The Trilateral Workshop is being coordinated by Lancaster University (UK), African Technology and Policy Studies (Kenya), and North West University (South Africa). Under the British Council Researcher Links programme, offered under the Newton Fund, invites Early Career Researchers to participate in a five-day workshop on air pollution in emerging megacities to be held in Nairobi, Kenya
The aims of the Trilateral Workshop are to:
- Establish the current state of the science and the current and future needs of the atmospheric research community to address the growing issue of air pollution, climate change and their impacts on society in and around emerging mega-cities;
- Introduce ECRs to a wide range of techniques and skills required to pursue cutting-edge, transformative atmospheric research;
- Raise awareness of the need for trans-disciplinary co-produced research to holistically tackle the challenges of the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
- Establish a cohort of ECRs engaged in chemistry-climate and air pollution research in UK, Kenya and South Africa, who have the potential to become future research leaders;
- Facilitate cross-boundary networking and identify common experience on which to build future collaborative partnerships with fellow ECR, established scientists, policymakers and stakeholders.
The Trilateral Workshop will be facilitated by established researchers and practitioners, who will also act as mentors to participating ECRs:
Dr. Kirsti Ashworth, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, LEC
Dr. Paul Young, LEC and Pentland Centre
Dr. Nicholas Ozor, Executive Director, African Technology and Policy Studies Network (ATPS)
Dr. David Odee, Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI)
Dr. Akanimo Odon, CEO flexylearn.com and Africa Strategy Advisor at LEC
Prof Paul Beukes, North Western University, S Africa
Dr. Rebecca Garland, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), S Africa
Duration: Monday 16 April 2018, 9:00am to Friday 20 April 2018, 6:00pm
Venue: African Technology and Policy Studies Network (ATPS), Nairobi, Kenya
Open to: Alumni, Postgraduates, Public, Staff
Registration: Free to attend – registration required
Ten ECRs from each participating country will be selected through a competitive application process.
The application form and further details of the application process are available here. The form should be completed and returned to the relevant country contact.
Application Deadline: 18 Feb 2018
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