Tuesday, October 17, 2006
IDRC’s Rural Poverty and Environment (RPE) program 2006 is soliciting concept notes for research projects that will enhance good governance, equitable access to and sustainable management of common pool resources, including fisheries, forests and rangelands. Concepts notes should:
- focus on a specific geographic area (e.g. a region, transborder area, national park and surroundings, administrative unit such as a province, department or municipality), preferably within any of RPE’s priority geographic areas identified in our prospectus.
- generate practical outcomes (e.g. that enhance access of marginalized groups to resources; that enhance resource quality and resilience; that increase wellbeing or livelihood security of poor and marginalized groups)
- contribute to strengthening or creating effective linkages between local and other decision-making structures and processes
- contribute to national or global debates on common pool resource governance
IDRC strongly recommends that you contact one of the RPE Program Officers based in the regional office closest to where the research will take place, or the Program Officer working in your field of interest to ensure closeness of fit between your area of interest and RPE’s program priorities. The deadline is November 30, 2006.
To apply, please follow the guidelines on RPE's webpage: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-81713-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html