The City journal editors are looking for short, innovative and accessible submissions from a diversity of authors, campaigns, practitioners, artists, photographers and activists. These pieces will not follow the standard academic article format and process (i.e. no double blind peer review) as they are aimed at encouraging greater creative freedom, including a wider diversity of voices and reaching beyond academic audiences. These submissions will be shorter than the usual journal length, can include or be led by images and be of varied format, such as opinion pieces, campaign reports etc. Submissions received from campaigns, community organisations, artists, activists and precarious workers will receive a payment of £200. In some cases support is available for pieces being published in, or translated from, a non-English language. Images will be reproduced in colour online and black and white in the printed journal.
Jobs and Announcements
EQUINET is looking for a creative writer to help us prepare the EQUINET Conference 2022 report linking to visuals and online presentations. If you have skills in preparing reports, and particularly multimedia reports that use visuals and links to make them accessible to a wide variety of readers and are available in October- December 2022 to work with us on preparing the conference report please send your indication of interest, CV and daily rate to the EQUINET secretariat.
The Public Health Association of South (PHASA) is holding their annual conference in Durban (eThekwini), on the east coast of South Africa. PHASA hosts an annual conferences, with the aim of engaging public health practitioners and interested people from around the country and world to share their experiences and research, discuss topical public health issues, and mentor public health students and young researchers. Hosting the national PHASA conference in Durban aims to add stimulus to the local economy, and contribute to enhanced awareness and widespread advocacy, for health, the social determinants of health, and healthcare in the region.
The Good Food Festival, organised by the Zimbabwe Traditional and Organic Food Forum, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022, hosted on Saturday 24 September at the Harare Botanical Gardens. There will be music all day, a wide range of local produce, products and seeds for sale, a delicious selection of dishes at the food court, chefs’ battles and cooking demos. The event includes a special kids’ zone for children.
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Centre for African Studies in Basel (CASB) call for applications for their 5th Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa. The Summer School addresses the question “How Political is Knowledge?”. The political economy of knowledge production in Africa is argued to require critical reflection, raising general questions about the relationship between knowledge, power and politics. The overall objective of the Summer School is to stimulate and consolidate interdisciplinary approaches to research on Africa, but also on other regions of the world undertaken from within the African continent. The 5th CODESRIA/ZASB Summer School invites applications from doctoral students interested in exploring these issues as part of a larger framework of engaging with methodological challenges in African Studies. Travel, accommodation and meals during the Summer School will be provided for participants from African Institutions. Application information is available on the website.
The People’s Global Summit is brings together individuals and communities, people of lived experiences, along with global organisations to co-build a combined global conversation on the creation of globally shared values for a new eco-social world that leaves no one behind. The vision of this people’s global summit emerges from the pandemic, the climate crisis, and the need to co-build a new eco-social world based on values that shape policies and practices to ensure sustainability and good quality life-cycles – not only for each human being but for each part of our eco-systems on which we all depend, leaving no one behind. The people’s global summit provides spaces for individuals as well as for group representatives to advance their ideas and provide a platform for engagement across different cultures, diverse lived experiences, professional groups, and perspectives. All contributions will shape the Global Values Declaration for a new eco-social world that will be delivered to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in July 2022 and will create a catalyst for further global action.
The DSI-NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI-ID) has positions available for postdoctoral research fellowships. The fellowships are attached to a prestigious international project titled ‘Accelerating Vaccine Production in Africa: A Centres of Excellence Initiative’ that seeks to foster interactions between select African universities and reputed university counterparts in the USA and Europe. There are no teaching obligations. In keeping with the focus of the project, postdocs will be expected to conduct research and engage in translational policy advice at the country and regional level in Africa. The fellowships are for an initial one year period, with possibilities of renewal for up to December 2023 attached to this project, and continuation thereafter. Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend and are provided with office space, laptops, and access to funding for research and travel. In addition to the standard postdoctoral stipends, fellows will receive additional remuneration for project activities.
The Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2022) will take place at the Ágora Bogotá Centro de Convenciones in Bogota, Colombia from October 31 – November 4, 2022, bringing together approximately 2,000 health systems researchers, policymakers and practitioners from around the world. The Symposium face the challenge of optimally sharing – and learning from – the experiences of the last two years, not only on the stress that health systems faced, and successes encountered during the pandemic, but also on interactions between politics, policy, and service provision and the role of vulnerable and already marginalized populations and the role of power in policy development; and of communities and individuals play. Registration for the conference is now open.
The East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC) is an inter-governmental organization that fosters and promotes regional cooperation in health. The aim of the Best Practices Forum (BPF) and the Directors Joint Consultative Committee (DJCC) meetings is to share best practices and research evidence, identify relevant health policy issues and making recommendations to the Health Ministers Conference, towards the improvement of health programming and outcomes in the region. The upcoming conference will provide a forum for health scientists, policy makers, development partners and other stakeholders in health to present their best practices and research evidence that inform policies and programming in the ECSA region. The theme for the 13th BPF is Stronger Health Systems Post Covid-19 for the Attainment of Universal Health Coverage in the ECSA Region.
The Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), University of Oxford has created a “virtual visitors” scheme to allow early career researchers from low and middle income (LMIC) countries to virtually attend via the internet seminars, events and short courses. In addition, the virtual visitor will be assigned mentors from HERC to discuss their research and explore future projects. The virtual visitor will generally be attached to HERC for a period of six months. During this time the visitor can attend relevant HERC short courses, including the Applied Methods of Cost- Effectiveness Analysis, at no cost. The scheme is entirely virtual and does not involve travelling to the UK, or any funding.