East Africa 5

Deadline: Friday 10th July 2015.


  • Applications are invited from plant biosecurity professionals for Senior Fellowships under the Australia-Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership (AAPBP).
  • Senior fellows will be sponsored for a 6 week placement in Australia, and for 3 workshops in Africa.
  • Female plant biosecurity professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to full participation in AAPBP activities.
  • Applicants should read carefully all parts of the application pack before making an application.
  • The application pack consists of this Call, the Application Form, Application Guidelines, and the October 2014 AAPBP Prioritisation Workshop report.
  • The call for applications is being widely circulated, but is also available on the following websites:
    www.pbcrc.com.au/research/east-africa and www.cabi.org/about-cabi/work-for-us/.
  • Applications should be sent by email to R.Day@cabi.org and B.Magee@pbcrc.com.au.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is 2200hrs GMT on Friday 10th July 2015.

The Australia–Africa Plant Biosecurity Partnership (AAPBP) is a capacity development programme that will draw on Australian expertise to strengthen skills and capacity of professionals within sub-Saharan African (SSA) plant biosecurity agencies. The two-year project is funded through the Australian International Food Security Research Centre, (AIFSRC) within the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
The AAPBP is being delivered by a consortium, led by Australia’s Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC), and including CSIRO, the Crawford Fund and CAB International (CABI). Countries within the AAPBP are Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The AAPBP is actively promoting the importance of the relationship between plant biosecurity and food security and the case for increasing investment from both the public and private sectors. The AAPBP aims to complement other work underway on plant biosecurity in Africa and to leverage further support from other agencies to strengthen the outcomes. The core capacity development activities of the AAPBP will be centred on a selected group of 15 Senior Biosecurity Fellows and 30 Biosecurity Fellows. This call is for applications for the 15 Senior Fellowships. Click on the following links to download AAPBP Call for Applications and AAPBP Workshop Report.

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