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‘Learning for Landscapes’: Insights on stewardship and collaboration from a recent knowledge co-production workshop

This article by SAPECS Researcher Jessica Cockburn reflects on a recent workshop held with practitioners working on collaborative landscape-scale stewardship initiatives across South Africa. We came from all different corners of South Africa to find common ground: …all the way from the West Coast: fynbos vegetation, commercial potato farmers and precious estuaries… all the way […]

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Vacancy: Deputy Director, African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town

Deputy Director, African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town (UCT) (Associate Professor or Professor level, 5 year contract) Application information: https://www.uct.ac.za/about/intro/vacancies/external Closing date 28 Feb 2017   ACDI information: http://www.acdi.uct.ac.za UCT information: http://www.uct.ac.za Informal enquiries: ACDI Director, Prof Mark New, mark.new@uct.ac.za   The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) was established in […]

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Colloquium on Resilience for Development, 8-10 May, Johannesburg

Colloquium on  RESILIENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT Assessment Methods and Transformation Practices 08 – 10 May 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa We are thrilled to announce a colloquium on “Resilience for Development”, hosted by SAPECS in collaboration with the GRAID (Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development) initiative, and held on 8-10 May 2017 in Johannesburg. The […]

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Senior Position in Department of Environmental Science, Grahamstown

Associate Professor/Professor/Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Department of Environmental Science Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape  R 766066 Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Department of Environmental Science (5 year contract) Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups to apply. Spouses and partners of existing […]

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MSc opportunity in conservation agriculture at Rhodes University

MSc project on conservation agriculture as part the Rhodes University Sustainable Land Management for Rural Resilience Project (GEF5 Project, Eastern Cape) (Download the original advert here.) Project overview and responsibilities An MSc in the field of conservation agriculture is being offered by the Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes University, as part of a Sustainable Land […]

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Research on bundles of human well-being in South Africa

Areas with high levels of direct ecosystem service use among households coincides with areas characterized by relatively low levels of human well-being Ecosystem services and human well-being are closely interlinked. After all, ecosystem services are benefits that nature provides to humans, and human well-being is dependent on natural provisions such as clean drinking water. While […]

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Three open positions at the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)

Country Programme Directors: Botswana, Lesotho and Malawi The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the role of Country Programme Directors in Botswana, Lesotho and Malawi for an anticipated three-year funded programme to strengthen democratic structures and institutions of political parties in each of these SADC countries, with […]

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Renewable Energy postdoc at Stellenbosch University

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Complex Systems in Transition is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position for anyone with a PhD who is interested in focusing on the financial dimensions of South Africa’s renewable energy programme (REIPPPP). Introduction to the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition The Centre for Complex Systems […]

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PhD position in agroecology with a focus on South African landscapes – University of Goettingen

PhD position in agroecology at the University of Goettingen (Germany), with a focus on South African landscapes “A biodiversity hotspot faces intensification of viticulture: The role of fynbos remnants for the conservation of butterflies”   Start: 15th April 2017. 3-year position (TV-L E13 65%) Biodiversity hotspots are global priority areas for nature conservation, as they […]

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Applications open: SERSD MSc programme at the Stockholm Resilience Centre

The Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden offers a 2-year Master’s Programme on Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development (SERSD), starting in autumn (northern hemisphere) every year. The programme aims to enhance students’ knowledge of the complex interactions between ecological and social dynamics in the context of change and uncertainty. In the 2-year Master’s programme students are introduced to multiple research approaches […]

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