Germany's Federal Ministry for Environment is funding ZEF initiative on building biodiversity capacities in West Africa with 2.5 million euros

ZEF will receive funds of around 2.5 million euros for the upcoming five years from the International Climate Protection Initiative (IKI) of Germany's Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The project aims at enabling experts in West Africa to strengthen the region’s input to the program of the International Council for Biodiversity.

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Call open for 2017 GGCDS PhD-Course in Development Studies

The Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies (GGCDS) offers seven PhD-Positions at the University of Ghana, starting in August 2017. Qualified persons can apply for a four-year full-time PhD Program in Development Studies as of August 2017. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

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Think Tanks appeal to G20 Ministers of Agriculture for new action toward ending hunger and sustainable agriculture

Bonn/Berlin, January 16, 2017. Research leaders coming together under the T20, a network of Think Tanks from the G20 countries. In a policy brief prepared for the gathering of G20 Agriculture Ministers during the Green Week in Berlin, January 20-22, 2017, they stress that sustainable agriculture can only be achieved if land, water and energy are considered jointly in policies, not in isolation.

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