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START issues its 2012 call for grant awards: global environmental change, agriculture and food security

START, the global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training, has just announced the 2012 Call for Proposals (CFP) for Global Environmental Change (GEC) Research in Africa on the theme of global environmental change, agriculture and food security.  The 2012 round of GEC grants will build directly on the 2011 Africa GEC grants (http://start.org/programs/africangec) that focused on how climatic and environmental changes potentially impact ecosystem services critical to agriculture and food and livelihood security in arid, semi-arid, sub-humid, and humid environments as well as for communities dependent on coastal marine systems.

The deadline for submission of proposals is midnight (2400 hours), US Eastern Standard Time, on 28 March 2012 and all submissions should be submitted electronically to proposals@start.org (DOWNLOAD THE 2012 APPLICATION FORM HERE).  Kulima is particularly excited to see the criteria that successful proposals will contain a communications and outreach strategy.


UK Government launches findings of the Foresight Migration and Global Environmental Change Project

The UK Government Office for Science in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just launched the findings of the Foresight project on Migration and Global Environmental Change.  In addition to the project report, the evidence base includes 17 reviews of drivers of environmental migration, 21 state of the science reviews, 14 policy development reviews, 8 case studies, and 7 modelling reviews.  Prior to publication, findings were presented and discussed at 4 workshops, including one focusing on the drylands region, which was held in conjunction with Kulima in Johannesburg in March.  Tracy Cull and Katharine Vincent wrote the report from the drylands workshop, which is also now available.