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Invitation to Contribute Chapters to Frontiers Special Collection

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This is to invite you to contribute chapters to the special/book in Frontiers in forests and global change linked below
https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/35906/repositioning-of-non-timber-forest-products-a-new-dawn-for-sustainable-livelihoods

The collection/book is titled: “Repositioning of Non-Timber Forest Products: a new dawn for sustainable livelihoods”

The topic editors are Prof. Kakudidi E, from Makerere, Prof.Adeyemi Oladapo from North West University, South Africa, Dr. Patience Tugume and Dr. Anywar Godwin from Makerere.

The special seeks contributions in the following thematic areas as original research articles or reviews. The listing herein is by no means exhaustive and prospective authors are encouraged to suggest any other potential areas that are in line with the overall goal of the book.

  1. Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) and conservation of protected areas
  2. Value chains and value addition on NTFP
  3. NTFP & the law (Legal regimes & access to NTFP)
  4. Certification of NTFP
  5. Deforestation & NTFP. Sustainable harvesting & utilization
  6. Fungi/mushrooms as NTFP
  7. Contribution of NTFP to household incomes & livelihoods
  8. The role of NTFP in climate change mitigation & climate smart agriculture
  9. NTFP and the preservation of traditional cultures
  10. NTFP as raw materials for research & development
  11. Economic impacts of NTFP
  12. NTFP and entrepreneurship
  13. NTFP as safety nets in food security
  14. Understanding NTFPs and people
  15. Ecosystem services derived from NTFP
  16. NTFP and their role in forest conservation
  17. Gender perspectives of NTFP access and use
  18. The role of NTFP in drug development
  19. NTFP sourced from wild animals
  20. Management of NTFP
  21. Case studies on the potential of selected NTFP
  22. Legislation for the protection and preservation of NTFP
  23. Propagation and domestication of NTFP sources
  24. Genetic diversity of NTFP in relation to their crop relatives
  25. NTFP in crop improvement

Abstract Submission Deadline 20 November 2022
Manuscript Submission Deadline 23 January 2023

For more details, please visit the website
https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/35906/repositioning-of-non-timber-forest-products-a-new-dawn-for-sustainable-livelihoods

Don’t not hesitate to contact any of the editors for any clarifications or more information.

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Call for Applications: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, Staff Mobility 2022-2023

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Call for Applications: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, Staff Mobility 2022-2023.

AFRICAN WATER RESOURCES MOBILITY NETWORK (AWaRMN)

BUILDING TRANSDICIPLINARY CAPACITY FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES
MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA

Applications are invited from suitably qualified staff members for exchange programmes (academic and admin) within AWaRMN, in any of the Higher Education Institutions in the partnership namely: Makerere University, Rhodes University, South Africa, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, and University of Kinshasa, Congo.

Eligibility

To be eligible for support from AWaRMN, applicants must:

  1. Be a national of an African Union member state and resident in Africa at the time of application
  2. A staff of one of the partner institutions
  3. Must be prepared to move from home country to another country where AWaRMN has a partner institution. This also applies to foreign applicants who resides in a country with AWaRMN institution. For such applicants, you must then consider applying to a third country. For example, you are a Ugandan, but reside in South Africa or have studied in South Africa, you can not apply to Rhodes University in South Africa or Makerere in Uganda. Scholarships are attached to mobility. Scholarships are attached to mobility and therefore you cannot apply to an institution in the country where you are a citizen or where you reside.
  4. Submit a work plan of your activities for the intended mobility

The deadline for submission of applications is 30th December 2022.

Apply through this link: https://www.ru.ac.za/intra-africa-awarmn/applynow/

For details, contact;
Prof. George William Nyakairu, Department of Chemistry, CoNAS, Makerere University, Email: gwnyakairu@cns.mak.ac.ug

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CoNAS & Partners Win Grant to Support Research on Ugandan Native Plant Species

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The Botany-Zoology Quadrangle, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University together with her partners: Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) UK, Tooro Botanical Gardens (TBG), Entebbe Botanical Garden (EBG) and Grass Roots International won a two-year Darwin Initiative grant (Project Reference: DARNV005) worth £199,995 to execute a project titled; “Understanding Ugandan native plant species’ role in innovative sustainable landscapes”.

The role of Makerere University in the project will mainly be to identify and select promising wild food plants for value addition by conducting nutritional analyses.

Dr. Godwin Anywar from the Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology at CoNAS is the Co-investigator & Project Leader for Makerere University.

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Call for Applications: Mathematics PhD Scholarship

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Dr. Nabawanda Olivia celebrates after graduating with a PhD in Mathematics at 31 years of age during the First Session of Makerere University's 72nd Graduation Ceremony on 23rd May 2022, Freedom Square.

The Eastern Africa Universities Mathematics Programme invites applications for one scholarship for PhD studies in Mathematics at Makerere University. The PhD training is expected to commence in September 2022 and will be supported every year, for a period of not
more than four years on full-time basis. Continuation of funding shall be guided by the annual progress report of the candidate. Applicants who are already admitted at Makerere University and still in their first year of PhD studies will also be considered.

Eligibility

  1. The applicant must be holding at least a Masters degree in Mathematics or its equivalent.
  2. Be a Ugandan citizen, aged not more than 35 years at the time of the closing date of receiving the applications.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to think creatively and work independently and also be able to work in a team of researchers.

Application procedure

  1. Electronic submission of the application with supporting documents should be sent to hod.math@mak.ac.ug
  2. Application submission deadline is Monday, 15th August 2022 and interviews (where applicable) will be conducted at an appropriate date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

For further information, contact:

The Head,
Department of Mathematics,
Makerere University,
Email: hod.math@mak.ac.ug,
Tel: +256-414-540692

Details on requirements at:
https://cns.mak.ac.ug/blog/call-applications-mathematics-phd-scholarship

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