Thursday, September 18, 2014

 

PUBLICATION: Securing Women’s Land Rights: Learning from successful experiences in Rwanda and Burundi

A new report on a Learning Route on “Innovative Tools and Approaches to Secure Women’s Land Rights”, organised by the Women’s Land Rights Initiative of the International Land Coalition (ILC) and Procasur in Rwanda and Burundi in February 2014 is now available.

A Learning Route is an educational journey built around the experiences of local organisations that are supported to systematise and share their knowledge with others. The 16 participants, or ruteros, in this Route, women and men from civil society organisations (CSOs) and government programmes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, learnt from the local organisations visited, and from each other.

To read the executive summary, click here
To read the full report, click here

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: R4D Projects in the Ganges

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from partners to carry out research for development projects that will contribute to its demand driven research agenda in the Ganges River Basin.

WLE Ganges Focal Region Program seeks to improve food security, nutrition and livelihoods of smallholder farmers and the rural poor in three Ganges Basin landscapes, i.e. the mountains, plains and delta. WLE has five mutually-supportive objectives that support achieving this goal:

  1. Productivity – enhancing the productivity of degraded rainfed and irrigated agricultural landscapes by strengthening ecosystem services that support sustainable agricultural intensification.
  2. Sustainability – supporting activities that increase food and livelihood security by creating resilient socio-ecological systems that secure the provision of ecosystem services over long time frames.
  3. Efficiency – increasing resource recovery and reuse to ensure that solid and liquid waste from rural towns and villages are recycled and used efficiently.
  4. Equity – identifying opportunities for women, youth, and people from disadvantaged castes and ethnic groups to gain access to water, land and other natural resources for productive purposes in a way that increases their food security, livelihoods, nutritional status and ensures sustainability.
  5. Governance and institutions – supporting the development of effective, inclusive and equitable decision-making, partnerships and institutions, and the capacities of actors to manage and address the complex problems across the water, land, energy and environmental nexus.

The four intervention areas to be addressed by this Call are as follows: the Highlands, the Plains, the Delta, and Cross-cutting basin issues.

For more details, Visit the EOI Call Page

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

 

This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Association for the Study of the Commons

The IASC has extended the deadlines for abstract submissions (for individual and group presentations) for their 2015 Biannual Meeting in Edmonton Alberta  (May 25-29, 2015).

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

The World Bank is accepting abstracts for the Conference. The theme for 2015 is Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity. The topic highlights that while land tenure affects the distribution of assets between men and women, generations, and social groups, patterns of land use will have far-reaching implications for welfare and other socio-economic outcomes at household, community, or landscape level. Authors interested in presenting at the conference are requested to submit an initial 800 to 1,500 word abstract before October 31th 2014 using the online form.

EMPLOYMENT: Program Management Officer

CIAT seeks a Program Management Officer to assists the Director for Asia in regional management particularly in research program development, resource mobilization and partnership building

Sunday, September 14, 2014

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Association for the Study of the Commons

 

The IASC has extended the deadlines for abstract submissions (for individual and group presentations) for their 2015 Biannual Meeting in Edmonton Alberta  (May 25-29, 2015).

See details here.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

 

The World Bank is pleased to announce the 16th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty being held from March 23 – 27, 2015 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. Participants include leaders and professionals from across governments, civil society, academia, the private sector and partners to interact and discuss innovative approaches to improving land governance. Last year’s conference attracted more than 1,000 participants from 101 countries; 60 percent of participants were from developing countries, about a fourth representing government officials and another fourth from international organizations.

The theme for 2015 is Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity. The topic highlights that while land tenure affects the distribution of assets between men and women, generations, and social groups, patterns of land use will have far-reaching implications for welfare and other socio-economic outcomes at household, community, or landscape level. Although they are by no means a silver bullet, recent innovations in geospatial technologies provide exciting opportunities to document and analyze determinants as well as impacts of land use change that are of great relevance for policy, projects, and research in this area.


