference persons. This application should be in one pdf document and sent to

Dr. Simone Kriesemer and Dr. Sarah Nischalke

Senior Researchers

Center for Development Research, University of Bonn

53113 Bonn, Germany

E‐mail: sk.kriesemer@uni‐bonn.de , snischal@uni‐bonn.de

The position should be clearly marked in the subject line of the email message

Benefit?

Candidate will be offered 1000 Euro per month and all travel expenses will be covered

Deadline?

Application could be made as far as the post is online on the zef portal. Preselection of candidates will start on 25.02.2019

For more information please visit this link: https://www.zef.de/fileadmin/webfiles/downloads/vacancies/PhD_entomologyGermanySKK_20190207.pdf

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Tailored opportunities: Call for the One Planet Fellowship

What?

This fellowship was announced at the inaugural One Planet summit in Paris by president of France, Macron in order to attain the objective made by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The fellowship aims to develop the capacity of young and high potential researchers from Africa and Europe with the objective to help smallholder farmers’ adaption to climate change and including gender to own research. It has five themes and these are: 1) Monitoring and assessment, 2) Agricultural practices for managing variability and adaptation, 3) Food systems and climate change, 4) Social economic issues related to climate change and agriculture and 5) Organizations, institutions and policy framework supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture.

Who can apply?

Applicants should be:

  • Citizens Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D’lvore, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia
  • Aged 40 years or less as of April 2019, with minimum education level of bachelor’s degree
  • African resident and who actively engage in research policy or practice related to climate change and Africa’s smallholder agriculture

How to apply?

Application for this fellowship is via an online from available on the website (refer to the link at the bottom of the page)

Remark: applicants should carefully read the application criteria and the supporting documents (One Planet Fellowship Scientific Framework, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before they decide to apply.

Benefits?

Attend a series of training and scientific events such as mentoring orientation workshops, leadership and science skill courses.

Deadline? April 30, 2019

For detailed information please visit this link: https://oneplanetfellowship.org/inaugural-call-applications-one-planet-fellowship-opens

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Tailored opportunities: Call for an open online course on Research Writing in the Social Sciences

What?

AuthorAID is a free pioneering global network that provides support for researchers in low and middle income countries. This is an AuthorAID online course that was given since 2012. This course is important mainly to satisfy training needs in research writing for the social scientists. This course has benefited thousands of researchers mainly those from developing countries.

Content of the course

  • Embarking on a research project
  • Research and publication ethics
  • Evidence based for a research paper
  • Preparing to wirte a research paper
  • Writing research paper and publishing it in a journal

Who can apply?

This course is designed mainly for early career social science researchers with limited experience in publishing papers in reputable peer-reviewed journals.

How to enrol/apply?

First, the applicant need to create an INASP Moodle account he/she did not have already.

Then use this link to join the course: https://moodle.inasp.info/course/view.php?id=143

Though the course is open, enrolment can be limited by server capacity therefore it is good to register as soon as possible

Benefit?

Knowledge about the course and course certificate upon completion of the course

Course duration and deadline? February 26 to April 8, 2019 (7 weeks), and the deadline to enrol is February 26, 2019

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Tailored opportunities: PhD position to work on tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta at icipe (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology), Nairobi, Kenya.

What?

icipe is offering the PhD project working on the micro-lepidopteran moth of South American origin, the Tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, that represents the dominant and most serious pest of tomato.

Who can apply?

  • Maximum age of 36 years for men and 40 years for women by 31st December
  • Recent graduate in Microbiology/Entomology, completed less than 10 years ago at the time of application
  • BSc degree in biological Sciences with a minimum of 2nd class upper division
  • Citizen of an African country

How to apply?

The applicant should upload:

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Certified copies of official University certificates,
  • recommendation letter from the employer (if employed)

Benefit?

  • Funding for the PhD will be covered from African Union Research Grants, the 3 years training will start at 1st April 2019

Deadline? February 22, 2019

For more detailed information please follow this link: http://cbid.icipe.org/apps/tomato-leafminer-2019/index.php

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