ACDI’s Monthly Early Career Researcher Newsflash

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*ACDI’s Monthly Early Career Researcher Newsletter*
We have another packed newsletter this month for our early career researchers, with loads of news, publications and research opportunities related to climate change and development on the African continent.
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*African world heritage sites threatened by sea-level rise*
In a new study researchers found that three times as many sites of sacred value, scientific wonder and natural splendour across Africa could face risks from human-caused climate change by the middle of the century.
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*Listening to citizens’ stories can help guide climate change*
Watch the documentary highlighting research by ACDI researchers which illustrates how community activists and researchers came together to address water problems in a city stuck by severe drought.
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*Identifying new trends in the presence of Australian acacias*
Researchers seek to identify changes and trends in the presence of non-native Australian acacias and how they have been welcomed (or not), and used (or not) within our landscape. The researchers have developed a brief survey consisting of 6 open questions in order to hear from people who are familiar with one or more places where non-native Australian acacias grow (also known as mimosa, wattle, mangium, …), whether they are land owners, environmental managers, scientists, officials, or interested public.
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*Developing an impact CV*
Impact CV provide the kind of information and experience that is becoming more and more important for a range of jobs including in academia. Having the impact of your work explicitly set out could be really helpful.
Read more about how to develop an impact CV <> ——————————
*Call for book chapters: Handbook on planning and climate change adaptation*
The Handbook on Planning and Climate Change Adaptation seeks to bring together an integrated body of knowledge that offers an account of the progress, challenges, and changes in effectively building adaptive capacities to climate change in both developed and developing countries. The chapters are not exhaustive but are representative and applicable beyond the particularities of specific projects, strategies, places and regions considering the economic, social, cultural, environmental, legal, financial, innovation and technological dimensions of urban and regional planning in the face of a changing climate.
Considering the continental scope of the book, chapters are encouraged from a wide range of regions as well as those taking a comparative research approach. An abstract of 250 words covering specific issues and research themes outlined above including keywords (maximum 5 words), research methods/approach, and preliminary findings; short author(s) bio, affiliation and contact details.
*Submission deadline:* 30 March 2022
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*Jobs and Opportunities* *The Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) seeks to recruit a post-doctoral research fellow*
The Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) seeks to recruit a post-doctoral research fellow to focus on quantitative research methods helping to translate research evidence into cost -effectiveness, cost-benefit and investment cases.
Click here for more information on how to apply <>
*Application deadline: 25 February 2022* ——————————
*4 Open PhD Positions Available at GLIMPSE*
GLIMPSE Research Consortium at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research has 4 open PhD positions with the aim to analyse interacting effects of global change and land-use on different ecosystem functions using the Global Change Experimental Facility and systemic soil modeling.
For more information on the projects and how to apply click here <>
*Application deadline: 28 February 2022* ——————————
*Doctoral Scholarship: Accelerating uptake of regenerative agriculture by smallholder farmers in African Landscapes, Global Systems Institute/Geography*
This funded PhD project will study uptake of regenerative farming practices by smallholder farmers in African landscapes, using a transdisciplinary socio-ecological systems perspective to understand their impacts for both the farmers and the environment.
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*Application deadline: 16 March 2022*
*Fellowships, Grants & Scholarships*
*VLIR-UOS Scholarship Program*
This is an invitation to apply for and/or promote the annual VLIR-UOS scholarship program designed to encourage students from selected African, Latin American and Asian countries to study at the University of Leuven, Belgium. We are pleased to announce that we have 10 scholarships available to study the two-year Master of Science in Sustainable Development (starting in September 2022).
*Deadlines for application:* – 1 February 2022: for VLIR-UOS scholarship applicants – 1 March 2022: for non-European students – 1 June 2022: for European students
More information about the program <> ——————————
*OWSD PhD Fellowships*
The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences at a host institute in another developing country in the Global South.
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*Application deadline: 15 April 2022*
*Webinars* *Upcoming Webinars*
*Futurecasting Cape Town: Too hot to handle? Preparing for heatwaves in Cape Town* *25 February from 10:00-11:30am (SAST)*
The recent record-breaking temperatures in the Western Cape gave a sense of what’s to come. In fact, the City of Cape Town projects that between now and 2050, residents will experience 20 additional heatwave days per year.
Join moderator Lerato Balendran from the Centre For Environmental Rights and esteemed speakers to explore the risks, challenges and possible measures to address extreme heat events, drawing on local research and experiences from other global cities.
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*Thinking spatially: how to put your research on a map* *13 April 2022 from 13:00 to 14:00 (SAST)*
Do you need to make a simple site map for a publication? Or create a complex, repeatable spatial data analysis? Or perhaps you would just like to find out more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In this session, which forms part of the UCT Digital Scholar Series, you will find out about some of the GIS resources available to you at UCT as well as where and how to find help when working with spatial data.
Register here <>
*Past Webinars*
Recently, ACDI hosted two webinars from guest speakers Hallie Eakin and John Ingram, watch the recordings here.

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*Journal Articles* A recent paper by ACDI researchers on the “*Potential impacts of stratospheric aerosol injection on drought risk managements over major river basins in Africa*” was recently highlighted in Nature: Research Highlights.
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