Environmental research activities

Strengthen research development and uptake capacity in Urban, Land and Municipal Management in the Caribbean (NSUS Network for the application of STI to the urban sector)

Challenge
Widespread and regular flooding in many urban centres of the Caribbean often occurs after intense rainfall. The basic drainage systems quickly fail because of a combination of poor infrastructural maintenance, inadequate solid waste management, outdated drainage outfall systems and inappropriate upper-watershed development. Outdated and malfunctioning coastal defence dykes, sluice gates and pumping systems compound these problems in the coastal urban areas of Guyana and Suriname. These problems are as much a failure of institutional and management systems and inadequate communication systems between researchers and policy makers, as they are a lack of technical knowledge or competence. 

Southern African River Assessment Scheme: establishment of a capacity-building research framework to promote river health and biodiversity in tropical southern Africa

Challenge
In all developing countries the traditional methods for assessment of water quality, using chemical analysis procedures, are simply too expensive for widespread regular application. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, for monitoring agencies to track and control river pollution issues.

Waste Management Officer

I am working on a tree planting project for Swaziland. The plan is to plant trees in the drought stricken areas of Swaziland and fight climate change by planting indiginous trees, starting with eroded areas to areas of potential erosion. It has been predicted that some species will become extinct while others will migrate as climate conditions change. We want to plant trees strategically by predicting the shifts as trees respond to favourable conditions. We want to keep the biodiversity of Swaziland without permanently losing species of indiginous and cultural heritage.

Date: 
Mar 10 2009

Guyana based NGO with experience in ICT looking for partners in environment, energy and related fields

Guyana-based NGO working in ICT for development seeks to support a project in environment, energy or other fields. Extensive experience and good track record with projects for UNDP, EU, USAID and others. Staff has a background in training, workshop facilitation, ICT, education, distance education and physics. Some local funding available. Office in Georgetown. For more info please check the website http://www.devnet.org.gy . Andrew Mancey

Date: 
Feb 25 2009

Cooperation in Solid Waste and Resource Management

The Institute for Water Quality, Resource and Waste Management of Vienna University of Technology (Austria) offers its collaboration in a research project under the ACP Science and Technology Programme. Our fields of interest and expertise in research and teaching are the following: Solid waste and resource management; Waste sampling and analysis; Assessing and investigation of waste management systems; Waste disposal and recycling; Additional experience in project management of EC-funded research projects. If interested, please contact Mr. Jakob Lederer (j.lederer@iwa.tuwien.ac.at).

Date: 
Feb 23 2009

Lecturer in forestry and conservation offering his know how

I am a forester holding a BSc and MSc in forestry. I am currently working as a lecturer at Mekelle University in the Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation College and I am the head of the Forest and Nature Conservation Program. I am interested in research such as biofuel energy development, conservation, in the economics of forest and forest product particularly regarding indigenous trees/shrubs. Etefa Guyassa

Date: 
Feb 23 2009

Remote sensing / renewable energies

I am interested in remote sensing of water qualities (chemical species monitoring) and manufacturing such devices, also interested in renewable energies. Based in Cape Town with other potential partners in Southern Africa. Franz-Josef Kahlen

Date: 
Feb 16 2009

Looking for partners in the field of high tech promotion towards developing countries

Sectors of interest: Health Care, Energy, Agriculture, Environment Management We are acting in all above fields + Innovation Management and Business Development R.Tavares Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa

Date: 
Jan 30 2009
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