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21.11.2014  |  Anderes
Ebola resources - where to start?
The unprecedented scale of the Ebola outbreak has prompted a number of online initiatives aimed at supporting the global response to the outbreak by providing access to relevant knowledge, news and other resources. This short feature highlights some of these initiatives – in particular the Ebola Response Anthropology platform, which was launched earlier this month and has taken a unique anthropological approach to the Ebola response.


21.11.2014  |  Publikation
Global Nutrition Report 2014
A consortium of nations, organizations, researchers, and academics has released the first-ever comprehensive narrative on global health and country-level progress toward reducing malnutrition across the globe. The Global Nutrition Report (GNR) provides a global profile and country profiles on nutrition for each of the United Nations’ 193 member states, and includes specific progress for each country.


21.11.2014  |  Anderes
Transforming cities for sustainability
More people now live in urban than rural areas for the first time in human history. This growth challenges areas already struggling to provide services and cope with environmental pressures. How is planning and technology helping cities become more sustainable and reimagine their futures? - See more at: http://www.scidev.net/global/cities/spotlight/transforming-cities-sustainability.html#sthash.uhy0Az8K.dpuf


19.11.2014  |  Anderes
Ground-breaking Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya
Together with its partners in Kenya, CDE has just released the first-ever Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya. The atlas features high-resolution spatial depictions and analyses of data collected in the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census. The combination of geographic and socio-economic data enables policymakers at all levels, development experts, and other interested readers to gain a spatial understanding of different dynamics affecting Kenya.


18.11.2014  |  Ankündigung
Call for applications: Future Earth young scientists' networking conference 2015
Early career scientists are invited to submit applications to participate in next year's Future Earth young scientists' networking conference on integrated science.


18.11.2014  |  Anderes
Future Earth Engagement Committee announced
Jairam Ramesh will chair the Committee, which will provide leadership and strategic guidance on engaging societal partners with Future Earth, ensuring that Future Earth provides the knowledge society needs.


18.11.2014  |  Ankündigung
KFPE's November newsletter released


04.11.2014  |  Publikation
Africa’s science research output doubles in a decade
Three regions in Sub-Saharan Africa almost doubled their combined share of global research output, but the increase is still low, says a new World Bank report in partnership with Elsevier.


04.11.2014  |  Ankündigung
SNIS call for projects
The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs.


03.11.2014  |  Anderes Ankündigung
UNESCO-TWAS Associateship Scheme
In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centres of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centres regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a Centre twice for research collaboration. Almost 300 centres have been selected to participate in the Scheme.


29.10.2014  |  Anderes
Eight new r4d projects approved
The funding decisions for the thematic research modules "Ecosystems" and "Food Security" have been made within the "Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development" (r4d programme), the joint initiative of the SDC and the SNSF: in total eight new projects are funded.


28.10.2014  |  Anderes
Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Switzerland
Switzerland has ratified the Nagoya Protocol on 11 July 2014. The Nagoya Protocol and the amendments of the Natural and Cultural Heritage Protection Act (NCHA) came into force on October 12, 2014. The amendments in the Natural and Cultural Heritage Protection Act are published in the annex of the Federal decree on the approval of the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic ressources and the fair and equitabel sharing of benefits arision from their utilization (Nagoya Protocol) and its implementation (Natural and Cultural Heritage Protection Act).


21.10.2014  |  Anderes
Building a culture of science in Sub-Saharan Africa
In March, SciDev.Net organised focus groups in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa to use as the basis of a report on science and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Participants included senior science communicators, policymakers, scientists, academics and NGO officials. Topics discussed included creating the right environment for science and innovation, and how best to ensure the dissemination and uptake of evidence and research results for equitable development and poverty reduction. Participants also helped generate insights into emerging trends and capacity building needs within their areas of specialisation.


08.10.2014  |  Ankündigung
New open call in the r4d program
Call for proposals in the r4d Programme: 2nd thematically open call on global issues   The second call of the "Thematically Open research" module is launched. Interested researchers from Switzerland with their partners from Africa, Asia and Latin America are invited to submit their pre-proposals via the mySNF platform by February 6, 2015. The main focus of the "Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development" (r4d Programme) lies on the generation of new insights and innovative approaches, solutions as well as on the application of research results into policy and practice through transnational research partnerships. In the focus of the programme are the reduction of poverty and global risks as well as the provision of public goods.


30.09.2014  |  Publikation
The Living Planet Report.
Humanity’s demand on the planet is more than 50 percent larger than what nature can renew, according to Global Footprint Network’s latest data, published in the 2014 edition of the Living Planet Report. The biennial report, produced by WWF in collaboration with Global Footprint Network and the Zoological Society of London, was launched.


23.09.2014  |  Anderes
Research on Open Educational Resources for Development
The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project aims to provide evidence-based research from a number of countries in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The primary objective of the programme is to improve educational policy, practice, and research in developing countries by better understanding the use and impact of OER.


23.09.2014  |  Anderes
ETH Zürich explores ‘future cities lab’ in Africa
Continental Europe’s leading research-intensive university ETH Zürich is exploring the idea of establishing a ‘future cities laboratory’ in Africa following the success of the Singapore-ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability. And in a bid to reach out to the next generation of urban designers and planners, the Swiss university is launching a new MOOC to encourage a greener approach to building future cities – particularly in tropical and semi-tropical regions facing an urban population explosion of two billion more people over the next 25 years.


09.09.2014  |  Anderes
Open and collaborative science’s role in development
The three-year Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network – OCSDNet – intends to nurture an interactive community of open science practitioners and thinkers who are highly cross-disciplinary and will bring a diversity of perspectives on the role of openness in science and development.


14.10.2013  |  Ankündigung
Health systems research initiative call 1
Providing evidence to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes. This call for proposals is the first of three annual Health Systems Research Initiative calls, jointly supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT).