RUFORUM participants

Twenty African PhD research scholarships awarded under the Sentinel project

Sentinel partner RUFORUM (The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture), has awarded 20 research scholarships to PhD candidates

07 May 2019
Blog by Beth Downe, IIED, Agroecology Team
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‘Scenario building’ explained

One of the first building blocks of the Sentinel project is developing qualitative scenarios on plausible agricultural and food system development pathways.
14 Feb 2019
Blog by Aniek Hebinck and Monika Zurek, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Threatened forest reserve in Wa. Photo: Sentinel project

Urban expansion: an indirect driver of agricultural expansion and biodiversity loss?

Wa, the capital of Ghana’s Upper West Region, has grown dramatically over the past decades.
08 Feb 2019
Blog by Barbara Adolph, IIED, Agroecology Team
The Ghana Sentinel and NLA teams. Photo: Sentinel project

Meeting with Ghana National Learning Alliance identifies opportunities for joint working on sustainable intensification

In late January, the Sentinel Ghana team met members of the Ghana National Learning Alliance (NLA)
08 Feb 2019
Blog by Barbara Adolph, IIED, Principal researcher, Natural Resources
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Sentinel communications strategies: maximising our impact

One of the most exciting things about the Sentinel project is our close relationship with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) team

10 Dec 2018
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Are you studying in a RUFORUM University? Are you interested in environment and agriculture? Are you looking for a Doctoral Research Opportunity? … then read on.

A key part of the Sentinel project's capacity building is awarding doctoral research fellowships to 27 PhD students
30 Nov 2018
Training the next generation of African researchers in scenario building. Photo: Adam Devenish, ICL

Sentinel partners join key networking session at Sixth African Higher Education Week (RUFORUM) Conference, Kenya.

The conference took place in Nairobi’s bustling business sector, attended by over 1200 delegates. 

30 Nov 2018
Blog by Adam Devenish, Imperial college London
Stellenbosch, South Africa. Photo Adam Devenish, ICL

Science forum explores how agricultural research can capture synergies in the Sustainable Development Goals

Sentinel partners from Imperial College London attended the CGIAR Science Forum 2018 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

30 Nov 2018
Blog by Adam Devenish, Imperial College London
Presentation by Dr Boateng

Sentinel Ghana holds a side event at conference on crop improvement and security

The conference with the theme ‘The march towards a hunger-free Africa’ was held as part of the University of Ghana’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

06 Nov 2018
Refining research questions and setting out workplans

Agricultural expansion: combining theory and practice

Sentinel partners met in Addis Ababa in September to refine research questions and work plans.
05 Oct 2018