Opportunities for Postgraduate Scholarships under Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation Programme in Tanzania
Study Subject: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation
Employer: Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Kingdom of Norway
Scholarship Description: In response to the challenges and impacts of climate change the Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Kingdom of Norway agreed to establish a partnership for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. Therefore, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Ardhi University (ARU), Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), and several Norwegian institutions coordinated by Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) have jointly developed the ‘Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation Programee’ in Tanzania with ‘CCIAM’ as the acronym.
The main objective of the programme is to develop and sustain adequacy in national capacity to participate in climate change initiatives and address the effects and challenges of climate change with particular emphasis on the REDD initiatives. Focus areas for research are:
1. To determine and develop appropriate climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in forestry, other land uses, ecosystems and biodiversity management;
2. To assess climate change impacts on and vulnerability of ecosystem services and livelihoods under REDD initiatives;
3. To conduct policy and legal framework analysis of climate adaptation and mitigation with emphasis on economic efficiency, ecological effectiveness and wider political legitimacy; and
As one strategy for building and sustaining adequacy in national capacity to participate in Climate change initiatives, the programme offers scholarship opportunities for postgraduate training in fields of relevance to the
objectives of the programme.
Applications are therefore, invited from suitably qualified Tanzanian candidates to pursue Masters degree at UDSM, SUA and ARU. For academic year 2011/2012, the programme will sponsor 25 Masters students.
1. Applicants should be Tanzanian citizens
2. Applicants for Masters must possess a Bachelors degree (GPA 3.5 and above) from a recognised University.
3. Undergraduate or Masters Degree must be relevant to the programme.
4. Validity of employment/studentship at participating institutions (SUA, UDSM, ARU and TMA).
5. Validity of employment with the Ministries of Natural Resources and Tourism, Vice President’s Office
(Environment), Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives and Government Agencies. In addition,
applicants must submit a letter of support from their respective employers.
6. At least 50% of the scholarships will be dedicated to staff from the participating institutions (SUA,UDSM, ARU and TMA).
7. Up to 50% of the scholarships will be dedicated to staff in relevant Government ministries and agencies.
8. Applicants should indicate focus area of research within the programme.
All applications must be accompanied with photocopies of relevant certificates and academic transcripts as well
as names and addresses of two referees.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011