[acn-l] FW: Kew Darwin Fellows: applicants sought

GIMENEZ-DIXON Mariano (MGD at hq.iucn.org)
Thu, 01 May 1997 16:06:16 +0100

For your information
>From: Kerry ten Kate[SMTP:K.tenKate at lion.rbgkew.org.uk]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 1997 9:02 PM
>Dear friends,
>I would be most grateful if you would circulate the following
>advertisement as widely as possible to individuals and institutions who
>may apply or propose candidates.
>Thank you for your help with this exciting opportunity.
>Best wishes,
>Kerry ten Kate
>Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
>The UK Darwin Initiative has awarded the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
>bursaries for two Darwin Fellowships. Based at Kew, outside London,
>the Fellows will work Kew's Biodiversity Convention Officer and staff
>from the Herbarium to:
>-- develop a strategy for the repatriation of data on the plant and fungal
> collections held at Kew to countries of origin (including to their own
>-- work on a strategy for botanic gardens to implement the access and
> benefit-sharing provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
>One Fellow will be a practising taxonomist, scientist or manager with
>strong links to the taxonomic institutions in his or her country. The
>other Fellow will be an active participant in the development of
>national CBD policy in his or her country. Both are conversant with
>sustainable development policy and familiar with the provisions and
>implications of the Convention on Biological Diversity. With fluent
>written and spoken English, the Fellows will be prepared to conduct
>original research, draft documents and work with individuals from
>their own institution and from around the world to develop broadly
>accepted policies and programmes. Strong communications skills will
>be important.
>The first Fellow will join Kew in January 1998, and the second in
>April 1998. Each Fellowship will last for one year. Subsistence
>costs and travel to the UK and to meetings of the CBD will be covered.
>By 15 June 1997, please send:
>-- a letter explaining your current responsibilities and what you would
> like to accomplish during the Fellowship;
>-- a curriculum vitae;
>-- samples of publications you have authored;
>-- names of two referees whom we can approach;
>Biodiversity Convention Officer
>Reference: Darwin Fellowships
>Conventions and Policy Section
>Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
>Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
>tel: +44 (181) 332 5741
>fax: +44 (181) 332 5757
>e-mail:k.tenkate at rbgkew.org.uk