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The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. Their 2014 Annual Report provides a broad and comprehensive summary of their activities and operating information.

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AAPS content partner UrbanAfrica.net is posting daily reports from the proceedings of the 2015 Africities Summit of African city leaders and local governments being held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Follow the news and discussions here.

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The South African Cities Network (SACN) has published a report on the current and future state of urban food security in South Africa. The report is available for download here.

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As part of De Montfort University's VC2020 lectureship programme, the Department of Politics and Public Policy is looking to appoint an outstanding early career researcher to a lectureship in public policy, with a specialism in urban studies.

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The fourth State of City Finances report from the South African Cities Network (SACN) shows cities' financial management continues to improve, that the nationally determined cost of electricity is presenting affordability challenges for cities and households, and that transforming urban environments will require increasing and ongoing financial support.

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Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has recently published its annual report for the period 2014-2015. 

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The University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) has advertised Researcher/Senior Researcher positions to work on the theme of urban spatial change.

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The International Journal of E-Planning Research invites abstract submissions for its first annual conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 31 March to 1 April 2016, at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.

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The Everyday African Urbanism programme of the Africa Centre has published a report on the dynamics of food security and access in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

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Contribute to Amplify's Urban Resilience Challenge to help urban slum communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change.

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The AUC, OSAA, ECA, and UNIDO have issued a joint communiqué arguing for the importance of industrialization and urbanization for African development.

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published an introductory booklet outlining the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame the global development agenda for the next 15 years.

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The University of Zambia (UNZA) recently launched the Centre for Urban Research and Planning (CURP), an exciting new urban research initiative seeking to promote community-based approaches to research and settlement upgrading.

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The internationally recognized sociologist, gender specialist and prolific writer Prof Raewyn Connell recent released a free e-booklet entitled 'Writing for Research: Advice on Principles and Practice'. 

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Cities Alliance has issued a request for proposals for a research project on 'The role of the informal economy in city growth in the context of Uganda'.

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UN-Habitat, through the Support to the Sustainable Urban Development Sector in Kenya project (2012 to 2015), is supporting urban planning schools in Kenya to improve the quality of planning education.

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The Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) seeks highly capable scholars to undertake PhD studies on urban issues.

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The DPU is looking for a Research Assistant to support Dr Cassidy Johnson and Dr Colin Marx, co-investigators in the research project entitled 'Reducing Relocation Risk'. The project is funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). DPU is the lead institution on the project and the project partners are Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), India, the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO), Costa Rica and Makerere University, Uganda.

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The City of Kigali is seeking to a highly qualified and experienced expert planner for the position of project coordinator for the Kigali Urban Development Project.

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The MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design is a double-degree master's program jointly organized by the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University in Cairo with one year in Stuttgart University and another year at Ain Shams University in Cairo.

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