Jobs and Announcements

2015 Drivers of Change Awards Nominations Now Open
Closing date for nominations: 31 July 2015

The 24th African Union Summit declared 2015 as “The Year of Women's Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063.” To embrace this, the 2015 Drivers of Change Awards will recognise people driving change in women empowerment and development, gender equity, the promotion of equality and rights for women and girls. Nominations for the 2015 Drivers of Change Awards are now open!

 The website allows people to nominate individuals, businesses, civil society organisations and governments that are making a real impact in changing the lives of women and girls in southern Africa.

2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2015

CODESRIA’s postdoctoral fellowship program is meant to give scholars at different levels of their careers the resources to undertake sustained work over multiple years on a project of their choice with the goal of producing empirically grounded and theoretically innovative work that will constitute original contributions to their field of work and to the understanding of Africa in the world. In addition to a financial grant of USD 15,000 over a 15-`month period, selected scholars will be provided access to CODESRIA’s library. Priority thematic areas from which the Council seeks to draw participants for its 2015 postdoctoral fellowships relate to a range of areas relating to African youth, economic transformation, human rights, social security and social welfare systems, African arts, education and gender analysis. Further detail on the themes and requirements for applications can be found on the website.

2015 TrustAfrica / UKZN Post Doctoral Fellowships.
Deadline for bursary applications: 15 October 2015

TrustAfrica, under the administration of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa is pleased to announce 2 Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2015. The fellowship awards are for R200,000 per annum and there is the possibility for a maximum of 2 years. The selected fellowships will be attached to the DST/NRF Research Chair (SARChI) in Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment. Funding for two fellowships has been made possible by TrustAfrica. The purpose is to promote and undertake research on government, private sector and civil society interventions that have been designed to reduce poverty. The two TrustAfrica fellowships will follow research topics around the political economy of illicit financial flows. Preference will be given to South African applicants.The deadline for bursary applications is 15 October 2015.

2017 CODESRIA Social Policy in Africa Conference
20 - 22 November 2017, Tshwane, South Africa

The DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Social Policy and its partners invite abstracts of papers to be presented at the 2017 Social Policy in Africa Conference. The conference will take place from 20-22 November 2017 at the University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa). The organisers invite abstracts and papers that offer critical reflections on (a) Africa’s experience with social policy since Africa’s decade of independence in the 1960s, (b) contemporary experiences of social policy, and (c) prospective inquiries into social policy for addressing Africa’s diverse challenges of developmental and human wellbeing. The conference seeks to theorise Africa’s social policy experiences (formal and non-formal) in rethinking social policy to return to a wider vision of social policy and a more holistic development that reinforces the complementarity of economic and social policies. the conference calls for reflections on how the multiple tasks of social policy can be activated to enhance the quality of lives for the rural population. How can land and agrarian reforms be understood from a social policy perspective?

21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, 25029 August 2012, Thailand
Abstract submission deadline: 20 December 2012

The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) are hosting the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, 25 – 29 August, Pattaya, Thailand.
The conference aims to contribute to the development of equity and social justice across the globe by offering a unique platform for dialogue on the best investments for health between participants from various sectors from all over the world.

22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)
23-27 July 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The International AIDS Conference, first convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights, as an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The theme of AIDS 2018 is “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”, drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing.

22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)
23-27 July 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The International AIDS Conference, first convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights, as an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The theme of AIDS 2018 is “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”, drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing.

22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) 23-27 July 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Registration deadline: 17 May 2018

The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The theme of AIDS 2018 is “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”, drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing.

24th African Health Sciences Congress
28 September - 2 October, 2003, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Health Sciences Congress (AHSC) is a premier scientific meeting that has found a permanent place in Africa. Each year, the congress is hosted in different countries in Africa, by a National Health Research Institute in collaboration with other institutions interested in undertaking health related activities. Professional heath related bodies have also been instrumental in participation of hosting and managing the Congress. AHSC is one of the major forums on which Africans from all around the continent meet and share recent developments on health issues, disseminate and present their scientific findings, promote, encourage and coordinate research capabilities, exchange ideas, and network among members and institutions involved in heath research directly or otherwise. We are pleased to inform you that the Ethiopian Health & Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) in collaboration with national sister institutions, nationwide professional associations, governmental organisations, non-governmental organizations, UN related agencies and many significant stakeholders, established a National Organising Committee (NOC) that will take up the challenges and responsibilities of organising the 24th African Health Sciences Congress (AHSC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Further details: /newsletter/id/29740
29th Annual Conference - The Global Health Council
28-31 May 2002, Washington DC, USA

The Global Health Council invites healthcare providers, community organizers, program managers, policy makers, researchers, and advocates from around the world to submit abstracts for presentation at their 29th Annual Conference, 28-31 May 2002, in Washington, D.C. Abstracts are being solicited to present research and experience (in Panel Sessions, Roundtable Sessions, and/or Poster Presentations)that: 1) Further defines the challenges of global health in times of crisis, and 2) Identifies effective policies and programs to improve the health status of populations, especially of vulnerable groups. For full description refer to the online Call for Abstracts available in the Annual Conference section on GHC's website.

Further details: /newsletter/id/28742

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