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Two EuroAfrica-ICT workshops 

The EuroAfrica-ICT initiative is a project developed under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission (EC) with the aim to strengthen, develop and support S&T partnerships in the ICT field between Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.

Two following two workshops will be carries out soon:
Date: July 20-21, 2007
Venue: Accra, Ghana
Date: July 26-27, 2007
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

For more inforamtion follow this link.
(Source: www.scidev.net)

eLearning Africa

The 3rd International Conference on ICT for Development will be a gathering place for all experts and stakeholders engaged or interested in ICT-based education, training and development on the African continent. Everyone concerned with eLearning in Africa is welcome to share and learn.

Date: May 28-30, 2008
Venue: Accra, Ghana
For further information, please visit the event's website.

2nd African science communications Conference (ASCC)

The theme of the 2nd ASCC will be “Shaping Africa's Future: science communication's contribution to Science, Technology and Innovation, and the development of democracy in Africa”. With an emphasis on integrating academic research with policy-decision making and industry, the meeting will address important issues in the development and advancement of science communication.

Date: February 18-21, 2009
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Gauteng, South Africa
For more information, please see the ASCC website.

Communications  & Sustainable Development in the Next Decade

International conference organised by the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Date: February 11-13, 2009
Venue: Bangkog, Thailand
For more inforamtion, please visit the website of the event.

Assessing the contribution of ICT to Development Goals

10th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries organised by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).

Date: May 26-28, 2009
Venue: Dubai School of Government, United Arab Emirates 
For more information, please visit the website of the conference.

1st EURO-AFRICA Cooperation Forum on ICT Research

Co-organised by the European Commission (EC DG INFSO) and the African Union Commission (AUC). For the first time in Europe, sub-Saharan African and European policy-makers and research organisations are being brought together to address the development of research collaborative projects in the ICT field.

Date: March 25-26, 2009
Venue: Charlemagne EC building, Brussels, Belgium 
For registration and further information, please follow this link.

4th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training: eLearning Africa 2009 

The conference aims to bring people together who are actively engaged in education and in the implementation of learning technologies in schools, universities, corporate training as well as in education in the public sector.

Date: May 27-29, 2009
Venue: Dakar, Senegal
For more information, please visit the website of the conference.

FP7/ICT Call 4

Information and Communication Technologies Calls: FP7-ICT-2009-4 was launched on November 19, 2008.

Deadline: April 1, 2009
For more information, please follow this link

Job: Climate Change Research Officer, IDS

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Climate Change and Development Centre is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Research Officer to manage its Children in a Changing Climate Research Programme and to develop research on children and climate change.

Closing date: March 27, 2009. For more information, please visit the website of IDS.

Second Conference: Towards Opening Access to Information & Knowledge in the Agricultural Sciences and Technology in Africa

The conference will discuss initiatives aimed at opening access to AS & T information and knowledge including open access/archives initiatives, the challenges faced by institutions in the agricultural sciences and technology field in Africa, and the way forward.

Date: July 13-17, 2009
Venue: Accra, Ghana
For more information, please visit the website of the event.

NEW: 6th World Conference of Science Journalists

The 6th World Conference of Science Journalists in 2009 (WCSJ2009) will bring established and aspiring reporters, writers and science communicators from around the world to debate, network, develop their professional skills and report on the latest advances in science and technology.

Date: June 30 - July 2, 2009
Venue: Central Hall, Westminster, UK
For more information, please visit the website of SciDev.Net.

NEW: EADI / Information Management Working Group Annual Meeting

This year's central theme is: Globalising development research: Sharing experiences on how to communicate effectively in global research consortia and networks.

Date: June 11-12, 2009
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark
For further information, please visit the website of the event.

Information, Knowledge and Communication - Web 2.0 in Development Co-operation

A seminar for communication professionals in the field of development research and co-operation organised by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and Europe’s Forum on International Cooperation (Euforic).

Date: November 19-20, 2009
Venue: Bonn, Germany
Registration deadline: October 31, 2009

Forskning i forskningskommunikation og udvikling af nye formidlingsmetoder [in Danish]

Det Frie Forskningsråd, Kultur og Kommunikation (FKK) indkalder i samarbejde med Det Strategiske Forskningsråd ansøgninger om støtte til forskning i forskningskommunikation og udvikling af nye formidlingsmetoder.

