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Call for Participants: Evidence, Policy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
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Call for Participants: Evidence, Policy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The European Commission, African Union Commission and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis are seeking 100 participants to attend a masterclass on evidence-based policy-making. Junior to mid-level policy-makers from EU institutions and Member States and from African institutions and African countries as well as EU and African scientists are invited to apply. Travel costs of African participants will be met by the organisers. Applications are open until 29 April 2016.

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Science and Policymaking: Towards a New Dialogue
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Science and Policymaking: Towards a New Dialogue

The European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice are jointly convening scientists and policymakers in Brussels to discuss "principles and practices" in the field of science advice to governments. The event's three objectives are: identify core principles and best practices, common to structures providing scientific advice for governments worldwide; identify practical ways to improve the interaction of the demand and supply side of scientific advice; and, describe, by means of practical examples, the impact of effective science advisory processes. [Image credit: International Network for Government Science Advice]

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Research and Innovation Management Conference in Nigeria
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Research and Innovation Management Conference in Nigeria

The West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA) will host its annual conference in Ondo State, Nigeria, at the Elizade University Campus. The conference will focus on “enhancing university-government-industry research and innovation partnerships for local relevance and global competitiveness,” the WARIMA website says. Policy-makers, academics and researchers are invited to attend. [Image credit: WARIMA]

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Conference on African Animal Agriculture
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Conference on African Animal Agriculture

The 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, between 27 and 30 October 2014. Participants will include researchers, policy-makers, and entrepreneurs. The aim? To share research findings and experiences in animal agriculture from Africa and beyond.

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Climate Change and Vector-borne Diseases Conference
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Climate Change and Vector-borne Diseases Conference

This event to be hosted in Rwanda in November 2014 is organised by the HEALTHY FUTURES project, a research partnership that is developing a mapping system to better track malaria, Rift Valley fever, and schistosomiasis in East Africa. [Image credit: Flickr, Well Unwell]

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