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Call for Papers: “Health and Health Care in the Context of Environmental and Climate-Related Migration”, The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
Submission deadline: 31 August 2020

Environmental hazards due to climate change and other anthropogenic processes are drivers of voluntary and forced migration, both cross-border and internally. These hazards include droughts, flooding, sea level rise, storms, salinization, land degradation, and deforestation, among others.

While human mobility can be an adaptive response to environmental change, a large part of migrants are considered displaced populations. In some regions, such as the Greater Horn of Africa, the scale of environmental forced displacement is substantial, posing a challenge for the displaced, host communities, aid organizations, and governments. The public health implications of environmental migration, however, are still not understood well.

This Special Issue welcomes original articles that address health issues related to environmental and climate-induced migration, in particular of people displaced by droughts and land degradation in low- and middle-income countries. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Slow onset events (droughts, salinization, soil erosion);
  • Sudden onset events (floods, cyclones);
  • Cross-border migration and forced displacement;
  • Internally displaced people;
  • Food and water safety, famine;
  • Mortality and morbidity, including infant and child health;
  • Disease outbreaks;
  • Mental health;
  • Gender-based violence;
  • Violent conflicts;
  • Availability and quality of health care services;
  • Living conditions in refugee camps and informal settlements.

Guest Editor: Dr. Barbara Schumann

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020

For more information, see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/health_environmental_migration 

UNILAG 2020 Sociology Annual Lecture Conference. Nigeria's Data Challenge, University of Lagos, Nigeria, 17-18 June 2020 (University of Lagos)
Submission deadline: 01 May 2020

The Department of Sociology, University of Lagos invites researchers, government officials, officials of non-governmental organizations, students and all those interested in the improvement of society and the human condition through research to participate in its 2020 Annual Lecture and Conference.  The theme of the conference is ‘Nigeria’s data challenge’.

Submissions for abstract are invited as well as extended abstracts on any of the following sub-themes:

  • Nigeria's census challenge
  • Issues in national surveys in Nigeria
  • Vital registration in Nigeria: Challenges and prospects
  • Ethical issues in Population register management in Nigeria
  • Data management and health policies and programmes in Nigeria
  • Political issues and data management in Nigeria
  • Cultural issues in the collection and management of data in Nigeria
  • The political economy of data management and research funding in Nigeria
  • Religion and the data challenge in Nigeria
  • New technologies/ICT and Big data: challenges, prospects and opportunities for data collection in Nigeria
  • Building capacity for data management and bridging the Data-policy gap in Nigeria.
  • Insecurity and data collection in Nigeria
  • The data challenge and doing business in Nigeria
  • Exclusion of the often-neglected sub-populations – women, elderly, special populations

Submission guidelines:

Important dates:

  • 10 February 2020: Short abstract submission opening
  • 1 May 2020: Deadline for submission of short abstracts
  • 1 March 2020: Full paper or extended abstract submission opening
  • 31 May 2020: Deadline for full paper or extended abstract submission
  • 6 June 2020: Notification of acceptance of abstract
  • 17 June 2020: Deadline for registration
Call for Papers: British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) 2020 Conference, Stamford Court, University of Leicester, UK, 14-16 September 2020 (Stamford Court, University of Leicester)
Submission deadline: 20 April 2020
The call for papers for the 2020 BSPS Conference is now open, with a closing date of 20 April 2020 (midnight)
A short abstract of up to 250 words is requested.  Empirical submissions should cover research question, methods, data, results or preliminary results, & potential applications. Extended abstracts are optional & must be sent separately; these can help in the final selection of papers. Up to 4 double-spaced A4 sheets in PDF format only may be emailed to pic@ lse.ac.uk with ‘BSPS extended abstract’ and the intended strand or session in the title line. Extended abstracts are not a substitute for formal online submissions: this process should still be completed. Organisers may request further details of a submission before final decisions are made. Short abstracts will appear on the Conference website. Extended abstracts are for information purposes only.

Funding/Study/Work Opportunities

Doctoral Positions at INED (Institut National D’Etudes Démographiques), Paris, France (INED (Institut National D’Etudes Démographiques))
Application deadline: 29 May 2020

INED is recruiting 3 doctoral students on three-year contracts starting 1 October 2020. Applicants must fulfil the following three criteria:

  • Applicants must hold, or complete during the current academic year (2019-2020), a Master’s degree (M2) or equivalent in a discipline related to the population sciences and qualifying them for admission to a PhD programme in a French or foreign university.
  • Applicants must be enrolled (first enrollment) in a doctoral programme in a French or foreign university for the academic year 2020-2021.
  • The thesis director or the co-director of the thesis must be a researcher of INED. Candidates are called upon to directly solicit a researcher from INED in relation to their research theme.

There are no criteria in terms of age or nationality. 

Full information is available at: https://www.ined.fr/en/research/PhD-students/call-applications/ 

Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur la page suivante: https://www.ined.fr/fr/recherche/accueil-doctoral/appel-candidature/

Application deadline: 29 May 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon, Paris time) 

2020-2021 Applications: European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) (Centre for Demographic Studies (Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics – CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Application deadline: 15 April 2020

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2020-2021.

The EDSD is an eleven-month sponsored program that is offered every year aiming to provide students with an appropriate high-level education in demography to pursue their doctoral studies. Students will acquire a solid knowledge base on the causes and consequences of demographic change, population data, statistical and mathematical demography, as well as modeling, simulation, and forecasting. The School’s courses are structured in such a way that the students work on the precise formulation of a thesis topic and early steps of their dissertations. Many of the School’s courses concentrate on strengthening the quantitative and programming skills of the students. The language of the School is English.  

In the 2020/21 academic year, the School will be held at two different locations. The preparatory courses (from early September to late October 2020) will be offered at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. The core courses (from November until the end of July 2021) will be held at the Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics, in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

European Master’s Degree in Demography: upon successful completion of the program and presentation of a thesis, the students enrolled in the EDSD will attain an official European Master in Demography from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2020

For more information, see https://ced.uab.cat/en/courses/edsd/ or contact at edsd@ ced.uab.es