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Food-Fuel Workshop for Early Career Researchers in South Africa

04 Jun 2014

The SUPERGEN Bioenergy hub wishes to invite applications from early career researchers to attend an interdisciplinary workshop on food-fuel interfaces to be held in South Africa in September 2014

This interdisciplinary workshop will provide opportunities for early career researchers to examine the inter-linkages between bioenergy production, food security and environmental sustainability in an African context and the potential for sustainable bioenergy implementation to unlock cycles of energy and food poverty by developing energy security, food security, job creation, income diversification and rural development in southern African economies.  

Participants will have opportunities to learn from and exchange views with experienced mentors and researchers from across the engineering, science and social science disciplines and site visits will develop practical experience of the reality of sustainable bioenergy development.  

A major focus of this interdisciplinary early career researcher workshop will be the development of a joint research agenda for presentation to a range of stakeholders in both countries, including policy-makers.

This workshop will take place at the Berg en Dal Camp in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.  This venue provides an opportunity for a unique workshop experience in close proximity to the wildlife of the park as well as an opportunity to develop researcher links in a relaxed environment. 
Places are limited, to apply please fill in the application form and send it to Laura.O’ by 4pm on the 10th of June.