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UniPID Newsletter

November 2017

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
News on UniPID's FinCEAL Plus activities
  • FinCEAL Plus organizes a workshop in cooperation with SANBio/BioFISA II on 4 December 2017 14:00 to 17:00. The workshop focuses on Research and Innovation cooperation in Health and Nutrition. The event takes place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Laivastokatu 22, Helsinki. Read more and register for the event by 27 November 2017 here.
  • Kajsa's report from the FinCEAL Plus participation in the EU-CELAC Knowledge Week in El Salvador is live on our website. Read it here. 
  • FinCEAL Plus Partnership Support Instrument is open for applications. Funding is provided for researchers based in Finnish institutions for the purposes of building partnerships with researchers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Check details here.
News from partners and stakeholders
  • FSDR Development Days 2018 Call for Papers is now open! Organized under the rubric The Politics of Sustainability: Re-thinking resources, values and justice, the event takes place February 15-16 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. Deadline for submissions is 30 November. Read the full call here.
  • Invitation to apply for HELSUS membership. The new Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS has published a call for memberships. Read the call here, and apply here
Job / Research Opportunities

Expert in Civil Society and Advocacy work (in Finnish). Kepa. Deadline: 15 November 2017.

Executive director (temporary, in Finnish). KIOS Foundation. Deadline: 17 November 2017.

CRM Expert (in Finnish). Finnish UNICEF. Deadline: 19 November 2017. 

Team coordinator (in Finnish). The International Solidarity Foundation. Deadline: 3 December 2017. 

Assistant professorship in Sustainable Urban Systems. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2017. 

Assistant professorship in Sustainable Food Systems. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2017. 

Assistant professorship in Sustainability Transformation in Managing Ecosystem Services. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2017. 

Assistant Professorship in Behavioral Change towards Sustainability. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2017. 

Assistant Professorship in Sustainable Law, Governance and Regulation. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2017.  

Funding Opportunities

FinCEAL+ Rolling Call for the Partnership Support Instrument. No deadline. 

IFAS Research Fellowships 2018. Deadline: 1 December 2017.

Academy of Finland and its partners offer various grants to researchers (in Finnish). Deadlines: various.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Deadlines: various.

Horizon 2020 Calls, Deadlines: various.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions research fellowship. Deadlines: various. 

Terra Viva Grants Directory, Deadlines: various.


Academy Programme in development research 2018-2022 published. Academy of Finland. 

Education for Sustainable Development prizewinners awarded by UNESCO and Japan. UNESCO. 

Free online course: Integrate gender into your scientific research. SciDevNet

App 'trained' to spot crop disease, alert farmers. SciDevNet.

Commentary: Wilhelm Krull - Universities in Europe need to engage with the public to regain trust in academia. University World News. 

Multilateral order: Fading Western doctrines. D+C Development and Cooperation.

Zambia is improving food and nutrition security through climate intelligent agriculture (in Finnish).

Blog: Investigating the dark side of Tanzanian booming mining business.

Climate Watch demonstrates how poverty exacerbates climate threats (in Finnish). Kepa.

Upcoming Events - International 

10th SANORD Annual International Conference. 28 November - 1 December 2017. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 

Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Renewable Energy in Africa. 29 November 2017. London, United Kingdom.

Perspectives on the Democratic Developmental State - Book Launch. 27-28 February 2018. Cape Town, South Africa.

New Publications

Report of a light interim evaluation of the Africa-EU Research and Innovation partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). RINEA. October 2017.

ERAfrica Partnership Success Stories Impact Booklet. RINEA. October 2017.

CAAST-Net Plus Magazine - Issue 9. CAAST-Net. August 2017. 

Sustainable food systems - Great Insights Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 4. ECDPM. September 2017.

Has Universal Development Come of Age? IDS Bulletin 48.1. Institute of Development Studies. October 2017. 


Call for Memberships: Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science HELSUS. Deadline: 19 November 2017. 

Call for papers: FSDR Development Days 2018. Deadline: 30 November 2017.

Call for Inputs: 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report. Deadline: 1 December 2017.

IFAS: Call for applications 2018. Deadline: 1 December 2017.

Call for papers: Perspectives on the Democratic Developmental State. Deadline: 5 December 2017. 

Call for Proposals: International Disaster and Risk Management - IKARIM. Deadline: 15 December 2017.

Call for proposals: ATIP - Avenir Program 2018. Deadline: 16 November 2017.
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