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!!! Invitation to Afromaison final event, PLEASE REGISTER !!!


The Afromaison final event will consist of two events on two consecutive days: a policy event in Brussels, Belgium on the 15th of May 2014 and an international symposium and workshops on the 16th of May 2014 in Delft, the Netherlands.


15th May 2014, Brussels – Belgium
Policy event: TAKING INNOVATIVE TOOLS AND APPROACHES FOR IMPROVED INRM FORWARD
Keynotes given by selected experts will provide an update on the ongoing debate with regard to Natural Resource Management in Africa, these keynotes will be followed by panel discussions where we will go more in depth, share findings and insights and plant the seeds for new initiatives and collaboration to further contribute to putting integrated water resource management in practice.
Panel 1)  Implementing INRM in Africa: issues and challenges
Panel 2)  Economic instruments and incentives for INRM
Panel 3)  AFROMAISON session on science-policy interface and research demands

REGISTER NOW: www.afromaison.net/registration



16th May 2014, Delft – The Netherlands
International symposium and workshops: "TOOLS FOR INTEGRATED NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA"
Workshops will be given on AfroMaison tools and approaches, including tools for Spatial planning, tools for choosing and fitting incentives in NRM strategies, tools for managing and sharing spatial data, and a special session on participatory planning for INRM with demonstrations on using WAT-A-Game (Mpan’Game, Uganda), COOPLAN and other participatory planning tools.

REGISTER NOW: www.unesco-ihe.org/afromaison-international-symposium-0


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AFROMAISON international symposium and workshops on "Tools for integrated natural resources management in Africa" (16 May 2014)


This event is part of the end-meetings for the AFROMAISON project "Africa at meso-scale: Adaptive and integrated tools and strategies on natural resources management" which was funded by the 7th Framework Program of the European Union.

AFROMAISON aimed to propose concrete strategies for integrated natural resources management in Africa in order to adapt to the consequences of climate change. AFROMAISON elaborated sustainable solutions for communities and authorities in their operational management and strategic policy of natural (water) resources, and help them in their fight against climate change. The consoritum consists of Antea (Belgium), ICRAF (Kenya), INR (South Africa), OSS (Tunisia), IHE (Netherlands), PIK (Germany), WI (Netherlands), IWMI (Sri Lanka), UniGe/GRID (Switzerland), 2IE (Burkina Faso), CIRAD (France), UKZN (South Africa), A&W (Netherlands), MMU (Uganda), UA (Belgium), CEMAGREF/IRD (France, InterSus (Germany) .

In the morning, training workshops are organised by the AFROMAISON consortium, whereas in the afternoon, oral presentations are scheduled based on abstract submissions (open call). Registrations and submission of abstract for oral presentations for the afternoon programme can be done till the end of March following the link below:
http://www.unesco-ihe.org/afromaison-international-symposium-0

Research Africa is offering internship at its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa starting from January 2013


Research Africa is offering African science journalists—or African scientists with a proven track record in journalism—an intensive seven-month science journalism internship at its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa.

The internship will start in January 2013. The successful applicant will spend their time honing their journalism skills in Cape Town and at Research Africa's sister offices in London, as well as go on a reporting trip to an African country.The intern will work with Research Africa's excellent editorial team which produces news and analysis on African research funding and science trends on the continent.

Research Africa will cover the costs of travel to and from South Africa, accommodation and a small stipend. Visa costs will be reimbursed if valid receipts are submitted. The internship is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) as one of their five science journalism awards.

Applicants need to propose a short research project that they will carry out during their internship. This should investigate a topical issue related to the popularization of research in Africa. Applicants must also submit their curriculum vitae, three recent articles (print or electronic) and a letter of permission from their line manager confirming that they would be allowed to take seven months off work (paid or unpaid leave). Applicants should be mature, self-motivated and independent, with fluent written and spoken English and a high degree of numeracy. They should be computer literate. Competence in both PC and Mac environments is recommended.

Please email application, including certified copies of academic degrees, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: Research Africa-IDRC science journalism internship.

Application Deadline: 20 November 2012.

Research Africa is also offering a intensive seven-month research communication internship at its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa.

The internship will start in January 2013, and is open for a communicator based at an African university, think tank or research institute. Suitable applicants include press officers, research managers and outreach staff. The successful applicant will get a deep understanding of how the media works by assisting Research Africa's excellent editorial team. They will write and research articles for the Research Africa newsletter about academic life in African research institutions, as well as seek and test strategies to popularise research, and the activities in various national contexts that promote research and scientific communication.

Research Africa will cover the costs of travel to and from South Africa, accommodation and a small stipend. Visa costs will be reimbursed if valid receipts are submitted. The internship is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) as one of their five awards in science journalism.

Applicants need to propose a short research project that they will carry out during their internship. This should investigate a topical issue related to the popularization of research in Africa. Applicants must also submit their curriculum vitae, recent examples of their communication work (print or electronic), and a letter of permission from their line manager confirming that they would be allowed to take seven months off work (paid or unpaid leave). Applicants should be mature, self-motivated and independent, with fluent written and spoken English and a high degree of numeracy. They should be computer literate. Competence in both PC and Mac environments is recommended.

Please email application, including certified copies of academic degrees, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: Research Africa-IDRC research communication internship.

Application Deadline: 20 November 2012


In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154). In reflection of this declaration, the 2013 World Water Day, which will take place on 22 March 2013, also will be dedicated to water cooperation. Read more...


MMU-Afromaison Stakeholders Workshop:


Organized by the Case study leaders and researchers of Mountains of the Moon Univeristy: Prof Arsen Semana, Rudy Lemmens, Clovis Kabaseke, and Moses Muhumuza.
At St Joseph Inn, Fort Portal, Uganda

From the 31st of July to the 1st of August 2012



Invited:


29 Mesoscale concerned INRM key role players, distributed over the four districts of the Rwenzori region: Kabarole, Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo. Out of these 29 participants, 13 already participated to the previous workshop (Kasunga, April 2012)
Assisted by Work Packages representatives for WP7 Nils Ferrand, Géraldine Abrami and Emeline HASSENFORDER and other AfroMaison case studies representatives, for Ethiopia Mulugeta LEMENIH, for Mali Mori DIALLO, for Tunisia Inès GHAZOUANI and for South Africa Sian WALDRON.



Objectives:


Objective of this workshop is to comments and feedback on the strategies designed during the previous workshop, test the feasibility of the strategies with a game developed by Clovis KABASEKE, debrief and plan next actions, including how to implement the strategies in the Rwenzori region.


Download the powerpoint of the St Joseph Inn stakeholders’ workshop.