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The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium has launched a special call for membership. Applications from researchers engaged in trade policy analysis, value chain analysis, or agricultural transformation and investments, are strongly encouraged. Applications from female researchers and researchers from African countries which have low representation in AGRODEP are also encouraged.
AGRODEP seeks to build a dynamic research community that can respond to the emerging and long-term needs of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme’s (CAADP) growth and poverty reduction agenda. The AGRODEP network currently includes 181 regular members from 27 African countries and 30 affiliate members who are either based outside Africa or work in international organizations in Africa.
Membership in AGRODEP is free and provides benefits to its members, including access to and training on state of the art economic modeling tools, better access to data for research and policy analysis, collaboration with leading African scientists and their peers outside Africa, and eligibility to apply for research grants.
To be considered for membership, applicants must:
- Be a citizen of an African country
- Be based in Africa
- Have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 15 years, be currently be pursuing a Ph.D. degree, or possess a Master’s degree in combination with technical skills and experience.
Application deadline: November 30, 2017
For the full call, including the application procedure, please visit the AGRODEP website.
For information or questions about this opportunity, please contact the organizers directly.
The AGRODEP Modeling Consortium is an initiative led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington D.C. in collaboration with African institutions including ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD, and FANRPAN.