Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships with the ACDI: Climate Adaptation Knowledge Systems and Comparative Analysis of Scenario Processes

Deadline: 
2016-12-14

The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for postdoctoral research fellowships in Climate Adaptation Knowledge Systems and Comparative Analysis of Scenario Processes at the University of Cape Town (UCT). More information below:


Climate Adaptation Knowledge Systems

 The ACDI invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral research fellowship (PDRF) in Climate Adaptation Knowledge Systems, as part of the ASSAR project. He/she will play a lead role in the development of a research programme on knowledge systems (KS) for adaptation at multiple scales, with emphasis on sub-national to local scale in ASSAR case study locations in Namibia, Botswana, Kenya/Ethiopia, Ghana/Mali and India.  The research is expected to include conceptualising adaptation knowledge systems, mapping and analysis of the current state of knowledge systems in the study areas that support adaptation, barriers and enablers to/for more effective knowledge systems, and suggestions for interventions and initiatives that can support the development of improved adaptation knowledge systems to building resilience of communities to climate variability and climate change.  The PDRF will also play a lead role in research design that can be applied across multiple research sites, coordination of activities with regional research teams, co-supervision/advising of Masters students and/or research assistants implementing the research design in individual research sites. A key part of the research project will be to synthesise research results across different sites, through journal articles, and more accessible products aimed at those working in adaptation policy and practice.

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Comparative Analysis of Scenario Processes

The ACDI invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral research fellowship (PDRF) to lead a comparative analysis of the Transformative Scenario Planning processes that are being undertaken in the ASSAR project. He/she will play a lead role in the development of a framework to analyse the TSPs that are occurring in ASSAR case study locations in Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Mali and India. The PDRF will also play a lead role in research design that can be applied across multiple research sites, coordination of activities with regional research teams, advising of members of the regional teams that are implementing the research design in individual research sites. A key part of the research project will be to synthesise research results across different sites, through journal articles, and more accessible products aimed at those working in adaptation policy and practice. Potentially, the PDRF will play a role in other areas of comparative analysis across the four ASSAR regions. 

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Closing date:

Applications that are received before 14th December, 2016 are guaranteed to be considered. Applications received thereafter may be considered in the absence of suitable candidates.

 Contact details for submission of applications: Noma Somatube at nomabelu.somatube@uct.ac.za

 Contact details for enquiries about the fellowship topic and ASSAR: lucia.scodanibbio@uct.ac.za