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UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE: REGISTRATION NOTICE

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UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE

REGISTRATION NOTICE

 

  • THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 30TH APRIL 2019.

  • ALL RETURNING STUDENTS SHOULD CLEAR ANY OUTSTANDING FEES AND MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT OF AT LEAST 60% OF THEIR FEES. 

  • THE BALANCE OF 40% MUST BE CLEARED AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS. 

  • THERE WILL BE NO FURTHER EXTENSION BEYOND THIS DATE.

 

B MAKUNIKE

A/DEPUTY REGISTRAR, ACADEMIC

16 APRIL 2019

SAPECS WINTER SCHOOL IN SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

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SAPECS WINTER SCHOOL IN SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

15 – 19 JULY 2019, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The Southern African Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS) invites Masters’ and PhD students doing research at the interface of ecosystems and society to attend an introductory course on social-ecological systems, to be hosted by the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST) at Stellenbosch University.

The field of social-ecological systems aims to support responses to the challenges of global environmental and societal change, particularly in terms of supporting improved environmental stewardship and addressing pressing challenges of poverty and inequality. Students and researchers who are studying these issues are increasingly positioning themselves as interdisciplinary investigators who study human-environment systems as linked, or rather strongly intertwined, social-ecological systems. Social-ecological research draws on knowledge, frameworks and methods from a broad range of disciplines, and this plurality can be challenging for students to navigate.

The goals of this SAPECS Winter School are to provide new scholars involved in, or planning to do, research on the interactions between ecosystems and society with insight into the key concepts, theory and methodological approaches for undertaking social-ecological systems research. The focus is to strengthen the capacity of students starting out on their post‐graduate journey at the interface of ecosystems and society in disciplines such as integrated water resource management, climate change, environmental studies, conservation ecology, botany, zoology, anthropology, sociology and geography.

Learning process

The Winter School will run for 5 days (Monday 15 July – Friday 19 July) and include three days of lectures and practical exercises, as well as a one-day field-based learning journey whereby students can apply what they have learnt. The final morning will comprise a reflection on the course and learnings.

Topics to be covered include an Introduction to the Anthropocene; Introduction to Complex Adaptive Systems; Social-ecological systems and resilience; The links between biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being; Regime shifts and transformations; and discussion of social-ecological research approaches and methods. You will have the opportunity to engage with diverse social-ecological researchers based at the CST, including Prof Oonsie Biggs who holds an NRF Research Chair (SARChI) in Social-Ecological Systems and Resilience, as well as guest lecturers from other institutions.

Application process

Registration fees are R3500 which includes your accommodation and lunch. A limited number of travel grants are available to support travel to Stellenbosch, funded by the NRF-supported SARChI Chair in Social-Ecological Systems and Resilience and the USAID-funded Resilient waters project.

A limited number of places are available. Please submit your application by completing the online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfB9npBvkac88ZVqcHftLRe2ioZjuyPc6dYP02fz73ISGCmBg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

by 30 April 2019.

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University of Zimbabwe Dean of Engineering Appointed New Waternet Board Chairman

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The Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Paul Mapfumo, is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Hodson Makurira, the Dean of Engineering, as the new Board Chairperson of the Waternet Trust. The tenure is for a period of four years.

Other Board members are:

Title, Name and Surname

Organization

Dr Lapologang Magole

Faculty of Engineering, University of Botswana

Professor Theresa Mkandawire

Department of Civil Engineering, The Polytechnic, University of Malawi

Ms Jennifer Muzamhindo

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Africa University

Dr Manta Nowbuth

University of Mauritius

Professor Graham Jewitt

Centre for Water Resources Research, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Dr Richard Kimwaga

Department of Water Resources Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam

Professor Masengo Ilunga

Department of Chemical and Civil Engineering, University of South Africa

Dr Anna Matros-Goreses

National University of Science and Technology (NUST) – Namibia

Engineer Arno van Lieshout

Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands

Mr Alex Simalabwi

Global Water Partnership – Southern Africa

Professor Makurira’s Vision for Waternet is highlighted below:

I wish to see a rejuvenated Waternet family that will adapt to the new environment where more regional ownership of the programme is exhibited through participation of member countries and partners in creating more relevant programmes, research opportunities, promotion of young scientists’ engagement and engagement of society”

Congratulations! Makorokoto! Amhlope.

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