Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities – School of Natural Resources and Environment – The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan announces two post-doctoral research opportunities, beginning August or September 2015 and focusing on land-cover, social, and livelihood impacts of (1) large-scale land transactions and (2) forest sector investments in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America through statistical analysis of remote sensing and social survey data.
La Fondation Martine Aublet, sous l’égide de la Fondation de France, offre, pour l’année universitaire 2015-2016, une douzaine de bourses de recherche doctorale à des étudiants inscrits en troisième cycle dans un établissement d’enseignement supérieur français ou en co-tutelle avec une université étrangère.
Dubbed as the year of Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance, 2013 saw many African countries celebrate their 50th anniversary of independence. Looking at its past, present and future developments, an air of optimism and determination has indeed pervaded the continent. While the Africa emerging narrative cannot be gainsaid, new challenges have also cropped up particularly in the area of peace, security and development. Terrorism and the rise of insurgent groups such as Al Shabab and Boko Haram, continued environmental and climate change, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa all constitute a threat to continental peace, security and development.The setbacks are far-reaching and overwhelming to existing structures.
CODESRIA is a Pan-African membership research organization established in 1973 with the broad goal of promoting the work of African and Diaspora social scientists. A key goal of CODESRIA at its inception was to increase African contributions to social scientific work on the continent, in an era when scholars from outside of Africa dominated efforts at understanding the continent. Funding research by African scholars and publishing the results of such work were key tools in this struggle.
Le 7 février 2015, Guillaume Lachenal, historien des sciences, était invité par le Centre de Réflexion sur l’Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires (CRASH) de la Fondation Médecins Sans Frontières afin de présenter son dernier ouvrage: Le médicament qui devait sauver l’Afrique”.