The UK Government Office for Science Foresight Programme, with whom Kulima co-hosted a workshop on Global Environmental Migration in March, are seeking graduate internship positions in their London office. One is for a researcher within the Global Environmental Migration project team, and another is for the position of Foresight researcher. The paid positions are due to last about 3 months, they are paid, and they are open to graduates. For more information, visit the Graduate Talent Pool website. Applications close on Friday 24th June 2011.
Kulima has participated in its first venture of community support, through sponsoring the Cowan House Family Golf Day. The event, held at Sakabula Golf Club in Howick, KwaZulu Natal, takes place annually, and is open to the families of students at the school. The Kulima banner was displayed at the 9th hole, just before golfers returned to the clubhouse for lunch.
To celebrate World Environment Day, held on 5th June, Routledge has created the Climate Change Collection, a selection of top articles concerning climate change, the carbon footprint, global warming and global sustainability. These papers, which normally require a subscription to access, will be freely available until 31st July 2011.
June 3rd marked the first “African Climate Teach-In Day“, a day devoted to lectures and lessons around the issue of climate change taking place in schools and universities across the continent. The day aimed to disseminate information on climate change and its impacts, provide introductions to projects and other initiatives underway on the continent, discuss the opportunities and challenges to addressing climate change and, perhaps most importantly, to raise awareness of the need for personal engagement and action.
The event was organised by The International Climate Change Information Programme and the International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, in partnership with the UN Environment Programme, UNESCO, World Meteorological Organization, Ecological Society for Eastern Africa, the Sahara and Sahel Observatory, and many institutions from across the African continent.
Kulima fully supports awareness raising around climate change issues among the youth of the African continent, recognising that in many cases, adults glean their information based on what their children are learning at school. Understanding and engagement with the issues is also a vital prerequisite for action.