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Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:12 PM
Subject: FW: Research grants and fellowship opportunities

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From: Sophia Huyer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 6:30 PM
Subject: Fwd: Research grants and fellowship opportunities

1. The Gender Unit of the International Development Research Centre
announces its Annual Research Competition 2001-2002 on the theme: Gender,
Globalization and  Land Tenure
Deadline March 29,2002. For more information

2. The Equator Initiative

In support of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), to be
held in Johannesburg, South
Africa from August 26 - September 4, 2002, UNDP is partnering with the
UN Foundation, the International
Development Research Centre, and the Government of Canada to showcase
highly successful and
innovative partnerships in sustainable development in tropical ecosystems
through the Equator Initiative.
The Equator Initiative aims to identifiy, highlight and honour these
successful initiatives through the
Innovative Partnership Awards for Sustainable Development in Tropical
Ecosystems; Learning Exchange
Programme; and Knowledge Generation and Sharing.
For more information:

3. International Plant Genetic Resources Institute

Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship

IPGRI is pleased to announce the launching of a fellowship scheme to honour
the memory and celebrate to work of Dr Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo.

Dr Ouédraogo led IPGRI's forestry programme from 1993-1999. As IPGRI
Director for Sub-Saharan Africa he ably led the institute's activities in
the region until his untimely death in a plane crash in January 2001.  As
founding Director of the Forest Tree Seed Centre in Ouagadougou and
Coordinator of the FAO/CILSS regional forest genetic resources programme he
made a tremendous impact nationally and regionally, taking his skills to
international level through serving on various FAO, CIRAD-Foret, IUFRO and
IUCN committees.

Dr Ouédraogo left an indelible mark on IPGRI and the world forestry
community as a whole. At the time of his death he was exploring ways to
bring young Africa scientists into the international research environment;
his ideas are incorporated into the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship

Applications are invited from national scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa
work with IPGRI in one of the institute's locations in Africa (Nairobi,
Cotonou, Douala, Kampala) for a period of up to six months.  IPGRI would
support the travel, subsistence and research expenses of the Fellow up to a
sum of US$10,000. The fellowship can be combined with other awards.

The proposed work should fall into the broad area of conservation and use
genetic resources. In the first year of the Fellowship Scheme, preference
will be given to proposals with a forestry emphasis. The work should link
or complement IPGRI's research programme, details of which can be found at
http://www.ipgri.cgiar.org. Proposals that link IPGRI's work to that of
other research and development institutes in Africa will be particularly

The application form is available at:


Applications should be submitted by 31 March 2002 to the address indicated
and accompanied by a letter of application and a full curriculum vitae.
Applications will provide the basis for a pre-selection. A short-list of
pre-selected candidates will be invited to develop more detailed proposals
from which the final selection will be made.

The Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship scheme is funded by donations from Dr.
Ouédraogo's friends, colleagues and institutional collaborators. Donations
from other sources are matched by a donation from IPGRI Contributions to
fund are welcomed (contact: Ms. J.Luzon, IPGRI, Via dei Tre Denari 472/a,
00057 Maccarese, Rome, Italy; [EMAIL PROTECTED]).

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