West Africa Nodal Office (GLP-NOWA)

Scientific and Innovation Pole

University Felix Houphouet Boigny (UFHB)
Abidjan
Ivory Coast

Focus on: Research and training on land systems and related discipline (Climate Change, Biodiversity, and landscape ecology) at the national and regional levels, on behalf of the GLP and Future Earth.

People in This Office

 

Events

 

November

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Monday, November 5, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, November 8, 2018 (All day)

From November 5-8, 2018, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in for International Data Week (IDW). The theme of this landmark event is ‘Digital Frontiers of Global Science’. As such, the International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and innovation.

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Jobs

 

One Planet Fellowship for African researchers

BNP Paribas Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in partnership with the Agropolis Foundation, and under the auspices of the French ministry of Higher education, Research and Innovation, today announced the creation of One Planet Fellowship, a $15 million 5-year programme.

Mapping the different types of forest of the Congo Basin by high resolution satellite remote sensing

Université catholique de Louvain

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

The successful applicants for this position with the Université catholique de Louvain will be in charge of the necessary satellite remote sensing development and of the production of national forest maps for the 10 countries of the Congo Basin (Central Africa).

Socio-anthropological Field Researcher (Consultancy)

Rainforest Foundation UK

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Friday, June 9, 2017

This research aims to observe and document local social and institutional practices and processes relating to the establishment of community forests, and from this to capture learnings and propose best practices and effective methodologies and tools for use in RFUK’s community forests project in DRC.

Research Coordinator at IFPRI Africa

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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Friday, March 31, 2017

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified Research Coordinator I for the West and Central Africa Office for a two-year, fixed-term appointment. This position will be based in Dakar, Senegal.

News

 
April 16, 2018

Martin Brandt, along with SSC Fellow Ole Mertz and GLP Member Stephanie Herrmann, published an article in Nature Geoscience this month on macroscale assessments of the impact of management and climate on woody cover for drylands. They concluded that agricultural expansion causes a considerable reduction of trees in woodlands, but observations in Sahel indicate that villagers safeguard trees on nearby farmlands which contradicts simplistic ideas of a high negative correlation between population density and woody cover.

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March 19, 2018

As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” (LIRA 2030 Africa) programme, the International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will support up to 11 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) that will that explore integrated approaches for sustainable urban development in Africa.

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March 19, 2018

This is a call for papers for two sessions at SciDataCon (Scientific Data Conference), which will take place 5-8 November in Gaborone, Botswana, as part of the ICSU-RDA International Data Week. The deadline for submissions is April 30.

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GLP News

January 18, 2018

The organizers are seeking proposals for sessions that encourage active participation and open dialogue among attendees. Sessions should seek to draw on diverse perspectives from research, policy and practice and focus on African priorities and actions. Proposals that originate from African-based applicants or that have a strong link to local, national and regional African contexts are preferred, though other proposals will be considered.

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