27.07.2011 - Natural Sciences Sector

Call for submissions for the 6th promotion of ERAIFT


The Regional Post-graduate Training School on Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands (ERAIFT) operates under the aegis of UNESCO and located at the University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The School draws on the approach of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves, its approach is interdisciplinary, participative, holistic and integrated, in other words systemic. Using this appoach to train a new type of specialist in the integrated management and development of tropical forest landscapes is the principal vocation of ERAIFT. The School recruits its students above all at the post-graduate level.

The students come with backgrounds in the social and human sciences as well as the natural sciences: agronomy, economics, forestry, geography, hydrology, plant protection, rural development, sociology, veterinary medicine, etc. One of the principal objectives of the School is to provide an opportunity for truly interactive work between specialists from different disciplines. The goal is to train a new type of specialist capable of promoting the exigencies of human and sustainable development at the strategic and policy-making levels, in both the private and public sectors.

The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2011.

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