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Position Announcement | André Hoffmann Fellow: Innovations for Small-Scale Fisheries and Aquaculture

June 16, 2021

The World Economic Forum (with the Friends of Ocean Action) and Stanford University seek an André Hoffmann Fellow for a two-year joint appointment for work at the intersection of society, science, and technology. The Fellow will be based jointly at the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco, California, which is dedicated to addressing the possibilities and challenges posed by the rapid pace of technological innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and COS, which is focused on spurring innovation to sustain the resilience of the ocean and the people who depend on it.

This Fellowship is designed to draw on and enhance the academic and professional skills of an early-career researcher by creating a unique opportunity to work across a broad range of actors and disciplines to forge enduring solutions to the greatest challenges facing the ocean. Over the course of the two-year term, the Fellow will help build and drive intensive collaborations among Forum and Stanford partners to deliver specific ocean outcomes through research and active engagement with Forum partners. This will include leaders from the private sector, governments, international organizations, and civil society, and faculty from diverse disciplines at Stanford.

Small-scale fisheries and aquaculture (SSFA) are of central importance to the Friends of Ocean Action work on Nourishing Billions. SSFA produce two-thirds of the aquatic foods that we eat, while providing livelihoods and income for over 100 million people. SSFA are diverse, varying in their connection to global markets, their degree of specialization, the inputs and assets they require, and potential management and innovation pathways. New and emerging data and technology has the potential to help SSFA manage their resources and access markets. The Hoffmann Fellow will explore how technology and data could be used in different contexts and the roles that governments, seafood companies, and other actors might play in scaling application.

To apply to this 24-month Fellowship, send a Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement, and contact information for three references to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on October 1st, 2021.


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