Call for participants: UK-Kenya Food Security Workshop

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Date and time: 
Sat, 2017-07-29 15:15

Early career researchers in the disciplines of environment, agriculture and food sciences are invited to send applications for consideration to attend a workshop on ‘Strengthening Food Security through Integrated Earth Observations & Ecological Assessments of Ecosystem Services in Kenya’.

This is a workshop under the Newton Fund - Researcher Links scheme, organized by the British Council, together with University of Leicester and University of Nairobi.

The workshop offers early career researchers in the disciplines of environment, agriculture and food sciences an opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and Kenya. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations  for participants, based on their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form. (find the form at the end of the document)

  • Application must be submitted before the deadline.

  • Participants must be Early Career Researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers.

  • Participants must have a research or academic position (a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Kenya.

  • We will consider up to six (six) sponsored participants from industry, government of civil society sectors.

  • Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop.

Application deadline: September 1, 2017

Workshop dates: November 26 - 30, 2017

Venue: Nairobi

For more details visit see Call flyer

Sponsorship will cover travel and accommodation expenses. 

For queries, email: Dr John Atibila (Workshop Organiser)

Applicants can also contact the Partner Country coordinator: Dr. Faith Karanja, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geospatial and Space Technology on email:

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2017-11-30 15:15