RUFORUM has released the 2nd call for Sentinel (Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture Project) PhDs scholarships, see the attached document for more information. The call can also be accessed through this link https://www.sentinel-gcrf.org/are-you-looking-for-doctoral-research-opportunity.
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(Deadline: December 1, 2018)
For the 2019 – 2020 academic year, TU Delft Global Initiative will once again offer 4 Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships to talented, motivated and broadly interested students. The Global Initiative aims to support capacity building in the Global South and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable global development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft.
Check out if you're eligible for the scholarship, and apply before HERE
You can also ask for more information at Education Service Centre
For a food-secure future, the world needs young people with an interest in science, research, and agriculture. But in an increasingly urbanized environment, agricultural is rarely at the forefront of attractive career options for youth.
At the Crawford Fund Annual Conference, held in Canberra last month, 40 early agricultural researchers received scholarships to attend the conference and engage with established researchers in this space — to understand career prospects as well as the impact their work can make.
Cathy Reade, director of outreach with the Crawford Fund, has spent years working to promote agricultural research and prospective careers that can support developing countries and create a food-secure future. Youth involvement is key to addressing knowledge gaps in an increasingly ageing sector.
The scholarships aim to encourage broad participation from disciplines associated with food security — including agricultu... Read more
The GENES Project was established in anticipation of the need to increase the number of plant breeders who can use genomics. GENES is funded by the Intra-Africa Program of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission. The consortium intends to:
1) Produce for Africa 10 world-class PhD holders molecular plant breeders who will accelerate cultivar development to adapt to current and future challenges related to climate change and food and nutrition security;
2) Train 36 MSc holders genomics scientists and 8 support staff with strong capacity in cultivar development and new molecular breeding approaches to increase knowledge and prospects of improving major crops including cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits, and bio-fuels used in Africa for food and nutrition security and the crop production industry;
3) Harmonize training programs and research agenda of the consortium members (universities) on the use of geno... Read more
The Pan African University ( PAU) is the culmination of continental initiatives of the Commission of the African Union to revitalize higher education and research in Africa. It is a project that will exemplify excellence, enhance the attractiveness and global competitiveness of African higher education and research and establish the African University at the core of Africa’s development.
Visit http://www.pau-au.net to apply
The International Center for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) is offering two interesting courses on Agricultural Higher Education and Research in Oct-Nov 2016. These courses are highly valued by professionals working in agricultural research, higher education, outreach and agribusiness.
1. Learning, action research and outreach for inclusive development - Boosting competencies in higher education.
You can APPLY HERE
2.Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges
You can APPLY HERE
ICRA renforce la capacité d'innovation en fournissant une formation et de coaching aux individus et aux équipes. Dans la période Mars à Juin 2016, nous avons 3 cours intéressants , aux Pays-Bas . Ces cours sont très appréciés par nos participants , les professionnels qui travaillent dans la recherche agricole , l'agro-industrie , l'enseignement supérieur et de sensibilisation.English courses here
ICRA (International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture) strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to individuals and teams. In the period March to June 2016 we have 3 interesting courses, in the Netherlands. These courses are highly valued by our participants, professionals working in agricultural research, agri-business, higher education and outreach.
The following courses are OPEN for application NOW (click for more information):