Thursday, January 15, 2015

 

This Week’s Posts

FELLOWSHIP: Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow with FES and CAPRi  The Foundation for Ecological Security and CAPRi will host a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow from 2015-2017. Applications are due by January 25.  Please see full details here.

EMPLOYMENT: Deputy Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is accelerating agricultural gains across Sub-Saharan Africa by investing in the scientific and leadership skills of Africa’s leading women agricultural scientists.   This position will work closely with the Director on major initiatives that raise AWARD’s regional and global profile as a leader in the Gender Responsive Agriculture Agenda. Please see full description here. Please see here for other AWARD vacancies. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

 

FELLOWSHIP: Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow with FES and CAPRi

 

The Foundation for Ecological Security and CAPRi will host a Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellow from 2015-2017.

Researchers and practitioners are increasingly called upon to do research and implement programming that contributes directly to changes that improve the lives of poor people “at scale”, and to show our impact pathways.  This requires working with partners.  But whereas significant attention has been paid to the mechanisms for policy researchers to work with government agencies to effect policy change , relatively little effort has been undertaken to identify how research can influence social institutions and behavior, which are at the crux of much natural resource management.  The Leland Fellow’s experience with Foundation for Ecological Security, an NGO with a longstanding commitment and experience in working “at scale” on management of natural resources in India will provide important lessons for the CGIAR program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) on what it takes to translate research outputs into materials that can be used by practitioners and to influence policy.

Applications are due by January 25.  Please see full details here.

Please see other Mickey Leland Fellowship placements here.   

 

EMPLOYMENT: Deputy Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is accelerating agricultural gains across Sub-Saharan Africa by investing in the scientific and leadership skills of Africa’s leading women agricultural scientists.   This position will work closely with the Director on major initiatives that raise AWARD’s regional and global profile as a leader in the Gender Responsive Agriculture Agenda. The incumbent will oversee AWARD’s Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation, Communications, and Data Analysis units, ensuring that they support the program (both internally and externally) in building an expertly informed focus on gender responsive agriculture for Africa.  The ideal candidate will be a compelling leader, able to translate data on gender and agriculture into compelling narratives and action points, and share these in a variety of formats with key players in global agriculture arena. 

Please see full description here.

Please see here for other AWARD vacancies. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

 

This Week’s Post

EMPLOYMENT: Associate Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab Kansas State University is currently recruiting for an Agricultural Economist/social scientist for the Associate Director position for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL). The position will be based in Manhattan, Kansas.

Screening of the applications begins February 6, 2015. 

Fellowship: Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program Applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. Through this program Landesa seeks to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from India, China, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights at local, national, and international levels.For more information on the program and to apply, please visit the Visiting Professionals Program page of Landesa’s website.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

 

EMPLOYMENT: Associate Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab

This fall, Kansas State University was successfully funded by the USAID to act as the management entity (ME)    

Kansas State University is currently recruiting for an Agricultural Economist/social scientist for the Associate Director position for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL). The position will be based in Manhattan, Kansas. The SILL will support collaborative research in six focus countries of Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Cambodia through a country directed portfolio of research projects on sustainable intensification. See more here: http://www.k-state.edu/siil/index.html

Screening of the applications begins February 6, 2015. 

 

Fellowship: Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program.

Through this program Landesa seeks to cultivate a network of qualified professionals from India, China, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda who are strongly committed to strengthening women’s land rights at local, national, and international levels. The goal is to boost these visiting professionals’ capacities by fostering cross-cultural connections and enhancing their ability to advocate for and reinforce their commitment to improving women’s land rights.

The program starts in September 2015 with a six-week period of in-house intensive training at our headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA.

For more information on the program and to apply, please visit the Visiting Professionals Program page of Landesa’s website.

Monday, January 05, 2015

 

This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: ICARUS IV Conference-Causes of Vulnerability & Livelihoods of the Poor For more information, click here. Deadline is January 30th, 2015.

PUBLICATION: 2014 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development

The 2014 report focuses on gender equality and sustainable development, with chapters on the green economy and care work, food security, population dynamics, and investments for gender-responsive sustainable development and is available here.

