Ramblings of a recovering positivist

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I was fortunate enough to attend the Scoping dialogue for Resilience thinking and practice for development in Stellenbosch on 4 and 5 August 2016, which had four main objectives, namely: i) foster deeper understanding of resilience and resilience thinking; ii) explore and share how resilience ideas are being used in practice; iii) scope the possibilities… Read more »

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity

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The AFRICAN CENTRE FOR CITIES (ACC) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP     For details of the advert please link here Closing date for applications:  19 September 2016 Expected interview date (if required): Week commencing 26 September 2016 Expected commencement of duties:   1 November 2016 (or sooner if available) Selection Process:… Read more »

Reflections from the 2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium

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Written by Alice McClure, 11 July 2016 Wits University, South Africa The 2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium was held on 7 & 8 July 2016 at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. On trend with recent adaptation thinking and writing, the colloquium provided an opportunity for different communities to come together and share experiences… Read more »

Communities of Practice: When do they succeed?

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Anna Steynor, Katharine Vincent (Kulima Integrated Development Solutions), Katinka Waagsaether and Tracy Cull (Kulima Integrated Development Solutions) The establishment of a “community of practice” (COP) is an idealised vision that is often expressed as a desirable outcome of research projects.  The successful establishment of a COP is seen to embody the notion of extending the… Read more »

Spoke or wheel?

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A couple of weeks ago, a spoke in my bicycle snapped. I took the broken one out, got to the bike shop and handed it to the shop assistant. “What wheel is that?” he asked. “26 inch road bike’s” I answered confidently. He wasn’t satisfied: “Well, what type of wheel?” “Uh… round one?” He was… Read more »

MSc./Ph.D studentship: Seasonal forecast information for improved sector-specific decision making

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Opportunity: MSc/PhD studentship TITLE: Seasonal forecast information for improved sector-specific decision making. Institution: University of Cape Town (UCT) Department: Environmental and Geographical Science (EGS) Research Group: Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) Deadline: Application is open-ended, with the intent to start the MSc./Ph.D as early as July 2016 and no later than January 2017. The University of Cape Town is committed to… Read more »