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World Water Report 2019
  • 19.03.2019
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World Water Development Report 2019 - Leaving No One Behind

In an increasingly globalized world, the impacts of water-related decisions cross borders and affect everyone. Extreme events, environmental degradation, population growth, rapid urbanization, unsustainable and inequitable consumption patterns, conflicts and social unrest, and unprecedented migratory flows are among the interconnected pressures faced by humanity, often hitting those in vulnerable situations the hardest through their impacts on water.
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  • 15.03.2019
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The time is now for Africa-led disease control

Momentum is building for African Union countries to take the lead to quell the next disease outbreak, argues John Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
KFPE Annual Report 2018
  • 11.03.2019
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Annual Report 2018

Many activities focused on celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the first publication of the KFPE Guidelines.
IPCC Scholarship Programme
  • 01.03.2019
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The IPCC Scholarship Programme

The IPCC Scholarship Programme provides scholarships for PhD students from developing countries for research that advances the understanding of the scientific basis of risks of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
Swiss Subsaharan Africa Migration Network
  • 28.02.2019
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Swiss Subsaharan Africa Migration: Spring Call 2019

The Swiss Subsaharan Africa Migration Network @UniNeuchatel has launched a 2nd call targeting late PhDs and early postdocs from sub-Saharan Africa or Switzerland
Chikwe Ihekweazu aims to build a public-health agency that will stand the test of time
  • 21.02.2019
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Nigeria's Disease Detective

As leader of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu works to protect the nation — and the world — from devastating outbreaks.
Call GDN 2019
  • 19.02.2019
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Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Research-Policy Nexus - Call for papers

The Global Development Network (GDN), the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and the United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) are jointly organizing GDN’s 2019 Global Development Conference in Bonn.
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  • 04.02.2019
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African Scientists are Sidelined by Parachute Research Teams

There’s growing condemnation of “parachute research” among the global scientific community.
  • 29.01.2019
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TWAS Research Grants for Individuals and Groups

The call opened 28 January 2019, with funds available to promising scientists and projects.

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