Monday, 30 November 2015

[conserveafrica] SciDev.Net weekly update: Shelter crisis Spotlight, Explore the world's climate pledges, COP21, and more


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Eldis Gender Reporter - 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence 2015

In this issue: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence 2015


Highlighting research on the role of gender equality issues in achieving development goals. Focusing on issues such as gender mainstreaming, measuring change, legal and policy frameworks on gender and human rights, and successful initiatives from the field.


Eldis Gender Reporter

30 November 2015

This is our regular bulletin that highlights recent publications on gender equality issues.

The documents highlighted here are available to download online without charge. If you are unable to access any of these materials online and would like to receive a copy of a document as an email attachment, please contact our editor at the email address given below.

In this issue:

What are the gendered impacts of militarism? How can we understand the role of sexual violence in conflict? What's the role of women in peacebuilding?

This special Eldis gender update features an extended collection of 18 recent key readings which address these questions and include practical guides and academic research from the global to the local, focusing on active situations war and conflict in Syria and Afghanistan, fragility in situations such as Colombia and peacebuilding in countries such as Uganda.

This is to mark the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign and the International Day Against Violence Against Women. The annual campaign runs until Human Rights Day on 10 December and highlights the links between education, gender and militarism as 'an encompassing patriarchal system of discrimination and inequality based on our relationships to power.'

Throughout the 16 Days campaign, the Institute of Development Studies will be highlighting our work on sexual and gender-based violence, gender, education and militarism – as well as the work of our partners and friends around the world. Each day we will be sharing something new on this Storify from academic research to blog posts and films. Get in touch with anything else to add on bridge[at]



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Friday, 27 November 2015

[ConserveAfrica] RE: Scholarship announcements: MSc in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford


Dear colleagues,


*With apologies for cross-posting.*


The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford is pleased to invite applications for three fully-funded scholarships to undertake the part-time MSc in Sustainable Urban Development for October 2016 entry.


We would be grateful if list members would share this announcement with colleagues, students and associates for whom it will be of interest.


The Sheehan Scholarship

A fully-funded scholarship has been generously donated by the Oxford-based Sheehan Group for the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. The successful candidate will work closely with the Sheehan Group during the research dissertation phase of their second year of study, undertaking a project related to the recycling of building materials.


The Oxford-Viessmann Scholarship

The Oxford-Viessmann Scholarship is open to all graduate applicants for the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. The Scholarship covers course fees and college fees, and includes a subsistence grant. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University of Oxford and Viessman UK Ltd. Founded in 1917 Viessmann is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, cooling and climate control technology.


The MSc Programme Scholarship

A fully-funded scholarship available to all graduate applicants for the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development.


Application deadline for all the above scholarships: 22 January 2016.


To find out more about the MSc and how to apply for these opportunities please visit 

 .uk or +44 (0)1865 286953.

Message sent on behalf of Dr David Howard, MSc Director and Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development.


Kind regards,


Chris Thompson


Administrative Officer (Environment & Sustainability)

Continuing Professional Development Centre

Department for Continuing Education

University of Oxford


Tel: +44 (0)1865 286952

Fax: +44 (0)1865 286934





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