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The city of Paynesville (Liberia) seeks to hire a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) to provide technical leadership on resilience building. The CRO will be a key advisor to the Mayor of Paynesville and other heads of departments to mainstream resilience in all activities of the city. The CRO will be the primary point of contact for the development, advancement and implementation of the city’s resilience strategy.

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The Universities of Fort Hare, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal are offering postgraduate bursaries for students interested in conducting research on the relationship between the water-energy-food nexus and sustainable livelihoods in South Africa.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam has launched an online course entitled 'Planning for climate change in African cities'. The course is now open for registration.

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The Middle Class Urbanism project and Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, invite submissions for an international conference themed 'Middle Class Urbanism in the Global South: Routes, Shapes and Aspirations'.

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Two PhD researchers have the opportunity to undertake 'embedded research' on transportation in Cape Town, South Africa, through a collaborative partnership between the City of Cape Town and the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town.

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A team of researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand have called for contributions to a new edited book volume entitled Densification: Plans, Practices and Realities in Greater Johannesburg.

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Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions funded by the South African Department of Human Settlements, and linked to the new NRF Research Chair in Human Settlement at Mangosuthu University of Technology (Durban, South Africa).

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A new 'resource kit' released by the South African National Upgrading Support Programme (NUSP) provides the latest thinking, information and approach to undertaking informal settlement upgrading, as well as training materials, to enhance the ability of practitioners and key stakeholders to implement upgrading initiatives.

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The African Centre for Cities (University of Cape Town) has advertised a post-doctoral research fellowship linked to its new master's programme in southern urbanism.

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Holon Institute of Technology (Holon, Israel), in collaboration with Centre Yavné (Bordeaux, France), will host an international photography exhibition of street signage in urban Africa and Israel/Palestine, and has called for submissions.

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Seeking to address the knowledge vacuum generated by the multitude of environmental, economic and social crises manifesting in cities in the Global South due to rapid urbanisation, the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town has launched a new master's degree in southern urbanism.

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The African Development Bank had called for applications for its post of Chief Urban Planning Officer.

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The University of Venda (South Africa) has advertised four positions in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

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The African Centre for Cities is pleased to launch a new publication, Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide. The guide has been written by Stephen Berrisford and the late Patrick McAuslan, to provide hands-on guidance to officials, practitioners and researchers working on the urgent task of improving, modernizing and rationalizing urban legislation in the sub-Saharan region.

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering up to six scholarships for postgraduate study tenable at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) located in Kumasi, Ghana.

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With funding from the Moore Foundation, the Alfred Katz School for Desert Studies (Sde Boqer Campus, Ben-Gurion University) is offering full scholarships to students from developing countries to undertake postgraduate studies in Desert Envrionmental Studies.

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The Wits-TUB Urban Lab has called for applications for a series of master's scholarships. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

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The Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University welcomes applications for two doctoral positions in geography, with an emphasis on human geography. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2017.

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The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) has advertised a post-doctoral research associate position for an ESRC project on how increased engagement by China and other 'non-traditional' donors is impacting African cities.

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The Nordic Africa Institute has advertised three senior researcher and programme coordinator positions linked to new resesarch projects commencing in 2017.

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