The second Phase of the Post-graduate Research Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change (PRoACC) in the Mekong River Basin intends to respond to the regional research agenda on water and climate. Currently the programme seeks post-graduate researchers (post-MSc, post-doctoral) from the Mekong region.
The design of the programme is based on results and experiences from the first Phase.
The second Phase of the programme will be executed in four inter-related research themes:
- Enhancing the adaptive capacity and livelihoods of poor people to cope with climate change
- Managing sediments and nutrients across scales and climate change adaptation
- Urbanizing areas in the Mekong delta and climate change adaptation;
- International cooperation for sustainable water management and climate change adaptation.
Each theme will be implemented by a team of young researchers in different water-related disciplines with a MSc or PhD degree (post-MSc or post-doc researchers) in the years 2013 and 2014.
All post graduate researchers should ideally be a current employee of a partner institute from the region, or the possibility to be hosted by such a partner must be developed. They will not enter a working contract with UNESCO-IHE, but obtain a research fellowship which will be granted through the partner institute (all knowledge institutes from the region of the study area).
The post-graduate researchers are expected to devote a considerable part of their time to the research programme, over a period of maximum 2 years. The proposed start date is 1 January 2013. They can spend part of their time in The Netherlands for specialised training, supervision etc., but the majority of the time at their home institute.
Coordination and information
You are kindly requested to submit applications to Dr. Wim Douven, who is also available to respond to any queries that may arise (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information on PRoACC including the detailed description of the programme see our website: www.unesco-ihe.org/proacc.