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Space Science & Modelling Training Workshops by the University of Energy & Natural Resources

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The University of Energy & Natural Resources based in Ghana will be running Space Science & Modelling Training Workshops in August 2016 on the following topics:

1) Flood and Drought Modelling with Earth Observation 22-24 August 2016, Accra, Ghana

2) Understanding Climate Change with Space Science 15-17 August 2016, Accra, Ghana

Download the brochure for the Flood and Drought Modelling with Earth Observation workshop: Flood Modelling

Download the brochure for the Climate Change with Space Science workshop: Understanding Space Science



RUFORUM 5th Biennial Conference Program Released

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The Fifth African Higher Agricultural Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference will be held 17-21 October 2016 in Cape Town South Africa along the theme “Linking Agricultural Universities with Civil Society, Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa”.

The Conference Program can be downloaded from here: RUFORUM 5th Biennial Conference Program

RUFORUMThe Conference is co-organized with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), Centre for Coordinating Agricultural Research in Southern Africa (CCARDESA), and six RUFORUM member universities in South Africa namely Stellenbosch University, University of Free State, University of Fort Hare, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria and University of Venda.

Framed in a similar fashion to previous Conferences, this Conference will build on  key opportunities and events to provide a platform to enable universities to make use of capacities of various stakeholder organizations and institutions to strengthen higher education in Africa. In particular, the issues related to strengthening linkages with the private sector in its various forms will be tackled.

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Upcoming virtual events towards fostering Global Science Communities

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Global e-Health Grand Rounds

Call for Proposals: A Series of Global eHealth Grand Rounds,  Connect, Contribute, Collaborate!

The MAGIC project ( intends to host virtual “GrandMAGIC Logo Rounds” in the month of September 2016. The Global Science Communities team is therefore requesting persons/organisations from across the globe to indicate their interest in presenting.. Teams are encouraged to collaborate.

Deadline for Submissions – Extended to July 22,2016

The Objective
The objective of the four initial eHealth Grand Rounds (similar to a medical specialist panel, presenting cases) is to share global initiatives within the themes of

  1. eHealth (Health informatics, Telemedicine and Telehealth)
  2. Cardiology
  3. Standards for Telemedicine and Health Informatics
  4. Child and Adolescent HealthPresentations highlighting new or unique experiences, procedures, results, resources, research etc. are encouraged.
    Presenters will be professionals or specialists engaged in one of the above mentioned fields; at maximum 4 presenters per presentation.

    Language: The sessions will be conducted in English

    Expected Audience:
    National, regional and international health organizations, teaching institutions, health communities and specialists, online health-related communities, Global Science Community (GSC) participants; regional R&E Networks (RENs) and National R&E Networks (NRENs);and others identified by existing and new regions.

    September, 6th – eHealth (Health informatics, Telemedicine and Telehealth)
    September, 13th – Cardiology
    September, 20th – Standards for Telemedicine and Health Informatics
    September, 27th – Child and Adolescent Health

This series of webinars will be hosted by the MAGIC project, a consortium of Regional Education & Research networks (RENs) and National R&E networks (NRENs) from 20 countries and regions around the world.

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