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Food and Water Security in a changing world

28 November - 9 December 2022
Makerere University (with a hub at UiB)

The research school offers two parallel PhD courses:

Maximum of 20 participants in each course at Makerere University, plus 5 at a hub in Bergen.

Apply by 30 September 2022!

The two parallel courses of MBRS will focus on Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and use the UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (e.g., the transboundary Mount Elgon in Uganda/Kenya) as an empirical case study.

The world is currently facing multiple challenges caused by human action in the Anthropocene. The impacts of a changing climate, growing populations, biodiversity loss, environmental degradation, and more recently economic distortions due to Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, pose complex challenges for humanity and all other living beings. The two courses will discuss interconnected threats and opportunities to the food system and for water security in a sustainability perspective.

Makerere-Bergen Research School
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Food and Water Security in a Changing World

Interdisciplinary research school with two parallel PhD courses on Food- and Water Security with a focus on the UN's Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals. Apply by 30 September 2022.

PhD research school at Makerere University with two parallel courses.

The research school will also have a hub for participation from Bergen.

MBRS is hosted by Global Challenges at UiB.

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Makerere-Bergen Research School builds on the annual Bergen Summer Research School, which every year welcomes 100 PhD candidates from all over the world to spend two weeks with some of Bergen’s best research groups. 

Natural resources, health, inequality, migration, and culture are some recurring themes of the expertise that is involved in the summer research school. Read more about BSRS.

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