Ansøgningsfrist: Fredag den 18. december 2009 kl. 15.00.

Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development - Highlights of Innovative Practices

The congress organized by International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) and Agropolis International will focus on innovative practices in the agricultural information sector. It will promote fruitful exchanges between information specialists and actors of rural development facing the key challenges in agriculture.

Date: April 26-29, 2010
Venue: Montpellier, France

NEW: Africa Seminar - Facehooked?Disambiguating the Use of New Media In Scientific Research Methodology

At this Africa Seminar hosted by the Centre of African Studies, Charles Kinga will be speaking about why and how he conducted his interviews for his master thesis on the social networking site facebook. Charles Kinga's thesis is anchored on the youths' use of available communication media in campaigning and it concurs that the use of electronic media and social interaction between the youth in Kenya, created dynamics that are otherwise ignored in contemporary analyses of democracy.

Date: October 22, 2009 - 15:15-17:00
Venue: Centre of African Studies, Købmagergade 46, 4., Copenhagen

ICIMOD Competition for Journalists: Media Reports on Climate Change in the Himalayas

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organising a competition for journalists with a thematic focus on climate change in the Himalayas. The aim is to capture published media reports and to encourage journalists to write on mountain, and especially Himalayan, issues.

Closing date for submission: December 15, 2009

NEPAD ICT Africa Summit 2010

NEPAD ICT Africa Summit is a NEPAD council and NEPAD Secretariat continental Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) event addressing a wide range of ICT issues in Africa.

Date: February 9-11, 2010
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

eLearning Africa 2010 - 5th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training

Meeting the networking needs of the pan-African eLearning and distance education sector, the annual eLearning Africa conference is the key networking venue for practitioners and professionals from Africa and all over the world.

Date: May 26-28, 2010
Venue: Lusaka, Zambia

Global Development Network Research Communication Workshop Series. Communication for Policy Influence in Nairobi, Kenya and in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The workshops are designed to strengthen research communication for policy outreach capacity and to develop communication products. The workshops are targeted at researchers who are working with or on a research program, project or organization as participants will be asked to develop and send a summary of their research (or area of work) and identify challenges and opportunities to address during the sessions.

Date: November 26-28, 2009- Nairobi, Kenya
Date: December 2-3, 2009 - 
Colombo, Sri Lanka

NEW: 2010 Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research Learning and Reflecting on ICT Collaborative Research and Development - Projecting the Future of ICT Research in Africa

This event - a follow-up of the Forum held in Brussels, Belgium in March 2009 - aims at promoting and supporting the development of Euro-Africa cooperation on ICT research between sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.

Date: February 2, 2010
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job: Team Assistant, Publication and Dissemination Unit - UNRISD. The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is looking for a candidate who will contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit by providing assistance in print and electronic dissemination, data management and reporting of activities under moderate supervision. Closing date: February 7, 2010.

Free science communication training for Europe's researchers

The ESConet courses organised on behalf of the Commission of the European Community are intended for researchers and scientists involved with Framework 6 and/or 7 funded research networks and projects. The training aims at improving the ability of EC-funded scientists to interact with national and international media, especially audiovisual media. It also includes training on how to use new media with the objective of establishing a better dialogue with society.

Date: 3 days between July 12 and August 15, 2010
Venue: Centre for Advanced Academic Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for proposals: Knowledge Fair Share - Latin America and Caribbean

The ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) are jointly organizing a Knowledge Share Fair in the field of agricultural research and development and food security for Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting aims at discussing good knowledge sharing practices and good practices in making research outputs accessible.

Date: May 25-27, 2010
Venue: CIAT, Cali, Colombia

IEEE/ACM Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD2010)

The goal of the ICTD2010 conference is to provide an international forum for scholarly researchers as well as development practioners, policymakers etc. exploring ICT's applied to development. ICTD2010 will be hosted by the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and the ICT4D Research Centre at the University of London.

Date: December 13-16, 2010
Venue: London, United Kingdom

IST-Africa 2010

Part of the IST-Africa Initiative, which is supported by the European Commission under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7), IST-Africa 2010 is the fifth in an Annual Conference Series which brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government & research organisations across Africa and from Europe, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice and discussing policy related issues.

