NORGLOBAL shall strengthen Norwegian research on and with the South. The programme includes the sub activities POVPEACE, CGIAR, GENDER-EQ, GLOBMEK, ECONPOP, W-BALKAN, TAXCAPDEV and HUMPOL.
The recent 7th annual PopPov conference, which was held in Oslo 23 – 26 January, included a poster session. Two of the ECONPOP projects participated in the session.
The Research Council received 46 applications to the NORGLOBAL/INDNOR call. The applications have been assessed by three expert panels and additional individual experts. The Norglobal programme board was given the mandate to make the final decision on these applications.
187 participants registered for the conference Research for Development, held at Litteraturhuset in Oslo 1 November, far beyond the expectations of the organisers.
A total of approx. NOK 40 million is available for this call, while the total budget request to the programme is NOK 221,3 million.
The NORGLOBAL board received a total of 38 applications to the October 12 deadline. The call included the HUMPOL activity, the joint India/Women and Gender activity, the joint India/Globmek activity and the TaxCapDev.
Invitation to an inspiration meeting 7 March ahead of the 2012 Norwegian Science Week (“Forskningsdagene”).
Invitation goes to the Research Council’s administration, project managers/researchers, communication staff and others who take interest in Social Sciences and Humanities. The meeting will be held in Norwegian.
People in Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia distrust politicians, civil servants and people attached to the judiciary. Such attitudes are not necessarily the result of personal experience. ‘Because so many people assume that civil servants are corrupt, it is easy to behave accordingly,' says FAFO researcher Åse Berit Grødeland.
Two books have recently been published based on research funded through the “Poverty and peace” (POVPEACE) activity under the NORGLOBAL programme; One on fisheries, the other on oil and gas.
In this current call, a budget of approximately €2.2 million is available for up to eight research programmes in total. Proposals must be submitted by international teams; the deadline for submission is 15 March 2012.
At its meeting the 26 October the NORGLOBAL programme board decided to support three new CGIAR fellowships. Project number 212952, project number 212949 and project number 212945.