The WIMEA-ICT project hereby invites applicants for Masters in areas of Computing, Electrical Engineering and Meteorology.
Please find attached, a flier with more details about the same or visit
http://cis.mak.ac.ug/wimea/index.php/scholarships for more information.
Females are particularly encouraged to apply and the deadline for submission is 30th June 2016.
Kindly share this information widely in order to reach out to as many candidates as possible.
Date: Thursday 30 June 2016, 9:00-12:30
Event: High-level meeting at FAO in Rome
The El Niño climate event is having a devastating impact on agriculture in Central America’s Dry Corridor where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure. In the most affected countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras some 2.8 million people are dependent on food aid.
PRESS RELEASE June to September Climate Season Forecast
June to September continues to be an important rainfall season for the northern sector as well as the costal and the western areas of the equatorial sector of the Greater Horn of Africa The regional consensus climate outlook for the next four months shows that the rains are likely to be near normal to
above normal over most parts of the Greater Horn of Africa region.
Civil Society Experts React to Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony
Climate change, migration and human rights – Dr. Cosmin Corendea awarded prestigious AXA Fellowship
Paris, 8 April 2016 – Dr. Cosmin Corendea, a senior scientist at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), received a prestigious Post Doctoral Fellowship from the AXA Research Fund in support of his research work on “Migration and Human Rights in the Wake of Climate Change,” today.
By Patrick Luganda in Kampala
The skies have opened up and the rain is coming down in torrents. It is a great relief for millions of Uganda farmers, like in several countries in Africa, where farming is heavily dependent on rain from the heavens.
Ms Lillian Nkwenge the Communications Manger at the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) in Kampala says the rains have started in earnest and the farmers should make use of the rains to plant various crops as well as plan agriculture related activities.
FAO Director-General stresses need for collaboration beyond traditional silos
22 March 2016, Rome -- The international community needs to find new and innovative ways of working together if it is to meet the goals laid out in the UN's new Sustainable Development Agenda -- and eradicate hunger and poverty, in particular -- FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels today.
Fairbanks 16 March 2016 (WCRP) - The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have launched a new Polar Challenge to develop an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) capable of a 2 000 km mission under the sea-ice in the Arctic or Antarctic.
The aim is to stimulate innovation into new monitoring tools for the Polar oceans, to complement satellite observations and ultimately expand scientific research capabilities and climate services in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
Carbon Dioxide Increase in Atmosphere Sets New Record
The annual growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii jumped by 3.05 parts per million during 2015, the largest year-to-year increase in 56 years of research, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The development is significant because Mauna Loa Observatory is the oldest continuous atmospheric measurement station in the world and is widely regarded as a benchmark site in the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Atmosphere Watch network.
By Patrick Luganda, Kampala Uganda
Water is a great asset that we often take for granted. In the tropics lack of water is a great discomfort especially for women who need it to wash and keep clean at all times.
Ms Masitula Nakamya in Kampala Uganda says that she bathes at least two times a day and adds an additional 'mini' wash of her private parts in the middle of the day. She says that not washing would make her uncomfortable and the tropical heat would cause her to have a bad odour.
What about using perfumes and deodorants to neutralize the bad body adour, I ask
Kigali-Rwanda: Seasonal Forecast: MAM-2016
February 23, 2016
Issued By Global Green USA
The 13th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Party to honor World Bank Group's Global Partnership program - Connect4Climate, UN Foundation & Global Green Champions
Global Green will roll out the green carpet for the eco-conscious stars and allies at its 13th annual pre-Oscar party on Feb. 24 at the Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel that will feature an opening act by Charlie Puth, special headlining performance by Stevie Wonder and dinner program emceed by renowned journalist Soledad O’Brien.
Kigali Rwanda: A Regional Stakeholder’s workshop on the IGAD/ICPAC Atlas for Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security is to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 24 February 2016.
The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC ), World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa (RBN)and partners are jointly organizing a Regional Stakeholder’s workshop on the IGAD/ICPAC Atlas for Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security on 24 February 2016.
By Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
This week I joined more than a dozen of the world’s sharpest minds on African agriculture in an unprecedented effort to devote an entire issue of the influential magazine Foreign Affairs to consider the future of the African farmer in our digital age.