Friday, January 02, 2015

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: ICARUS IV Conference-Causes of Vulnerability & Livelihoods of the Poor

 

ICARUS is pleased to announce the fourth ICARUS meeting to be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Thursday May 7 through Saturday May 9, 2015. ICARUS IV follows on the highly successful ICARUS I, II, and III conferences organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, and Columbia University. For ICARUS IV, we are inviting research and policy focus papers from investigators worldwide on two climate-change themes: Causes of Vulnerability and Livelihoods of the Poor. We are planning for a small, tightly knit group of participants who will be able to participate in all presentations and discussions. We expect the resulting synergies to be expressed through both stronger collective and concrete products. For more information, click here. Deadline is January 30th, 2015.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

 

PUBLICATION: 2014 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development

The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development is a UN Secretary-General report mandated by the Second Committee of the General Assembly and comes out every five years. The 2014 report focuses on gender equality and sustainable development, with chapters on the green economy and care work, food security, population dynamics, and investments for gender-responsive sustainable development. The report comes at a crucial moment, as the global community grapples with the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals and the emergence of the post-2015 framework. Against this context, World Survey 2014 asserts the central role of gender equality in charting the rationale and the actions necessary to achieve sustainable development. The World Survey uses three criteria to assess whether policy actions and investments for sustainable development adequately address gender equality. Do they support women's capabilities and their enjoyment of rights? Do they reduce, rather than increase, women's unpaid care work? And do they embrace women's equal and meaningful participation as actors, leaders and decision-makers? It offers a comprehensive set of recommendations for gender-responsive policy actions and investments towards sustainable development overall, as well as for the selected areas which the World Survey emphasizes.  The full report is available here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 

PUBLICATIONS: Working Papers on Climate Change Governance

 

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) recently published two working papers related to climate change adaptation, food security and governance: 

The paper, the Comparative Turn in Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security Governance Research (PDF), proposes that concepts and methods of comparative politics can shine light on political factors important for catalysing positive change on the governance climate change adaptation and food security in the developing world. Author Mark Purdon is an expert on climate change policy and international development, currently a visiting fellow at Le Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CÉRIUM) at the Université de Montréal.


In Systematic Review Approach to identifying key trends in adaptation governance at the supranational level (PDF), authors have analyzed peer-reviewed literature on adaptation governance focused on food security at the supranational level. A total of 281 papers were collected, of which 52 met the focus. In these papers, authors explored key aspects of food security, identified types of governance measures and major challenges, and finally developed an understanding of the location of the research teams and involved countries. Authors, Livia Bizikova, Director of Knowledge for Integrated Decisions Program, Daniella Echeverría, Project Officer of Resilience Program and Energy Program, and Anne Hammill, Director of Resilience Program, are all affiliated with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

 

RESOURCES: Open Data for Land Governance

the Land Portal launches an innovative and collaborative Open Data platform that combines data about land issues from diverse and credible sources around the world, enabling easy data exploration, manipulation and customization. The new Land Portal is a pioneering hub for ‘linked open data’ on land - non-proprietary data that uses semantic tools to share and connect data, information and knowledge. This enables the Land Portal to publish structured data in machine readable, standardized formats under open licenses that can be reused by anyone.

 

PUBLICATION: Special issue of Policy Matters

Special issue dedicated to remembering Elinor Ostrom: Her work and its contribution to the theory and practice of conservation and sustainable natural resource management.  Papers available here.

 

This Week’s Posts

PUBLICATION: Policy Reform toward Gender Equality in Ethiopia: Little by Little the Egg Begins to Walk A new article by IFPRI researchers Neha Kumar and Agnes Quisumbing  is available open access here

EMPLOYMENT: Executive Secretary for the Pan-African Farmers Organization.  Full details available here.

PUBLICATION: Feminist Economics Research Notes on gender and land tenure issues 

EMPLOYMENT: Associate Research Fellow (IFPRI) Full details available here

PUBLICATION: Special Issue on legal pluralism, governance, and aquatic resources This special issue in the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST) on legal pluralism, governance and aquatic resources (fresh water and marine) can be viewed on http ://www . sciencedirect . com/science/journal/18773435/11

PUBLICATION: Policy Notes from “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change”A new volume of policy notes summarizes the findings from the project “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches.”Click here to download the full set.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 

PUBLICATION: Policy Reform toward Gender Equality in Ethiopia: Little by Little the Egg Begins to Walk

A new article by IFPRI researchers Neha Kumar and Agnes Quisumbing  is available open access here.  They use data from the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey (ERHS) to show how two seemingly unrelated reforms—community-based land registration, undertaken since 2003, and changes in the Family Code implemented in 2000—may have created conditions that reinforce each other in improving gender equity. Their findings suggest that the land registration process and the reform of the Family Code had mutually reinforcing effects on women’s rights and welfare.

 

EMPLOYMENT: Executive Secretary

 

The Pan-African Farmers Organization (PAFO) is launching a recruitment notice for the position of Executive Secretary of PAFO. This position is classified in the category of senior management of an international organization.

The full details are available here.