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UNU-INRA Call for Applications: Apply for Science Reporting Workshop for African Journalists

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Ghana

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Foundation/Charity

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The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) is one of the 15 Research and Training Centres / Programmes of the United Nations University (UNU). The aim of the institute is to bridge the gap between science and natural resources management policies in Africa. UNU-INRA’s mandate is to contribute to the sustainable development of Africa’s natural resources in a way that maintains the quality of the natural environment and transforms lives.

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media & communication

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International House Annie Jiage Road University of Ghana, Legon Campus Accra, Ghana. T: +233-302-500396 F: +233-302- 500792 E-mail: inra@unu.edu

Deadline: 31 March 2017

The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) and the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), in partnership with the UN Information Centre (UNIC), Accra, have announced a call for application for a Science Reporting Workshop, to be held on 6th -27th April, 2017 at UNU-INRA Office, 2nd Floor International House, University of Ghana Campus, Legon-Accra, Ghana.

The workshop aims to help bridge the gap between science communications and science journalism. It seeks to help people working in research, government and media to learn from each other, amid a global culture where ‘dumbing down’ is becoming the norm.

This will be a two-day training workshop, focusing on science communications and science journalism. The first day for science communications and the second day for science journalism, with focus on environmental journalism. The programme will be built on sharing good practice in science reporting: from writing to pitching to presenting to monitoring. This means turning theory into practice in interactive sessions, tailoring content for different groups, and then swapping roles. There will be plenary sessions for journalists, scientists and communication specialists, with the aim of gathering different perspectives from key actors – to clarify the challenges and identify potential synergies for science reporting.

Eligibility Criteria

The workshop is targeting science journalists, researchers and communications staff in Ghana and neighbouring African countries.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an attached application form together with curriculum Vitae (CV) via email.

For more information, please visit Science Reporting Workshop.


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Nominations Open for Africa Food Prize: Recognizing the Heroes of Agriculture!

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Afghanistan

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Foundation/Charity

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Le Prix de l’Alimentation en Afrique succède au Prix Yara qui a été créé en 2005. Essayez d’en savoir plus sur les anciens lauréats du Prix Yara et leurs contributions pour rendre des fermes africaines plus productives, plus rentables et plus résilientes.

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David Maingi au courriel dmaingi@agra.org ou par téléphone +254 780 909 013

Deadline: 5 June 2017

Africa Food Prize 2017 is now open for nominations, recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.

The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.

Building on the values and principles established by the Yara Prize, the Africa Food Prize puts a bright spotlight on achievements and innovations with transformative power that can be scaled and replicated across the continent to eliminate hunger and poverty and provide a vital new source of employment and income.

Award Criteria

The Prize Committee considers the following criteria for the Prize:

  • Contribution to reducing poverty and hunger and/or improving food and nutrition security in measurable terms
  • Contribution to providing a vital source of income and/or employment in measurable terms
  • Potential for transformative change through scalability, replication, and sustainability
  • Increased awareness and cooperation among African audiences and organizations
  • Proven leadership potential of the individual or organization, specifically the ability to persevere despite significant challenges or risks
  • Prize

    The US $100,000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. It puts a spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Any individual, academic institution, private or public organization. corporate entity, or government unit may submit nomination.

    How to Apply

    Interested entities may submit nominations online via given website.
    For more information, please visit Africa Food Prize .

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    Call for Applications: UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2017

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    France

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    Foundation/Charity

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    UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. It strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen:

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    education

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    UNESCO 7 place Fontenoy 75007 Paris, France P: +33 (0)1 4568 1000 W:http://www.unesco.org

    Deadline: 17 April 2017

    Applications are being accepted for UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2017 with an aim to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition.

    The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation.

    In line with the strategy and objectives of the approved UNESCO Programme and Budget for the Fellowships Programme Section, the UNESCO Category II International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow (Russian Federation) is offering twenty (20) fellowships of four weeks (4) duration each in 2017.

    Areas of Interest

    The candidates may choose to study in the following fields of study, which are aligned with UNESCO’s objectives and programme priorities, as per approved 35 C/5 and in accordance with the decisions made by the Executive Board (161 EX/Decision 3.6.3 and 165 EX/Decision 8.6) :

  • Energy and sustainable development;
  • Ecological management of energy resources;
  • Renewable energy;
  • Sustainable and renewable energy power generation.
  • Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Holder of at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics;
  • Proficient in English language;
  • Not more than 35 years of age;
  • How to Apply

    Eligible applicants must submit application form online via given website.
    For more information, please visit UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme.

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    Environmental Respect Awards: Promotion de l’environnementalisme dans l’agriculture pour l’industrie et le grand public

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    USA (United States of America)

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    Foundation/Charity

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    Now in its 27th year, the Environmental Respect Awards program exists to encourage and honor excellence in stewardship, educate retailers and distributors around the world on safe business practices, and promote environmentalism in agriculture to the industry and to the general public. The dealers and distributors who are honored with Environmental Respect Awards have displayed outstanding initiative and are shining examples of what it takes to make the world a safer, cleaner place in which to live and work.

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    Brian Dunay Associate Director brdunay@meistermedia.com 440.602.9115 Sue Betteley Administrative Manager smbetteley@meistermedia.com 440.602.9131

    Deadline: 13 March 2017

    Entries are open for Environmental Respect Awards program in order to encourage and honor excellence in stewardship, educate retailers and distributors around the world on safe business practices, and promote environmentalism in agriculture to the industry and to the general public.

    Objectives

  • To honor fertilizer/ag chemical retailers who are preserving and protecting the environment by operating their businesses in an environmentally sound manner to the benefit of their customers, employees and community.
  • To provide information on the excellence of these facilities in such a way that other retailers will be encouraged to improve their operation and involve themselves in leadership activities.
  • To share good news about environmentally responsible agriculture around the world.
  • Award Categories

    Accomplishments are honored for:

  • Demonstration of leadership in plant-site compliance, proper application techniques and retail safety of all kinds.
  • Display of concern for customer service and safety, and of environmental stewardship on behalf of farmer-customers.
  • Active participation in environmental stewardship and in safety education for employees, customers and the community.
  • Additional categories of achievement include:

  • Physical Plant Improvements
  • Waste Minimization
  • Emergency Response Readiness
  • Product Safety/Proper Use Education
  • Personal Commitment
  • Customer Involvement
  • Employee Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Innovative Technology
  • Educational Enrichment
  • Eligibility Criteria

    The Environmental Respect Awards program is for retail farm supply businesses who store, handle, sell, and/or apply crop protection products. NOT eligible are retail outlets owned by crop protection companies with an internal research & development organization.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
    For more information, please visit Environmental Respect Awards.

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