UNU-INRA PhD Internship Programme

Application deadline: 31 May 2015
Location: Accra, Ghana
Website/full details: UNU-INRA PhD Internship Programme 

Description: UNU-INRA, with funding from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is undertaking a three-year project entitled Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth”. The project aims to provide empirical evidence on how green growth strategies can, amongst others, influence employment, income generation, competitiveness and social inclusion in rural Africa under four thematic areas:

  1. Green business opportunities in rural Africa
  2. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and resource efficiency, productivity and resilience in rural Africa
  3. Rural SMEs and ecosystem services
  4. Institutions and governance for environmentally-friendly business practices

Thirteen PhD interns will be selected to be on the project. Three exceptional PhD interns will receive a two-year scholarship, which will require them to spend one year at UNU-INRA headquarters in Accra, Ghana, and another year at their affiliated universities. The other 10 PhD interns will spend 3–4 consecutive months at UNU-INRA headquarters in Accra, Ghana or at one of UNU-INRA’s operating units based in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Senegal and Zambia.