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30.11.2011 - Natural Sciences Sector

Four post-doc positions available on pro-poor sanitation innovations

Four Post-doc Positions are available in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funded Project on Pro-poor Sanitation Innovations, named "Stimulating local innovation on sanitation for the urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia".

UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands, and the following partners: Makerere University in Uganda, KNUST in Ghana, AIT in Thailand, 2iE in Burkina Faso, ITB in Indonesia, UCT in South Africa, UFMG in Brasil, and Univalle in Colombia were awarded a US$8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The grant will be used to finance a 5-year capacity building and research project to stimulate local innovation on sanitation for the urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia.

To support the research component of the project 5 post‐doc positions for junior researchers are funded by the project.

The first position based at UNESCO-IHE in Delft is already allocated. This announcement concerns the remaining 4 positions in Uganda, Ghana, Thailand and Burkina Faso.

Deadline for application: 15 December 2011.

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