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Creating positive visions for southern Africa

Highlights: 1) There is a need for positive visions of the future to counteract the negative narratives that surround us every day and influence our actions 2) Based on “Seeds of Good Anthropocenes”, a diverse mix of scientists, artists and changemakers created hopeful future scenarios for southern Africa at a creative visioning workshop held in […]

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Research coordinator for the Durban Research Action Partnership

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE RESEARCH COORDINATOR FOR THE DURBAN RESEARCH ACTION PARTNERSHIP (PEROMNES GRADE 8) THREE YEAR FIXED TERM APPOINTMENT SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES PIETERMARITZBURG CAMPUS REF NO. LS03/2017 The School seeks a Research Coordinator to assist the NRF Chair in the successful implementation of the eThekwini-UKZN research partnership by coordinating all research […]

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Internship: Emerging Professional for Climate Change – deadline 21 April

Internship: Emerging Professional for Climate Change This internship position has opened at the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD), an NGO based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. This position will form part of the AWARD team within the USAID RESILIM-Olifants program, the purpose being to reduce vulnerability through building improved transboundary governance and management of […]

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Vacancy: 1-year post-doctoral researcher for the “World In 2050” based in Stockholm at Future Earth

Future Earth has a great opportunity for a 1-year post doc at Future Earth (a Future Earth Fellow). The successful candidate will focus on global sustainability synthesis in a key area relevant to the “World In 2050” (TWI2050) project and develop closer links between Future Earth’s Earth system modelling communities and TWI2050. Find out more […]

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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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