Tuesday, March 10, 2009
CAPRi REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Securing Access to Natural Resources
CAPRi is seeking proposals from CGIAR centers and their partners to undertake empirical research on the topic Securing Access to Natural Resources. The main objective of this call for proposals is to develop policy-relevant findings on the threats that the poor face in accessing resources vital for their livelihoods and the approaches they currently use or can potentially use to secure access to these resources based on the institutions of collective action and property rights. The proposed research should aim to develop and disseminate best practices for methodologies to investigate the challenges to access to natural resources and how these challenges can be countered with mechanisms based on the institutions of collective action and property rights.
Proposals have to be submitted through a CGIAR center and should address at least one of the following topics:
- Threats that the poor face in accessing vital natural resources, which have implications for collective action and property rights
- Approaches to counter threats to resource access that are based on property rights institutions
- Approaches to secure access to resources that are rooted in collective action
Deadline is April 15, 2009. For more information about the RFP, the requirements and the application process, and to download the application form go to http://www.capri.cgiar.org/nrmaccess_rfp.asp.