UNESCO-IHE and partners offering twenty PhD positions on pro-poor sanitation innovation
Updated – Monday 05 December 2011
Twenty PhD 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 its partners Makerere University in Uganda, KNUST in Ghana, AIT in Thailand, 2iE in Burkina Faso, ITB in Indonesia, UCT in South Africa, UFMG in Brazil, and Univalle in Colombia were awarded a US$ 8 million grant from the Gates Foundation to finance the 5-year capacity building and research project.
To support the research component of the project 20 PhD positions for junior researchers are funded by the project at 8 host institutions.
The five research themes are:
Smart sanitation provision for slums & informal settlements
Emergency sanitation following natural & anthropological disasters
Resource‐oriented decentralized sanitation
Low‐cost wastewater collection & treatment
Faecal sludge management
Deadline for application: 15 December 2011
For more information and application instructions go to the UNESCO-IHE web site
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