Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Food Safety & Security Summer Institute at Tel Aviv University

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the

Food Safety & Security Summer Institute at Tel Aviv University!

 

Program Overview

The Summer Institute in Food Safety & Security provides students with a multidisciplinary understanding of global food security issues. Intensive theoretical and lab courses will be taught by leading experts from Israel and around the world.

The courses will meet the growing need for a new generation of well-rounded academics and policy makers, who have expertise in a specific field, with broad knowledge of biology, public health, law, international development, and more.

Courses Offered

  • Introduction to Food Security (3 credits)
  • Food Security and Public Health (2 credits)
  • Plant signaling in changing environments (2 credits)
  • Food Security Policy and Economics (2 credits)
  • Bioethics (2 credits)
  • Plant Molecular Breeding (3 credits)*

* This is a lab course; prerequisite course requirements exist and registration is limited.

Who should apply?

The Food Safety & Security Summer Institute is open to graduate students from any institution of higher learning worldwide, and for professionals in relevant fields.

Practical Details

  • All courses are taught in English and will take place on July 5-24 2015. Each course is one week in duration. Students successfully completing the Summer Institute courses will receive academic credit, a Certificate of Participation, and an academic transcript acceptable at universities worldwide.
  • Tuition costs are $900 for the lecture courses, $1200 for the lab course. Scholarships are available, including for those signing up for more than one course. Students from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply for scholarships.
  • A limited number of dormitory rooms are available for program participants.
  • Application Deadline: May 22, 2015

 

Apply Now: international.tau.ac.il

For additional information:

International Workshop: Youth Action on Climate Change, 21- 24 May 2015, Malaysia

Warm greetings from World Youth Foundation.

On behalf of World Youth Foundation (WYF), "an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations", i am pleased to announce that WYF will be organizing an International Workshop on Climate Change "Youth Action on Climate Change" from 21st – 24th May 2015 at Melaka, Malaysia.

We expect the outcome of this International Workshop to enhance and empower young people to discuss, understand, share, find solutions and develop strategies on issues pertaining to youth and climate change that can be implemented at country level. Further information on this event is available at http://cc.wyf.org.my. Please be advised that the early regimentation will close on 15th February 2015.

We would also be pleased if you could share details of the event with relevant stakeholders in your mailing list.


Warm regards,

Ms Varsha Ajmera
Chief Operations Officer

Thursday, January 22, 2015

International Workshop on Climate Change 'Youth Action on Climate Change, Malaysia

On behalf of World Youth Foundation (WYF), "an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations", we are pleased to announce that WYF will be organizing an International Workshop on Climate Change "Youth Action on Climate Change" from 21st – 24th May 2015 at Melaka, Malaysia.

 

Having taken into account the seven Millennium Development Goal, and the outcome document for Rio+20, "The Future We Want" and the UNSG Synthesis Report on Post 2015, the World Youth Foundation desires to enhance participation of youth through strengthening their voices, perspectives and contributions into this matter.

 

We expect the outcome of this International Workshop to enhance and empower r young people to discuss, understand, share, find solutions and develop strategies on issues pertaining to youth and climate change that can be implemented at country level. Further information on this event is available athttp://cc.wyf.org.my



Kind regards,

 

 

 

Ms. Varsha Ajmera

Chief Operations Officer

 


Come join us for the International Workshop on Climate Change , 21 - 24th May 2015 
World Youth Foundation  P.O.Box 584, 75760 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +6062320911 / Fax:+ 6062323911/ Website : www.wyf.org.my
To join the World Youth Foundation Egroup please visit :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Youth-Foundation/202404062052?id=202404062052&sk=app_141428856257
The World Youth Hostel, World Youth Hotel are located within the World Youth Foundation Complex which is owned by World Youth Foundation   
THINK GREEN… please consider the environment before printing this email.

Climate Variability and human impacts in Central and Eastern Europe during the last two millennia, Gdansk, Poland 17 - 19 June 2015

IGBP PAGES International Conference
Climate Variability and human impacts in Central and Eastern Europe during the last two millennia
Gdansk, Poland 17 - 19 June 2015
<http://www.climate2k.ug.edu.pl/>

Dear friends and colleagues,

We would like to remind you that the deadline for abstract submission for this IGBP PAGES conference is 31 January 2015.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited for the following Sessions:
1. Historical  climatology & documentary data
2. Climate reconstructions from natural archives
3. Past climate modeling, data-model comparisons
4. Proxy calibration
5. Past human impacts on the environment

More details can be found on the conference website <http://www.climate2k.ug.edu.pl/> .