Date: May 19-21, 2010
Venue: Durban, South Africa

Academia and Foreign Policy Making: Bridging the Gap

This seminar held by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) will explore the relationship between academic research in the field of International Relations and the making of foreign policy. The seminar seeks to illuminate the nature of the gap between the scholarly community, which is faced with an ever increasing call to produce useful and relevant knowledge, and policy making; and look into the prospects for bridging the gap.

Date: April 26, 2010 - 13:30-16:00
Venue: DIIS, Main Auditorium, Strandgade 71, 1401 Copenhagen K
Deadline for registration: April 23, 2010 - 12.00

The public understanding of science in Africa

The workshop organised by the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, the British Institute of East Africa and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will look at the relation between science and scientists, the civil public and policy makers. The workshop will a.o. discuss opportunities for participation in decision-making, policy and public debates, and the meanings of citizenship and the development of networks of concerned actors in relation to scientific issues.

Date: September 22-24, 2010
Venue: The British Institute of East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Research for water, environment and development: Make sure that research is relevant for societies – and is being used

Joint seminar hosted by DDRN, DWF and ViVA. This seminar will present two initiatives related to research and communication: 1. The European project Splash, an Era-net linked to the European Water Initiative, and 2. Communication work and needs from the perspective of the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology. The seminar will include time for discussion and experience sharing. Please read the programme and concept note.

Date: May 6, 2010 - 14:00-16:30
Venue: GEUS, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 København K.
More presentations are welcome. Please contact Miriam Feilberg before April 29, 2010. Registration to Hanne Berthelsen no later than May 4, 2010.

Job: Evaluation team for IDS Knowledge Services - Review of Eldis programme

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is seeking an experienced evaluation team to carry out a review of progress to date and effectiveness of the Eldis programme. The evaluation team should have knowledge of current information management and communication thinking and practice, familiarity with information management and communication tools and a good conceptual understanding of the relationships between knowledge, learning, communication and social change.

Deadline for expression of interest: May 24, 2010 - 17:00 UK time

NEW: Storytelling and participation

The Glocal Network on Media and Development (Glocal NOMAD) is hosting a seminar on storytelling as tool in development cooperation. The seminar will assess storytelling and participation in relation to cultural and social change from both a researcher and a practitioner perspective, in collaborative media, interaction design and development cooperation.

Date: June 5, 2010 - 13:00-18:00
Venue: Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

8th Euro-Africa ICT concertation meeting

The Euro-Africa concertation meetings are held to facilitate closer interaction and the development of synergies between the EuroAfrica-ICT initiative and other related initiatives. The meeting will look at ICT policy and research priorities and researchers and members of the private communications sector have been invited to share visions and experiences.

Date: June 23, 2010
Venue: Brussels, Belgium

Study of Open Access Publishing (SOAP) Survey. This survey is being conducted by the SOAP project, financed by the European Commission. The study is investigating publishing practices and attitudes towards Open Access publishing. This survey is primarily aimed at active researchers in public and private organisations, from all fields of the research in the sciences and humanities. It focuses on publication of research articles in peer-reviewed journals. It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Job: Organic Eprints coordinator and communication assistant at ICROFS

The International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS) based at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, is looking for an academic employee to coordinate and further develop the open access Organic Eprints archive and participate in information and research communication activities.

Application deadline: June 19, 2010 - 12:00

Future Imperatives of Communication and Information for Development and Social Change

This conference forms part of a series of preparatory and inter-connected conferences, coordinated by ORBICOM-UNESCO Chairs in Communication, across the regions of the world to focus the attention of the most experienced and innovative information and communication scholars, practitioners and policy-makers on these new challenges towards world development and sustainability.

Date: December 20-22, 2010
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

Workshop - Initiate linking between Danish research and development institutions to promote opportunities for organic agriculture and demand-driven research

The objectives of this workshop are to present, discuss and analyse the opportunities and limitations of collaboration between research institutions and NGOs focusing on organic and/or agro-ecological farming. The workshop will map out requirements for systems of communication and dissemination of information as well as feedback systems on lessons learnt to secure a dynamic loop of demand-driven research and implementation of efficient and innovative organic and agro-ecological farming methods.

