Job offer // Intern in the field of water, energy, and food security in fragile contexts in West Africa

GIZ in Eschborn, Germany, is looking for a full-time intern speaking fluent English and French to support the project “Improving climate security and resilience in a fragile context through the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus – FREXUS”, which aims to improve security and climate resilience in fragile contexts by promoting the sustainable management of resources. The main tasks […]

PhD opportunity in policy analysis and stakeholder involvement

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. […]

International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) 2021 Call for Abstract

The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will hold the Ninth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 20-21 September 2021 virtually. If you would like to present at the conference, you must submit an abstract as directed below. The conference is also open to observers (i.e. […]

Webinar // Food-Water-Energy: Nexus approaches for sustainable development and improved living standards

This webinar is one of a series organized by ENRICH in LAC and JPI Urban Europe on sustainable urbanization. The aim of this workshop series is to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and experiences between some Latin American countries and Europe. The webinar will build upon previously organized events in the series on Positive Energy […]

Internship opportunity in the field of water, energy, and food security in fragile contexts in West Africa

The GIZ in Eschborn, Germany is seeking a full-time intern fluent in both English and French to support the project “Improving security and climate resilience in a fragile context through the WEF Nexus – FREXUS”, which aims at improving security and climate resilience in fragile contexts by fostering sustainable resource management. The main tasks of […]

1st Water Energy Food (WEF) Nexus Winter School for Southern Africa

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 26-30 July 2021 Achieving water, energy and food (WEF) securities is a priority for southern Africa, especially under unfavorable climate change, increasing urbanization, population growth, and advanced ecosystems degradation. Achieving WEF securities will require a collaborative and inclusive approach, which considers the interconnections and interdependencies between the three sectors. Since 2011, when […]

A Review of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus Research in Africa

Abstract: Notwithstanding the dispersed nature of the water, energy and food (WEF) nexus scholar- ship in the African continent, its strategic importance to the African agenda has gained widespread attention in research and planning circles. In this regard, the bibliometric science mapping and content analysis of the WEF nexus scientific publication trends, the conceptual, intellectual and […]

KALRO Launches Drought Resistant Rice, Doubles Basmati Yield

By George Munene The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) has launched a new rice variety, Komboka, that promises farmers to double the yields of presently available cultivars. It is drought-resistant, needing less water to grow which makes it possible to be grown in untraditional rain-fed lowland regions. The new rice variety developed in […]