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PostDoc position transdisciplinary research in African rangeland-based food
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We offer 4 PhD scholarships for applicants from Eastern and Southern African dryland areas in the frame of the Collaborative Project Land Management Sub-Saharan Africa: Increasing efficiency in rangeland-based livestock value chains through machine learning and digital technologies (InfoRange) funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) The research will be conducted collaboratively by the University of Nairobi (UoN), the Center for Research and Development in Drylands (CRDD), Kenya, and German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL), Germany. For further information please see the attached call.

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On 09 November 2022, the DITSL in Witzenhausen will host the kick-off event for the project "Provenance research on the East African collection of the Museum in Witzenhausen". The event introduces various perspectives on the project, including the scientific approach to the documentation and interpretation of the objects in the collection, the view of possible societies of origin on collections from colonial contexts, and its relevance in the political, academic and cultural debate on dealing with colonial heritage in the State of Hesse and Germany at large. The project is funded by the German Lost Art Foundation and the State of Hesse.

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