Authors interested in presenting at the conference are requested to submit an initial 800 to 1,500 word abstract before October 31th 2014 using the online form. A technical committee will decide on paper acceptance and outcomes will be communicated by December 1st, 2014.

 

EMPLOYMENT: Program Management Officer

 

CIAT seeks a Program Management Officer to assists the Director for Asia in regional management particularly in research program development, resource mobilization and partnership building. He/she works closely
with the regional research team by providing management support to a growing portfolio of research
projects in Asia covering: a) cassava in value chains, b) forages and livestock, and c) integrated farming
systems and resilient agri-landscapes. The position is internationally recruited and based at the CIAT Asia
Regional Office in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Please see full details here.

Monday, September 08, 2014

 

This Week’s Posts

 

EMPLOYMENT: Partnership and Networking Officer (Consultancy)  

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN/the Network) seeks a consultant: Partnership and Networking Officer.

EMPLOYMENT: Junior Policy Analyst – Gender Equality and Women’s Rights.

The OECD is seeking a dynamic junior policy analyst to join the GENDERNET team.

CONFERENCE: Third International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at Grassroots

The conference welcomes the presentation in different formats including performances, exhibitions, posters and research papers.  Community representatives are specially invited to connect with each other and help the formal sector to understand and appreciate their knowledge systems.

The policy makers and corporate leaders will find conference as a unique platform for engaging with open innovation community promoting dialogue and partnership between formal and informal sector of science, technology, services and society.

Please submit your abstracts and proposals for special workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions and performances to iccig@iimahd.ernet.in.

Deadline: September 30, 2014

CALL FOR PROJECTS: Volta and Niger Basins

Water, Land, and Ecosystems Program (WLE) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for projects to help it address demand driven research in the Volta and Niger Basins.

 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

 

EMPLOYMENT: Partnership and Networking Officer (Consultancy)

 

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN/the Network) is an alliance of global, regional and national partners aiming to contribute to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure. In order to continue to capitalize on the collective knowledge and initiatives of all partners of the Network, to improve the implementation of its communications and partnership strategy and to continue to developing partnership approaches that support the progress towards achieving results, the Secretariat will engage a consultant: Partnership and Networking Officer.  Full details here.

 

EMPLOYMENT: Junior Policy Analyst – Gender Equality and Women’s Rights.

 

The OECD is seeking a dynamic junior policy analyst to join the GENDERNET team to assist the Network's efforts to:

The position requires outstanding organisation and communication skills and excellent writing ability. The chosen candidate will have a good knowledge and understanding of gender equality and women's rights in development co-operation and will demonstrate a strong commitment to these issues. Full details available here

 

CONFERENCE: Third International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at Grassroots

Increasing concern for sustainability has focused attention of academics, practitioners, corporate, social and public policy leaders towards extremely affordable frugal products and services.  A quarter century of exploration by Honey Bee Network has generated several models of engagement with creative and innovative communities and individuals in different domains.  The first ICCIG was held in January 1997 leading to establishment of Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network [GIAN] and later National Innovation Foundation [NIF].  The second ICCIG was held in China and India in December 2012 to connect creative pursuits around the world.  The third ICCIG aims at pooling insights from research, policy and practices in education, technology, institutions, culture, conservation and governance and will be held Jan 19-22, 2015.

The conference welcomes the presentation in different formats including performances, exhibitions, posters and research papers.  Community representatives are specially invited to connect with each other and help the formal sector to understand and appreciate their knowledge systems.

The policy makers and corporate leaders will find conference as a unique platform for engaging with open innovation community promoting dialogue and partnership between formal and informal sector of science, technology, services and society.

Please submit your abstracts and proposals for special workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions and performances to iccig@iimahd.ernet.in.

