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Plenary session - reflections on the science and institutional support structures needed to enahance water security in fragile regions

Yesterday REACH global research programme hosted by UNICEF and the University of Nairobi, in partnership with Oxford University held two international events to discuss water security and drought.

Discussions held during the afternoon session focused on ‘Improving water security for the poor in drought-prone regions’. The Keynote presentations from Prof. Richard Washington, Oxford University and Dr. Gilbert Ouma, a lecturer in the Department of Meteorology tackled the issue of ‘Climate science for improving water security for the poor’.

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Application deadline: May 23, 2017

CIFAR Arzieli Global Scholars Program is open and receiving applications. This is a two-year funded appointment targeted at early career researchers in the natural, biomedical and social sciences and humanities.

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Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mbithi addresses participants during the Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition held on 28 - 31, March 2017 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi

The University of Nairobi in collaboration with the World Food Preservation Center® LLC (WFPC) and a consortium of Universities and Research & Development Institutions in Africa this week held the First Africa-wide Postharvest Loss Reduction Conference and Exhibition.

Held under the banner ‘Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for Africa, the event attracted hundreds of participants who sought to find solutions to reducing post-harvest food loss in Africa.

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The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford is inviting applications for a bursary of up to £3,000 to undertake the part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques for September 2017 entry.

The PGCert in Ecological Survey Techniques provides knowledge, understanding and skills needed to conduct effective ecological field surveys and is targets professional in the fields of environmental management, environmental assessment and biodiversity monitoring, consultants, environmental managers and educators as well as volunteers.

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