Tailored opportunities: Climate change adaptation and agriculture a Massive Open Online Course For Free

What?

 The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is part of a work-programme of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme, a joint effort led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support countries to integrate and address climate change concerns as they affect agricultural sector-based livelihoods in national and sectoral planning and budgeting processes.

Topics of the course Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Week 1: Introduction to climate change adaptation, agriculture and food security

Week 2: International Frameworks and National Adaptation Planning

Week 3: Identifying and assessing climate change impacts and risks

Week 4: Identifying and prioritizing climate adaptation options

Week 5: Governance, coordination and finance

Week 6: Communications, monitoring and evaluation

Who?

 “The course is an important learning opportunity for climate change practitioners, academics, students and government representatives interested in increasing their knowledge on what it means to incorporate climate change risks into planning and budgeting processes involving the agriculture sector.”

What is required?

2-3 hours / week

No prior knowledge is required to join the course.

To register the MOOC, please visit: napmooc.uncclearn.org

Benefit?

The course will be taught by leading experts from different disciplines and it is free

Upon completion of all required activities, participants will receive a certificate from FAO, UNDP and UNITAR.

When?

The course will run from 13 November to 22 December 2017

For more information: http://www.adaptation-undp.org/undp-and-fao-join-launch-new-online-course-climate-change-and-agriculture#.WcJKFVj9DDI.twitter

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Tailored opportunities: Call for concept note (NoRAD funds for Women’s Rights)

What?

The Norwegian Govenrment’s NoRAD fund will provide a fund of 25-30 Million NOK for proposals focusing on the following

  1. Funds for supporting the followup of 1325-Women, Peace and Security
  2. Women’s rights and gender equality (Women’s economic participation and empowerment and Women’s political participation and Empowerment)

 

Who?

  • pplicant must be an independent legal entity with its own articles of association and a responsible board. The board should be administratively separate from the day-to-day operations of the organization;
  • National and International civil society organizations and networks may apply. National or regional south based organizations or south based networks will be prioritized;
  • Have an adequate economic base for the work to be carried out, and the necessary technical and administrative competence to implement the projects;
  • For projects with field-based operations: Have an established cooperation with local partners;
  • Have documented experience and expertise within the prioritized thematic areas for this grant scheme;
  • The proposal must have women’s rights and gender equality as the main objective;
  • The proposal must be within the priority themes specified above;
  • The period of support is one to three years;
  • Adhere to the four cross- cutting issues in Norwegian development cooperation: human rights, women’s rights and gender equality, environment and climate change, and anti-corruption. The organization must demonstrate that they have analysed potential risks associated with the planned project/programme and whether it will potentially have a negative impact on the cross-cutting

How?

The application process will consist of two parts:

  • In the first round, applicants are invited to submit a concept paper. The deadline for the first round will be October 15, 2017. See template of Concept noteand organisational self assessment.
  • Based on the Concept Paper, selected candidates will be invited to submit a full project proposal. The deadline will be December 15, 2017.
  • Please submit your application (using the required templates) with attachments electronically to postmottak@norad.no.

When?

The deadline for submission of concept notes is 15 October 2017

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Tailored opportunities: Postdoc in Rangeland Management and Grazing Ecology (University of Hohenheim)

What?

The department of Animal Nutrition and Rangeland Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, wants to hire a researcher for Postdoctoral position (13 TV-L, 100%) in the field of Rangeland Management and Grazing Ecology starting December 2017.  Successful candidate will be expected to 1. Developing research proposals and conducting research with the focus on rangeland management and plant-livestock interactions in grazing-based livestock systems; 2. Contributing to English master courses on rangeland management and resource use in livestock systems; and 3. Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and doctoral students. The contract is for one year with a possiblity of extension.

Who? 

The conApplicants must have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline such as range or grazing ecology, vegetation science, and/or ethology. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in modern approaches to study rangeland vegetation, grazing behaviour and/or the nutritional status of grazing animals. He/she demonstrates good skills in English language (both written and oral) and scientific writing. Experience in field research (in tropical countries) is advantageous. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

 How?

Send your application including a letter of motivation, CV, a list of publications, and an abstract of main research interests to: Jun. Prof. Uta Dickhoefer, Animal Nutrition and Rangeland Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany.

When?

The application deadline: 15 October 2017

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Tailored opportunities: 45 Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) PhD Scholarships in Germany

What?

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students. Course level is PhD and the study will be given at University of Mannheim. The field study include center for Doctoral Studies in Business (CDSB) such as Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operation Management and Taxation. Center of Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE) that is Economics, and Center for Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences (CDSS) including Psychology, Sociology and Political Science.

Who?

International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

What is required?

  • Master’s degree (research oriented) or excellent Bachelor’s degree in the respective field
  • Letter of motivation explaining why you want to join one of our programs
  • Two letters of recommendation from university professors
  • Test scores Business Program: GMAT or GRE (preferably GMAT) Economics Program: GRE Social Sciences Program: TOEFL
  • Writing sample (e.g. a paper you have written during your studies)

Benefits?

The scholarship comprises a monthly living allowance of 1200 Euros.

When?

Deadline: 31 March 2018

 More information about the application:

https://gess.uni-mannheim.de/?utm_source=sclrship.com

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Tailored opportunities: Four Doctoral Positions in Germany

What?

The interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) 1808 “Ambiguity – Production and Perception” Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen offers a PhD Position (TV-L E13, 65%). The maximum period of employment is three years. Females are particularly encouraged to apply. The required field includes Language and Cultural Studies, Law, Economics, and Social Sciences and Arts, Music and Sport.

What is required?

The discipline of the applicants consist of English Literary Studies, English Linguistics, German Literary Studies, German Linguistics (including Psycholinguistics), Legal Studies, Classical Philology, Cognitive Modelling; Psychology, General Rhetoric, Romance Linguistics, Protestant Theology (New Testament). Doctoral students are expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary activities of the RTG, including the TInCAP database of ambiguity phenomena.

Application procedure?

Applications should be either in German or English and should include cover letter, a research proposal (maximum 5 pages), signed CV, University degrees and transcripts of individual grades as well as one letter of recommendation and the names and email addresses of two further referees (university professors) are to be sent in digital form (one pdf document) by November 30, 2017, under the reference RTG “Ambiguity: Production and Perception” to the speaker of the

RTG, Professor Matthias Bauer: m.bauer@uni-tuebingen.de. Job interviews for successful candidates will be held in Tübingen. For information on the application procedure, please contact inken.armbrust@uni-tuebingen.de.

Benefit of the position?

Doctoral students will enjoy excellent conditions in an interdisciplinary environment and will participate in a systematically structured curriculum, comprising project-oriented guidance in small teams as well as activities of the entire Research Training Group, including a practice-based programme. The PhD Students will be employed through the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

When?

Application deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2017

More information about the application can be found here:

http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/forschung/forschungsschwerpunkte/graduiertenkollegs/grk-1808-ambiguitaet-produktion-und-rezeption/ausschreibung.html

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Tailored opportunities: Free online course (with certificate) on Information Literacy and Access to Global Research in Agriculture

What ?

the AGORA Team is pleased to offer an online course for AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture), one of the four programmes of Research4LifeThe online course – provided by the Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division (DPS) at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).   The course will help you improve your competence and ability in accessing relevant and timely global online resources in agricultural research.

Who?

The course targets researchers, academics, research officers, librarians, IT specialists, other practitioners and students from AGORA eligible institutions in eligible countries. Anyone working or studying in agricultural and related sciences can apply for the course. Priority is given to anyone from Research4Life eligible countries, Group A and Group B respectively.

How?

By submitting this online form, applicants DECLARE that their supervisor/manager/the person – to whom they report at their workplace – approves their participation in the “Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture” Online Course and allows them to dedicate about 15 hours in total during the two weeks of the course.

When?

The online application form will be available until 8 October 2017

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