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Over 300 participants explored tensions and opportunities towards sustainability in Africa at the Seedbeds of Transformation Conference which took place in May in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
More - Highlights and recordings
“The bridge between science and practice”: embedded researchers from the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) program share experiences and insights. More
The regional networks of the Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) program recently held meetings and training events in the Philippines, South Africa, Ghana and Croatia. More
Clay Oboth, Administrative Assistant, and Mariama Camara, Program Specialist, joined the START team this month.

Please join us in welcoming them to the team!  More
Q&A with Rabi Abass, student researcher with the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program, who has presented her research for the first time in a large international conference such as Adaptation Futures this week. More
Prof. Gensuo Jia, Director of the Temperate East Asia Regional Center (TEA-START), presented the Digital Belt & Road program, with a focus on climate change and disaster risks, during the launch of the Future Earth Mongolia Committee. More
Teams from three high schools participated in the finals of the Climate Adaptation through Youth Innovation Competition, run by the Ghana team of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program. More

Advancing climate change research
START nominated experts from its networks to contribute to the 6th Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Shuaib Lwasa (Makerere University), and Edmond Totin (Université Nationale d'Agriculture du Benin, and a member of the Mali team of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, ASSAR, project), share why they are looking forward to taking part in this process.  

Here is a selection of recent opportunities, including calls for abstracts, fellowships and job vacancies. To keep up-to-date with the latest announcements, join us on Facebook, Twitter or check our website.

Calls for abstracts and papers

Calls for proposals

Fellowships, vacancies and grants

Awards and competitions 

Upcoming events and workshops

A GIS-Based Earthquake Damage Prediction in Different Earthquake Models: A Case Study at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Philippine Journal of Science (June 2018)
Co-authored by former Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) fellow Ibnu Rusydy
Progress on integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for sustainable development pathways in South Asia: Evidence from six research projects
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (May 2018)
Co-authored by START's Director of Programs Sarah Schweizer.
Reduction of tree cover in West African woodlands and promotion in semi-arid farmlands
Nature Geoscience (April 2018)
Co-authored by START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow.
Pathways for adaptive change: Insight from scenario outcomes in Mali
ASSAR Spotlight on Transformative Scenario Planning (March 2018)
By ASSAR’s West Africa team.

Mapping and estimating land change between 2001 and 2013 in a heterogeneous landscape in West Africa: Loss of forestlands and capacity building opportunities
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (December 2017)
An output of the Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) Data Initiative 2015.

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