Call for abstracts for African Great Lakes Conference
The African Great Lakes Conference organizers invite abstracts for oral and poster presentations from scientists, conservation practitioners and resource managers centered around the conference themeConservation and Development in a Changing Climate.

To read the full abstract submission guidelines, please click here. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be accepted until January 30, 2017.


Fellowship with African Population and Health Research Center/Pathfinder International
As part of efforts to increase capacity to conduct research within the Population, Health and the Environment (PHE) field, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in partnership with Pathfinder International, is pleased to announce a call for applications to support two (2) doctoral students interested in working within and contributing to the PHE field. Our expectation is that the fellows will contribute to the field through their doctoral research and, in future, will work within the PHE field and apply their knowledge and expertise. While we recognize that there are a number of integrated approaches within development, we are specifically interested in the field of PHE.

Therefore, successful candidates will be whose research include a family planning component, a health component and a natural resource management/conservation component. The award of these fellowships is contingent on funding availability.

See here for call for applications and application form.

The application form and supporting documents must be submitted on email at

Deadline is March 31, 2017, 11:59pm Nairobi time. 


Planetary Health Club at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
The students in the School of Public Health at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, have established a Planetary Health Club. Although housed in the School of Public Health, membership is open to students from the other four schools and colleges on the campus. The purpose of the club is to engage students in the discourse regarding the intimate relationships between human health and the health of the planet, and to support initiatives that foster the health of natural systems. The Club plans to sponsor lectures, discussion groups, and other activities that emphasize these important concepts.

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