Various institutions involved with Honey Bee Network such as NIF, Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions [SRISTI] and GIAN are supporting the conference to share their learning and also to absorb the wisdom around the world in leveraging grassroots innovations. Please submit your abstracts by September 30, 2014 with full papers due by 30 November, 2014. Those desirous of booking their accommodation during the conference may send a mail toiccig2015@gmail.com.  All logistical enquiries may be sent at the same address.  If you are willing to partner in the organization of the conference as a sponsor, co-sponsor or supporter, please write to anilg@iimahd.ernet.in.

 

CALL FOR PROJECTS: Volta and Niger Basins

Water, Land, and Ecosystems Program (WLE) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for projects to help it address demand driven research in the Volta and Niger Basins.

The main goal of the WLE Volta-Niger Program is to restore and bolster opportunities for increased agricultural productivity through key ecosystem services, especially in the resource-poor and fragile northern part of the region. In this Call, “agriculture” should be understood to include crop production, raising livestock, and agro-forestry. The major objectives of the Program are:

  1. To support productive, equitable and sustainable livelihood options in rural areas that not only reduce (male) out-migration but enhance the capacities of women and youth to more effectively manage natural resources productively and sustainably;
  2. To enable rural people to achieve food and nutritional security through sustainable increases in agricultural productivity; and
  3. To contribute to reducing and ultimately reversing degradation of natural capital both in the north and in the rapidly developing south.

See full call details here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

 

EMPLOYMENT: Consultant to Support Global Policy and Technical Functions of ILC

 

The ILC Secretariat has just opened a new consultancy vacancy for support to the Global Policy and Technical Functions of the ILC.  Full details are available here.

 

EMPLOYMENT: Gender Specialist

 

We are looking to fill a gender specialist position at CIMMYT funded by the German Government through GIZ and the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM). Following the CIM standard procedures the position is open to EU citizens. The Vacancy Announcement will be posted on http://www.devnetjobs.org/ shortly.

The candidate will:
• Provide support in establishing and expanding agricultural research team skills, so that they can better analyse, process and document gender mainstreaming issues
• Provide support in restructuring internal procedures with a focus on gender mainstreaming
• Provide support in setting up a knowledge management system on the subject of gender

 

EMPLOYMENT: Gender Research Associate Scientist

 

The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks an experienced social scientist, knowledgeable in the analysis of gender in agricultural development contexts, to coordinate implementation of the Gender Strategy of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas for Food Security and Income (RTB).

The position: The candidate will help the RTB Program to widen the contribution of RTB crops to food security and poverty reduction in ways that equitably benefit rural women and men.

The candidate will provide expert input on gender issues to teams including social and biological scientists, enabling them to strengthen the gender- responsiveness of their research for the development and uptake of new RTB technologies and practices. The candidate will collaborate closely with gender focal points in each center and build a team to mainstream gender. The candidate will be inventive and innovative in finding novel ways to efficiently collect, analyze and communicate gender-disaggregated data to inform and orient the Program’s work. As part of learning-through-doing in RTB, The candidate will support and back-stop targeted research activities on gender in relation to RTB farming and food systems.

The position will be based in Lima (Peru) and involve work in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The gender research coordinator will form part of the Program Management Unit, based in the lead Center and report to the RTB Program Director.

See here for further details.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

 

PUBLICATION: Bundles, Duties, and Rights: A Revised Framework for Analysis of Natural Resource Property Rights Regimes

In their 1992 paper, Schlager and Ostrom presented a property rights framework characterized by nested, cumulative attributes. It has become arguably the most ubiquitous framework for analysis of natural resources and property rights. We revisit their contribution and discuss how the framework could evolve to address increasingly complex situations, with particular attention to institutional change. We devote increased attention to duties and liabilities associated with right allocation, tying the framework to a broader property rights literature. We conclude with an application to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), illustrating how revisions to the framework facilitate contemporary institutional analysis.

The paper, by Christopher S. Galik and Pamela Jagger, is available here and will be forthcoming in Land Economics.

Visit the  Forest Use, Energy, and Livelihoods Lab at the University of North Caroline (FUEL) for more publications.