This conference is co-sponsored by
PAGES 2k Network and Euro-Med 2k <http://www.pages-igbp.org/workinggroups/2k-network/intro/>
PAGES Varves Working Group <http://www.pages-igbp.org/workinggroups/varves-wg/intro/>
PAGES LandCover6k <http://www.pages-igbp.org/workinggroups/landcover6k/intro/>
PSRP Climpol <http://www.climpol.ug.edu.pl/>

Confirmed Invited Speakers include:
Ulf Büntgen (CH), Rudolf Brázdil (CZ), Janusz Filipiak (PL), Marie-José Gallard-Lemdahl (SE), Juan-Jose Gomez-Navarro (CH), Martin Grosjean (CH), Ivan Hernandez-Almeida (CH), Zoltan Kern (HU), Andrea Kiss (HU), Mariusz Lamentowicz (PL), Isabelle Larocque (CH), Juerg Luterbacher (DE), Anneli Poska (EE), Rajmund Przybylak (PL), Olga N. Solomina (RU), Wojciech Tylmann (PL), Bernd Zolitschka (DE)

A few travel stipends are available for young scientists from Central and Eastern Europe.

Kind regards
Martin

-----------------------------------------------
University of Bern
Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research

Prof. Dr. Martin Grosjean, Director
Falkenplatz 16
3012 Bern, Switzerland
<mailto: martin.grosjean@oeschger.unibe.ch>
Tel. +41 (0)31 631 31 47
Fax +41 (0)31 631 43 38
<http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/> (Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research)
<http://www.climatestudies.unibe.ch/> (Graduate School of Climate Sciences)
<http://www.giub.unibe.ch/> (Paleolimnology, Research Group)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Call for Applications, Boehm Media Fellowship to Attend the Opportunity Collaboration, Mexico 2015

Boehm Media Fellowship

Boehm Media Fellowships provide journalists, storytellers, authors, bloggers, writers, editors, filmmakers, and other media experts at the helm of social innovation with a major focus on poverty alleviation the opportunity to participate as Delegates to the Opportunity Collaboration. We define media as any means of mass communication that not only tells a story but also makes an impact whether by print, digital publications, film, photography, television, radio, podcasts, social media and/or multimedia productions.

The purpose of the Boehm Fellowship program is three-fold (a) open doors, minds and networks for fellows (b) enrich the Opportunity Collaboration with the knowledge and skills of leading media innovators and experts (c) cultivate greater potential to create social impact through the media. The Boehm Media community is comprised of affiliates, fellows and senior fellows from around the world.

New! Opportunity Collaboration Boehm Media Resource Packet

Click here for a collection of resources and tips compiled by the Boehm Media Fellows. This is a working document that is updated regularly. We encourage you to download the resource packet and if you encounter any issues please contact boehmfellows@gmail.com. ​

Eligibility Criteria

Successful Boehm Media Fellowship applicants are high-impact media experts committed to economic justice and poverty alleviation with a demonstrated interest in innovative social change through entrepreneurial for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Financial need is a primary consideration. Applicants from organizations with adequate resources are less likely to be selected for a Boehm Media Fellowship. The Boehm Media Fellowship is committed to diversity on all levels including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, geographic region, experience level, and media focus.

 

Boehm Media Fellows receive a $3,200.00 scholarship. Fellow pays $750.00 registration for 5-day program, accommodations and meals. Full scholarships will be considered for individuals from developing countries.

The all-inclusive Fellowship includes all on-site costs for housing and meals (5 nights lodging, 3 meals per day), gratuities, airport shuttle, etc. All Fellows are responsible for their own roundtrip airfare and for obtaining all necessary travel documents, including a travel visa from the Mexican government, if required. The Opportunity Collaboration provides Fellows with a formal invitation letter for use with immigration authorities.

Application Process & Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Late applications will not be considered unless an opening becomes available. All applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding the outcome of their application by March 31st.

Applications must be submitted no later than March 1, 2015 via the online form. All fellows will be notified by March 31, 2015. Once notified that an application is approved, the applicant has thirty (30) days to accept the Boehm Media Fellowship and register at the Opportunity Collaboration website. By accepting the Fellowship the Fellows agrees to the above terms and conditions.

More Info on Opportunity Collaboration

http://opportunitycollaboration.net/learnmore/