New offices for CRC!

We’ve moved! … not very far, but a bigger and nicer place. We now have an MOU with the Interpretive Guides Society who are sharing the space part-time.

Coming from the Clocktower, turn left just before the AICC compound, and it’s the first gate on the right. Coming from the Impala Roundabout, it’s the right turn after AICC. No signage yet!

Karibuni wote!

CRC Office 2016-08-12

CRC update – april 2016

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CRC is increasing its range of available services. With new management we have more ideas on how to be better in providing our members with help related to research and studies.

We are also continuing our support for members needing help in facilitating permits. Aquiring visas and research permits will sometimes require visits to Dar es Salaam. For some reasons the procedures will require you to wait for some days while the paperwork is being done. We will guide you through the process and also provid on the ground services including errands, payments, pick up services and more. This will help you focus on your main business be it be research or studies.

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CRC contributors and partners in the office

For our members we are also providing reservation services related to travels and accomodations. This means we can point you to relevant hotels and travel arrangements suitable for your budgets. Based on our experience and contacts we will be able to give advice for travels to most parts of Tanzania.

To better cope with the flow of information and tasks we will introduce an online tracking system later this year. This means that you will be able to log in on our website www.tzcrc.org and find detailed information about the workflow for your request. Uploading of associated documents will also be faciliated.

We welcome our current and new members to visit our webpage and to continue keeping an eye on our facebook site. Keep watching us!

Should you want to support our work even though you are not actively involved in projects in Tanzania you are always welcome to give us a donation.

Sincerely,

The CRC team

Internet services by ANM stakeholders:

There was the Arusha Node Marie stakeholders gathering on 16th of May, 2015.  Briefly, the meeting was about Internet services and to implement the benefits of the services to the community.

Tanzania Conservation Resource Centre is inspired by how ANM have been so supportive to the community, to see how people get more aware about the benefits come along with Internet services at free! or almost the free services to schools, Education and Research Institution. This support the community to improve the quality of the Education by using ICT services.

From the YouTube Video upload by the non-profit society(ANM), they say:

“An informal gathering for sharing ideas on how well the society can move forward. It took on board members of the society, its philanthropic beneficiaries, government officials as well as the Management Steering Committee.
Among other, Renewal program of education was demonstrated to the participants. “

Please watch the video, learn from it and also don’t forget to share it with family, friends, colleague and in your personal to official websites to spread the good news of this society.

We will also appreciate your thoughts and ideas by commenting below, thank you so much.

 

PhD Opportunity: Using isotopic forensics to recreate a historic profile of animal health.

PHD_opportunityRationale:
This project aims to ascertain the nutritional history and generate information about migratory patterns of Serengeti wildebeest by characterizing of the isotopic signature of sequential samples along the length of an animal’s hair. The study will first test the use of hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in tail hair from GPS tagged migratory wildebeest from the Serengeti to recreate the gross movement patterns. Second, specific Amino acids in hair keratin will be characterized to determine when endogenous versus exogenous sources of carbon and nitrogen are being utilized by an animal as its nutritional status fluctuates. This will include tests on dairy cows, in which nutritional/metabolic changes associated with reproductive history are well characterized Third, the candidate will utilize hair from autopsied wildebeest whose cause of death is known to elucidate the animal’s nutritional history preceding death.

About you:
We are seeking dynamic candidates with strong ecology/zoology backgrounds, able to function across disciplines, and an enthusiasm to learn the skills and intricacies of stable isotope forensics. Potential applicants must have a minimum of an Upper Second Class degree in an appropriate subject. Funding is only available to European and UK Students. This is funded for 3.5 years, half by SUERC and half by a standard RCUK PhD training award, so please check the eligibility criteria here:
http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/RCUK-prod/assets/documents/documents/TermsConditionsTrainingGrants.pdf

Skill development:
Initial lab work will comprise some isotope analysis technique development. SUERC, and particularly the Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry Facility, has a strong pedigree in providing innovative stable isotope techniques and training to the ecology community. The student will be largely based at SUERC, however will also have the opportunity to interact with a vibrant intellectual environment provided by the labs based in Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative at the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow Vet School.

For more information please visit: http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=56825
Please submit a CV and the contact details of two referees to Rona McGill (rona.mcgill@glasgow.ac.uk)

Deadline: December 1st, 2014.

Announcement of new Office Manager in TZCRC.

Hello TZCRC members, this post is to announce that, Dassa Nkini who you used to be our Office Manager will move to another post from 1st Nov 2014. She will continue to assist/advice  on TZCRC services.

Therefore, from the 1st of Nov 2014, the new Office Manager will be Livia Maeda, she will taking over the position. All services that were offered before will still be there and we will be honored to serve you well.

We’re sorry to see Dassa Nkini is moving to another job, we will miss her and we are glad that she will still be assisting Tanzania Conservation Resource Centre.

Best Wishes to you!

 

 

CALL FOR RESEARCH NOTES/APPLICATIONS TO…

Training Course on Research Proposal Writing
with a focus on upgrading value chains of neglected and underutilized species of plants
The International Foundation for Science (IFS),  Biodiversity International, and our partners now offer young African scientists training in the art of developing research projects proposals that focus on problems related to the value chains of Bambara groundnut and amaranth in particular, and NUS in general.
This Call for Research notes/Applications is focused on the value chains of priority NUS plants in three sub-regions: Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa, respectively.
Dates & venue
Organizer
Eligible countries
27-31 October, 2014,
Zimbabwe
Africa University, Zimbabwe
Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
3-7 November, 2014,
Kenya
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Burundi, Kenya,  Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
17-21 November, 2014, Togo
Laboratory of Agricultural Biodiversity and Tropical Plant Breeding (LAAPT), Benin, in collaboration with University of Lomé, Togo
Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, The Gambia, Togo.

Who should apply?

Applicants eligible for this call should:
  • Be a citizen and resident of an eligible country in the region where the course is held  (see the table above)
  • Be a national scientist attached to a university, national research institution or a research oriented and not-for-profit NGO (scientists working in international research organizations are not eligible)
  • Be under 35 years of age (male) or under 40 years of age (female)
  • Have at least a Master’s or equivalent degree
  • We particularly welcome applications from female scientists
  • For the course in West Africa (Togo), applications may be submitted in English or French
Applications should include:
 
NOTE: Please read the Call in full which you can view/download from here.
              :Please feel free to distribute to others you think may be interested.
Thank you.

International Foundation for Science (IFS)
www.ifs.se