TUM Summer School on Energy, Water and Food Technologies in Africa

The first TUM Summer School on Energy, Water and Food Technologies in Africa, named “Development by Innovation” will be hosted from October 2 to October 13 2017 at TUM Campus Garching.

The Summer School aims to create innovative concepts for sustainable Energy, Water- and Food supply in interdisciplinary and international teams with students from African partner universities.

During the first week, TUM scientists will provide theoretical knowledge and teach active approaches regarding decentralized food, water and energy technologies and their utilization in Africa. The second week then allows for interdisciplinary student teams to put their knowledge into practice and develop a concept of application for a certain region in Africa. The concepts will be published and, potentially, presented at international symposia and conferences.

Graduate students and doctoral candidates from all recognized African universities and TUM students from the fields of energy or water engineering, economics, life science or social science with a strong focus on the energy-water-food-nexus who are fluent in English are able to apply.

The application deadline is 30 June 2017.

If you are interested in participating, please find more information on the homepage of the program.

Source: https://www.wi.tum.de/tum-summer-school-energy-water-food-technologies-africa

Call for Young African Media Professionals

As part of the inclusion and mainstreaming of youth, the AUC will engage 10 young media professionals across the regions of Africa to consult with a demographic dividend expert on Africa’s demographic dividend agenda, and contribute to the narrative on the framing of the DD. The activity will entail the creation of a comprehensive media campaign strategy for the popularization of the demographic dividend among youth to facilitate ownership.

The proposed campaign will contribute to the discourse around the standardization and framing of the Demographic Dividend agenda to reflect the African reality. Framing the Demographic Dividend according to the realities of Africans will happen on the continental, regional and national levels, and will entail engagements with various stakeholders in Africa including Heads of States, Parliamentarians, Ministers, Private sector stakeholders, and the African Youth.
As a starting point, the AUC therefore proposes a comprehensive media campaign focusing on engagement with the African Youth, which will be owned and run by young Africans.

Why the consultation?

The consultation aims to provide a platform to launch continuous engagement of Africa’s young people in the discourse of framing the Demographic Dividend agenda to reflect the African reality. Specifically, the consultation aims to:
– Evaluate opportunities to engage young people, particularly non-conventional platforms and networks.
– Devise strategies for the provision of relatable information to young Africans on the Demographic Dividend, and stimulate awareness at the grassroots level.
– Empower audiences at different levels to understand and take ownership of the Demographic Dividend agenda.



Nomination open for THE EQUALS IN TECH AWARDS

The annual award by ITU and UN Women recognizes work around the globe helping to narrow the gender digital divide in three areas:

Initiatives focused on new legislation, policy frameworks or internal corporate strategy to improve women’s digital technology access, connectivity and security.

Initiatives encouraging more women in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and math), focusing on the development of more relevant content, and addressing and overcoming cultural and social barriers that women face when entering STEM education.

Initiatives that promote gender equality in ICT careers, especially initiatives where girls and women are cultivated as creators, developers, leaders and decision-makers.

Nominations are open from 16 June to 15 September 2017.

Source: http://equals.org/awards

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship


  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens
Areas of research:
  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering research
  • Social sciences and/or humanities research
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students.

Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies

Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: academic excellence, research potential, and leadership

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Nomination submission deadline: November 1, 2017

Nominate or Apply for The Global Teacher Prize 2018

The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1 million award presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.

The prize serves to underline the importance of educators and the fact that, throughout the world, their efforts deserve to be recognised and celebrated. It seeks to acknowledge the impacts of the very best teachers – not only on their students but on the communities around them.

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Consultancy: Evaluation and Baseline Survey of Integrated Livelihoods, Camp Management and Protection Projects In Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarug

Focus of the Evaluation and Baseline Survey

The proposed Evaluation is focusing on two closely related projects: a) The DFID funded “Enhancing a Protective Environment through Community Driven Mechanisms in Camps for Refugees in Tanzania” and b) The ECHO (phase one) funded “Enhancing protective environment for Burundian refugees in Northwestern Tanzania”. The proposed Baseline survey focuses on the ECHO (Phase two) project and is primarily intended to establish baseline targets for the key performance indicators. The ECHO Phase one evaluation is closely linked to the Baseline for ECHO phase two in the sense that some of the indicators being measured in the former will constitute the baseline targets for the latter. Indeed, the interventions in both projects are more or less similar.

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