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Empowering Traditional Communities in the Brazilian Coastal Zone to Adapt to the Climate Crisis

Manchester Metropolitan University

Ocean Science & Technology

Online/GBR

A workshop for early-career researchers to connect and develop solutions to empower traditional Brazilian coastal communities in the face of climate change - funding to be awarded!

 ** For early-career researchers (now INCLUDING PhD STUDENTS!) based in Brazilian or UK institutions ** 

 ** ‘Challenge prize' grants up to £8,750 GBP to be awarded during workshop! ** 

 Application deadline: EXTENDED TO 14th MAY 

 The objective of the workshop is to empower and connect scientists, managers and traditional coastal communities in Brazil who seek legitimacy and representation at the interface between marine science, communication, citizen science and climate change. 

 The event is a partnership between the Federal University of Alagoas (Brazil) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), and financed by the British Council. It also has the collaboration of researchers from the University of Manchester (UK), University of Exeter (UK), and the CESMAC University Center (Brazil) and the Secretariat of Environment and Water Resources of Alagoas (Brazil). The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for international collaboration, sharing research expertise, networking, and raising awareness of the impacts of climate change on coastal environments and communities. 

 During the workshop, participants will team up to develop Research-Intervention Action Plans (RIAPs) in one of the following categories: Ocean Science, Citizen Science, Science Communication, and Gender Equality. Teams will use their collective expertise to create strategies related to climate change adaptation and resilience in Brazilian coastal communities, with the best proposal in each category winning up to £8,750 for teams to carry out their projects over 6 months. Participants will also benefit from talks and guidance from established researchers in the UK and Brazil, Brazilian government officials, and representatives from traditional Brazilian communities.

 TARGET AUDIENCE: Early career researchers based in Brazil or UK institutions

 DATE: 27th, 28th of May and 3rd of June 

TIME: 13h to 17h30 (BST) | 9h to 13h30 (BRT) 

LOCATION: Online 

LANGUAGE: English FREE OF CHARGE 

 See our website for more information and to apply: http://bit.ly/workshop-BR-UK 

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