Date: November 9, 2010
Venue: Århus, Denmark

NEW: Capacity Enhancement through Scientific Communication: Information Portals in Vietnam

The seminar aims to initiate a discussion among researchers, information specialists and representatives from the private sector and state in Vietnam on: 1) Creative approaches to scientific communication; how to enhance capacity through communication and dissemination; 2) New ways of making information partnerships work; 3) Collaborative working tools, sharing knowledge resources by using Portals and other forms for information infrastructure; and 4) The power/culture issues; private sector, state and information needs.

Date: August 19, 2010 - 9:30-17
Venue: Central Institute of Economic Management, Hanoi, Vietnam

Information for Change 2010 - Digital Publishing in Africa: The Next Steps

Sharing Knowledge, Increasing Impact: A series of workshops on publishing for development. This workshop will examine emerging digital publishing models in East Africa. Speakers will present first-hand experience of the realities of working in the region, and will showcase and share innovative approaches to the creation and delivery of information.

Date: September 21, 2010
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

3rd Cooperation Forum on ICT Research

The conference aims to encourage discussions and debates and provide networking opportunities and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders in the field of ICT research and policymakers coming from all over Europe and Africa.

Date: December 7-8, 2010
Venue: Helsinki, Finland

2010 Euro-Africa e-Infrastructures Conference

This conference, hosted by the European Commission and the African Union Commission, aims to promote Euro-African cooperation and European e-Infrastructures developments and exploitation in Africa.

Date: December 9-10, 2010
Venue: Helsinki, Finland

NEW: 11th International Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST) Conference

The 11th PCST Conference will deliberate on both practical and theoretical aspects of science communication, in a globalised world with major inequalities and development challenges. Over 500 science communication practitioners and analysts from all continents will compare experiences and perspectives on science-based issues of today and tomorrow.

Date: December 6-10, 2010
Venue: New Delhi, India

Job: Manager of Policy Influence and Research Uptake, IDS

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is seeking to appoint a manager with a broad knowledge of health system strengthening and health in developing countries and a familiarity with processes to influence political decision making and get research into policy and practice.

Closing date: October 14, 2010.

High-level conference on the connectivity of West and Central African higher education institutions

The objective of the conference is to analyse the findings of two studies carried out by the AAU, with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The objective of these studies was to assess the current situation, to compare it with situations in other parts of the world and to eventually suggest measures to be taken in order to significantly improve the connectivity of African higher education and research institutions at affordable cost.

Date: October 18-19, 2010 
Venue: Accra, Ghana

NEW: 2nd ERINA4Africa Workshop

This workshop provides the opportunity to discover e-Infrastructures and their applications and to network with those interested in application development.  There is an optional second day to this workshop with demonstrations and presentations of potential e-Infrastructure applications.

Date: October 6-7, 2010
Venue: Lilongwe, Malawi

14th Regional EuroAfrica-ICT FP7 Awareness Workshop

These workshops aim at raising awareness on FP7/ICT and at enhancing and supporting Euro-African collaborative projects on ICT research. A dozen of awareness workshops have already been organised in the framework of the EuroAfriCa-ICT Initiative. At least 3 workshops will be organised in Europe or in Africa over the 2010-2011 period in order to enhance the participation of African organisations in FP7 collaborative projects and to support the identification of ICT research priorities.

Date: November 3-4, 2010
Venue: Mauritius

Getting Research into Practice - How to Write a Communications Strategy?

This European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) workshop will focus on how to communicate development research in order to arm people with useful knowledge and thus a better understanding of development issues and hopefully enable them to make better decisions.

Date: December 2-3, 2010
Venue: EADI secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Scientific Communication and Publishing

This Training Centre in Communication (TCC) five-day intensive course is suitable for researchers and MSc/Ph.D. students who intend to publish in peer-reviewed journals, write proposals or participate at conferences.

Date: December 6-10, 2010
Venue: Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

RED Conference: Rethinking Education in the Knowledge Society

The primary goals of this conference are the provision of an interdisciplinary discussion venue where both veteran and young researchers in the area of digital technologies in education can share experiences, the provision of a networking environment for researchers and the dissemination of research results of young scholars, contributing to their establishment within the local and international research community.

