Opportunities

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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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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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 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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The Academy for African Urban Diversity is a joint project of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand, the African Center for Cities at the University of Cape Town, and the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

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In September 2017, Arctic Infrastructure (AI) and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nigeria will host the 'Lagos Development Envision Lab', a residence training programme bringing together selected talented youth from informal settlements with young built environment professionals to share knowledge on alternative development strategies for the city of Lagos.

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With the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016, it is imperative to ensure that science can effectively contribute to the implementation of this Agenda.

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The Nordic Africa Institute has called for applications for its 2018 Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme for scholars based in Africa.

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