Vacancy at United Nations University: PhD Researcher — Innovation in Environmental Resources

PhD Researcher “Barriers to the Adaptation and Implementation of Innovations related to Environmental Resources (water-soil-waste-energy) in Sub-Saharan Africa – the Case of Germany.”

With no shortage of new ideas and innovations related to environmental resources, adapting and implanting these is vital to solving the environmental issues faced in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). As technological solutions are available in Germany, socio-economic barriers are challenging a successful implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Germany recognizes these challenges and understands that the research landscape remains sparse.

In order to overcome this knowledge gap, UNIDO through the ITPO in Bonn and UNU-FLORES are joining forces to contribute through research to the resolution of pressing challenges in the area of sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources (water, soil and waste and energy), particularly in developing and transitional countries. The PHD study will take the perspective of German companies and research their collaborative activities with enterprises in SSA to implement innovations related to water, soil, waste and energy.

UNU-FLORES pays a monthly stipend of EUR 1566 for up to three years. Funding is provided by UNIDO ITPO Germany. The successful candidate will be employed under a Personnel Service Agreement based in Dresden, Germany.

Deadline for the submission of applications: 1 November 2020

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