Date: March 7-10, 2011
Venue: Centro Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Job: AuthorAID Training Coordinator

INASP is recruiting a Training Coordinator to work on the AuthorAID project which provides an opportunity to help develop the writing and communication skills of researchers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Deadline for submission of applications: November 12, 2010

Bangladesh Conference: Improving Research Infrastructures with Social Media

The Bangladesh Conference aims at helping institutes in Bangladesh and surrounding countries to develop effective research infrastructures by strengthening information skills of a target group of 60 students, researchers, policy-makers and individual practitioners in the field of global development studies and research. Through hands-on exercises the participants will be introduced to tools to present themselves, find experts, share knowledge and work together.

Date: February 24-25, 2011
Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Internship: Publications and Dissemination Unit, UNRISD

UNRISD is now accepting applications for an internship position based within the Publications and Dissemination Unit, working full time with the Web and Media Consultants. The Intern will assist in implementing the Institute’s global research communication strategy by supporting media outreach and assist with the day-to-day updating and maintenance of the UNRISD website in English, French and Spanish, and assist other staff with their contribution of content to the site.

Deadline for submission of applications: November 28, 2010

NEW: Information and Communication Technologies Calls within the frame of the FP7 (7th Framework Programme)

Calls with objectives relevant to international cooperation within the area of information and communication technologies, such as Objective ICT-2011.10.3 'International partnership and support to dialogue', have been launched. 

Deadline for submission of applications: January 18, 2010 

Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) Journal, Volume 6 Issue 1 2010. This issue is available online free of charge until December 31, 2010.

Scientific Communication & Publishing

This five-day intensive course focuses on the technical aspects of communication and is suited for researchers and MSc/PhD students who intend to publish in peer-reviewed journals, write proposals or participate in conferences. Application criteria available here.

Date: April 4-8, 2011
Venue: Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks to DDRN member Joy Owango for sharing the news!

Call for participation in the online course “How to build a policy influence plan”

Global Development Network (GDN) and CIPPEC call for participants for this online course which aims to develop and improve current capacities of researchers, trainers and members of PRIs on their influence on decision makers regarding public policies in their countries in their regions. Scholarships will be given to participate in the course. Due to the fact that the quota for the participation in the online course is limited, postulants must send a brief essay/participation proposal explaining the reasons that motivate them to participate and the utility they will give to the learned contents.

Deadline for submission of proposals: January 23, 2011

15th Regional EuroAfrica-ICT FP7 Awareness Workshop

The main objectives of EuroAfrica-information and communication technologies (ICT) Awareness Workshops are to raise awareness on FP7/ICT and to enhance Euro-African collaborative projects on ICT research between sub-Saharan African and European research institutes. The 15th workshop is designed for everyone with an interest in ICT research and in Euro-African collaborative projects.

Date: April 6-7, 2011
Venue: University of Khartoum, Sudan

Capacity-building workshop for African press officers

This all-day event, part of the 2011 World Conference of Science Journalists, aims to improve media coverage relating to African science, particularly in the fields of science and medicine, by providing targeted training and networking for press officers from African research institutes.

Date: June 28, 2011
Venue: Doha, Qatar

ICT, Society and Human Beings 2011

The effects of ICT on human beings as well as the interaction between ICT, individuals, and society are all within the focus of this conference. Both analyses of interactions and effects are important. Changes in behaviour, perspectives, values, competencies, human and psychological aspects and feelings are all of interest. Reflections on past, present, and future challenges – especially planning for handling the latter - are encouraged.

Date: July 24-26, 2011
Venue: Rome, Italy

Food Security, Health and Impact Conference

In its first international conference the Africa College will address the following questions: 1) How can the results of basic science and inter-disciplinary research lead to increased impact on food security and human health? 2) How can partnerships between research and development organisations deliver innovation and impact? Financial assistance is available for African delegates on application.

Date: June 22-24, 2011
Venue: Leeds, United Kingdom

Scholarship: science journalism workshop [in Spanish]

In order to apply for the scholarship, you must be a Spanish-speaking journalist working in Latin America and or the Caribbean. The scholarship allows participation in a week-long Science Journalism Workshop.

