November 08, 2018
START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow received today the Danida Alumni Prize, a prestigious award that celebrates the achievements of distinguished alumni of the Danida Fellowship Centre.  Dr. Mbow was selected for his efforts to develop a critical mass of scientists…
October 31, 2018
The Global Atmosphere Watch Programme (GAW) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) offers support to a limited number of early career researchers from developing countries to attend the EGU General Assembly from 7 – 12 April 2019 in Vienna, Austria.…
October 25, 2018
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Professor Keiji Higuchi, a member of the START Standing Committee (predecessor of the Board of Directors) during START’s early formative years. Professor Higuchi passed away on 19 October…
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October 11, 2018
The 2019 Seeds of Change: Gender equality through agricultural research for development conference will take place at the University of Canberra, Australia, in April 2019. The interdisciplinary conference is aimed at researchers and practitioners in all fields of agriculture (including…
October 11, 2018
L’Agence Française de Développement s’associe avec l’École Normale Supérieure pour proposer un cours en ligne sur les transitions énergétiques et écologiques dans les pays en développement du 15 octobre au 23 novembre 2018. Ce cours en ligne de 6 semaines…
October 11, 2018
In a recent blog post, Maitreyi Koduganti from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) gives an account of a game that she developed to help people gain better insight into the complexities of living in peri-urban Bangalore. The game was developed with…
October 09, 2018
In a recent blog post, Prince Ansah of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program describes how a new mobile application will support adaptation knowledge sharing and build capacity of extension officers, community development workers, researchers and students in…
October 01, 2018
Following the call for pre-proposals on Pathways towards Sustainable Urban Development in Africa, applications are now open for scientists and non-academic experts to help in reviewing full proposals. To ensure that science can effectively contribute to sustainable urban development in Africa, the International…
September 28, 2018
START latest newsletter features the new ProGREEN (Promoting Gains in Renewable Energy) project, stories from FRACTAL (Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands) projects in Maputo and Lusaka, and news from the Ghana and Namibia teams of the ASSAR (Adaptation…
September 27, 2018
Ishmael Lente, from the University of Ghana, is the first PhD student with the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program to successfully defend his thesis, ‘Vulnerability and adaptation options to agroecosystems and climate change in semi-arid Ghana’. We asked…