Call for Participants: Early Career Researchers (ECRs)
TRILATERAL WORKSHOP: AIR POLLUTION IN EMERGING MEGA-CITIES: SOURCES, EVOLUTION AND IMPACTS
The British Council’s Researcher Links programme, offered under the Newton Fund is pleased to invite Early Career Researchers (ECRs) based in UK, Kenya and South Africa to participate in a five-day workshop on air pollution in emerging mega-cities in Africa. The workshop is being coordinated by Lancaster University (UK), African Technology and Policy Studies (Kenya), and North West University (South Africa).
The workshop aims to:
- Establish the current state of the science 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 Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to a wide range of techniques and skills required to pursue cutting edge, transformative atmospheric research;
- Raise awareness of the need for transdisciplinary 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, policy makers and stakeholders.
The workshop will be facilitated by established researchers and practitioners, who will also act as mentors to participating ECRs. The event will take place from Monday 16 April – Friday 20 April 2018 at the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), Nairobi, Kenya.
APPLICATION: 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 by Sunday 18th February 2018.
For applicants in Kenya: Send to
Alfred Nyambane, ATPS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For applicants in UK: Send to
Dr Kirsti Ashworth, LU (email@example.com)
For applicants in South Africa: Send to
Roelof Burger, NWU (Roelof.Burger@nwu.ac.za)