Date: May 3-June 1, 2011
Application deadline: March 25, 2011

Internship: Intern: Publications and Dissemination Unit

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is now accepting applications for an internship position to assist in implementing the Institute’s global research communication strategy by supporting media outreach, assist with the day-to-day updating and maintenance of the UNRISD website in English, French and Spanish, and assist other staff with their contribution of content to the site.

Application deadline: March 20, 2011

Internship: Intern: Publications and Dissemination Unit

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is now accepting applications for an internship position to assist in implementing the Institute’s global research communication strategy by supporting media outreach, assist with the day-to-day updating and maintenance of the UNRISD website in English, French and Spanish, and assist other staff with their contribution of content to the site.

Application deadline: March 20, 2011

Call for ideas on ICT for Human Development

CREATIC4AFRICA’s main objective is to search for innovative ideas generated from and for Africa that contribute to Human Development. At this scope, CREATIC4AFRICA has launched a call for ideas intended to grant 5 scholarships for research in ICT for Development: nationals of Ethiopia, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique or  Senegal with university or technological expertise or proven experience in technology development can send their ICT based innovative ideas addressed to solve a social or economic need or problem in their community.

 Application deadline: March 30, 2011

Training: The Use of Social Media and Web2.0 in Corporate Communications

This European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) Masterclass will focus on the opportunities and challenges for organisations in using Social Media and Web2.0 tools strategically while providing opportunities for participants to learn and exchange practical lessons. 

Date: May 12-13, 2011
Venue: European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Training: Message - Audience - Tools: Planning an effective Research Communications Strategy

By the end of this training program participants will have a good understanding of communicating research to diverse audiences using a variety of tools and approaches to reach different audiences in developing countries and elsewhere including policymakers, NGOs, practitioners and the general public.

Date: July 7-8, 2011
Venue: European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) Small Grants supporting evidence-based policy making

INASP welcomes applications for small grants to support activities within parliaments which contribute to one of the following aims: increasing awareness of science and technology (S&T) issues amongst members and staff, improving the capacity of parliamentary staff to provide balanced, comprehensive and timely information on policy relevant issues in S&T to MPs, and strengthening the capacity of parliamentary members to use S&T information in the scrutiny of policy.

Application deadline: July 31, 2011

eLearning Africa 2011

The 6th international conference on information and communication technologies (ICT) for development, education and training, will focus on 'Youth, Skills & Employability'. This is taken to include the affordability, sustainability and pedagogical integration of ICTs in ways which can improve the learning, living and employment opportunities of young Africans.

Date: May 25-27, 2011
Venue: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) 2012

This conference will provide an international forum for scholarly researchers exploring the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, political, and economic development.

Date: March 12-16, 2012
Venue: Atlanta, United States

Course: Proposal writing and grant management & Oral Communication

This course aims to teach students about the various steps and structures involved in proposal writing and grant management, from the initial research proposal to managing a research grant.

Date: June 6-8, 2011
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Course: Science and Sense: Using knowledge effectively to address climate change

The aim of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of knowledge brokerage theory, applications and techniques, with a key focus on developing practical understanding of how knowledge brokerage can be used to facilitate improved communication, decision making and to stimulate innovation in the context of climate change.

Date: June 14-15, 2011 - 9:00-17:00
Venue: London, United Kingdom

3rd International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (AFRICOMM 2011)

AFRICOMM 2011 aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in information and communication technologies (ICT) to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances and on-the-field experiences related to e-Infrastructure, e-Governance, e- Business, and enabling policy and regulations with a deep focus on developing countries.

Date: November 23-24, 2011
Venue: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Unesco/British Council East Asian Media Workshop on Reporting Climate Change and Sustainable Development

This four-day event aims to improve media coverage relating to climate change and sustainability. It will utilise the expertise of top scientists and journalists to offer advice, discussions and networking opportunities. The workshop is free of charge. Travel funding will be given to two Mongolian and two DPRK journalists. All workshop participants are provided free meals. 

Date: July 25-28, 2011
Venue: Fudan University, Shanghai, China

East Asian workshop on Media Workshop on Reporting Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Funded by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this four-day event aims to improve media coverage relating to climate change and sustainability. It aims to utilise the expertise of scientists and journalists to offer advice, discussions and networking opportunities.

Date: July 25-28, 2011
Venue: Fudan University, Shanghai, China

M4D2012: 3rd International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development

M4D2012 aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and all those with interests in mobile communication for development. M4D2012 will combine two days of workshops, discussions, demos, plenary, paper and panel sessions.

Date: February 28–29, 2012
Venue: New Delhi, India

NEW: CDKN funding for collaboration between knowledge brokers

The overall objective of this competition launched by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is to enable improved access to climate and development knowledge for developing country audiences by improving collaboration among knowledge brokers, and thus improving the services they offer.

Closing date: October 3, 2011

Quality, Honesty and Beauty in Science Communication

The 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2012) will include themes such as: What does quality mean in science communication? Evaluating public communication of science; Art and/in science communication; Ethics and aesthetics of science communication; and Communicating the social sciences.

Date: April 18-20, 2012
Venue: Florence, Italy

Job: Evidence-Informed Policy Making Officer, INASP

The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) supports the production, access and dissemination of research information in developing and emerging countries. The Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) programme aims to build the capacity of policy makers and influencers to access and use research evidence, and is now seeking to appoint a Programme Officer for a one year contract to cover a period of maternity leave. Closing date: September 23, 2011.

Job: Director, SciDev.Net

The Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world. The Network is currently looking for a new Director who will be pivotal to the future success of the organisation, providing crucial strategic leadership to the Network – working closely with the board of trustees and staff team to develop the organisation’s vision, reach and impact. Closing date: September 16, 2011.

4th Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research 

Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Meraka Institute of CSIR, this year's edition will primarily aim at strengthening and supporting collaborative research on ICT between Africa and Europe but also at exploring how to support efficient and innovative ICT Public-Private Partnerships.

Date: November 14-15, 2011
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa

Getting Research to Researchers in Developing Countries – Examples from East and Southern Africa

The annual meeting will be held to discuss pertinent topics for developing country librarians, researchers and the publishers cooperating with them, including discovering and accessing research, research, technology and connectivity, and advocacy.

Date: December 2, 2011
Venue: London, United Kingdom

IST-Africa 2012 Conference & Exhibition

IST-Africa 2012 is the seventh in an Annual Conference Series which brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government & research organisations across Africa and from Europe, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice and discussing policy related issues.

Date: May 9-11, 2012
Venue: Tanzania

EADI Masterclass: Information, Knowledge and Communication - Putting social media to work

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and Euforic Services are organising a workshop to provide information and communication professionals in the development community with an up-to-date overview of possibilities and advantages that social media offers for their work.

Date: December 1-2, 2011
Venue: Bonn, Germany

NEW: UbuntuNet-Connect 2011

The UbuntuNet-Connect annual conference brings together key stakeholders from around the continent and the world to provide a rich environment for learning and networking. UbuntuNet-Connect 2011 will address the broad topic of research and education networking in Africa, under (but not limited to) the following sub-themes: content networks and applications; regional and international collaboration; innovation; rolling out the REN Infrastructure; and marketing, communication and dissemination.

Date: November 23-25, 2011
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Innovative research in a changing and challenging world

The conference promotes diversity and unity in research on an interdiciplinary basis. Traditionally research has been rigidly confined to a single academic discipline. This is important for maintaining its research vigour. However it can also create a discourse of research hegemony which can stiffen creativity and innovation. 

Date: May 16-18, 2012
Venue: Phuket, Thailand

18th SASA Congress: Knowledge, Technologies and Social Change

The theme of the next The South African Sociological Assiociation's (SASA) annual congress is Knowledge, Technologies and Social Change. The 2012 SASA congress will allow participants to focus on some of the interrelationships between knowledge, technologies, social and economic change, including the roles of universities in promoting, analysing and contesting technologies. Please visit the SASA website for more information.

Date: 1-4 July 2012
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 12 April 2012

EADI Masterclass: How to Evaluate and Improve your Social Media Presence?

This European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) Masterclass will explore three dimensions of evaluating Web 2.0 strategies: (1) Evaluating the effectiveness of the strategy; (2) Evaluating the relevance of the strategy in relation to the organisation's goals; and (3) Evaluating the impact of Web 2.0 strategies on intended outcomes in the context of development projects and programmes.

Date: 5-6 July 2012
Venue: Bonn, Germany

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