Tuesday, September 29, 2009

 

EVENT: Forest Day 3

To coincide with the UNFCCC conference in Copenhagen, CIFOR, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and the Government of Denmark will host Forest Day 3 on December 13th, 2009. Forest Day 3 will build on the success of Forest Day 1 and 2 in helping to ensure forests are high on the agenda for future climate outcomes, and will pave the way forward in making these outcomes work beyond Copenhagen. [more information]

Tags: CGIAR, events

 

PUBLICATIONS: Two New IFPRI Papers on Water Management

Two new IFPRI papers examine issues of water management. Mark Svendsen, Mandy Ewing, and Siwa Msangi measure irrigation performance in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The paper develops indicators to look at the performance of the irrigation sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, where demand for food is high and irrigation has a proven potential to boost levels of agricultural productivity. By looking at six indicator categories—institutional framework, water resource use, irrigation area, irrigation technology, agricultural productivity, and poverty and food security—we assess the potential for improving performance in the agricultural food security sector through increasing irrigation sector investments. (. . .) The disproportionate contribution to agricultural production of Africa’s small irrigated area suggests that returns on additional investment in irrigation would be high, both in terms of greater food security for the continent and greater production of export-quality agricultural goods. [full article]

Nancy McCarthy and Timothy Essam look at the impact of water user associations on agricultural productivity in Chile.

This paper uses combined household- and community-level data collected from the Maule Region (VII) of Chile to evaluate factors affecting the decision to participate in yearly irrigation maintenance activities, and the influence of current behavior on farm revenues. Empirical results indicate that water user association characteristics explain much of the variation in participation decisions, contribution amounts, variable input purchases, and subsequent farm revenues. [full article]

Tags: IFPRI, CGIAR, publications, online_resources, Africa, LatinAmerica

 

FELLOWSHIP: The Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois

The Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois offers a three-year, $52,000/year post-doctoral fellowship. The Beckman institute is an interdisciplinary research institute devoted to leading-edge research in the physical sciences, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, cognition, and neuroscience. Applicants interested in an association with The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy Initiative (SDEP) at Beckman are encouraged to apply. [more information]

Deadline: November 30, 2009

Tags: fellowships

Thursday, September 24, 2009

 

This Week’s Posts

Tags: contents, CAPRi

 

PUBLICATION: Implementing Integrated River Basin Management in Vietnam

François Molle and Chu Thai Hoanh at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) have released a new research report, “Implementing Integrated River Basin Management: Lessons from the Red River Basin, Vietnam”.

The report shows that the promotion of [integrated water resources management] icons such as [river based organizations] by donors has been quite disconnected from the existing institutional framework. (. . .) The report also shows that if policy reforms promoted by donors and development banks have triggered some changes, these changes may have come not as a result of the reforms themselves but, rather, due to the institutional confusion they have created when confronted with the emergence of the [Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment], which itself was largely destined – at first – to solving land rather than water issues.

[full report]

Tags: publications, online_resources, CGIAR, Asia

 

EMPLOYMENT: Global Coordinator, Crops for the Future

Crops for the Future, a small international non-profit organization working to promote underutilized crops for the benefit of the poor and the environment, is now seeking a well qualified candidate for the position of Global Coordinator. Based in Serdang, Malaysia the Global Coordinator will lead the development of Crops for the Future with responsibility for implementing the organization’s strategy and overseeing the development and implementation of an agreed work programme. [more information]

Deadline: October 18, 2009

Tags: employment, Asia

 

EVENT: Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. The theme of Blog Action Day 2009 is climate change, the date is October 15th. The CAPRi blog will be contributing a post and we encourage others—bloggers and blog readers—to participate as well. [more information]

Tags: events

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

 

BRIEF: Protecting Traditional Knowledge from the Grassroots Up

A recent brief by the International Institute for Environment and Development examines the relationship between customary law, traditional knowledge, and intellectual property rights.

For indigenous peoples round the world, traditional knowledge based on natural
resources such as medicinal herbs forms the core of culture and identity. But this
wealth of knowledge is under pressure. Indigenous communities are increasingly
vulnerable to eviction, environmental degradation and outside interests eager to
monopolise control over their traditional resources. Intellectual property rights such
as patents, however, sit uneasily with traditional knowledge. Their commercial focus
wars with fundamental indigenous principles such as resource access and sharing.
Local customary law offers a better fit, and findings in China, India, Kenya, Panama
and Peru show how this pairing can work in practice. The research has identified
common elements, and key differences, in customary law that should be informing
policy on traditional knowledge and genetic resources.

[read the whole brief]

Tags: briefs, publications

 

EVENT: Forest Law and the Empowerment of the Poor

A side event on Forest Law and the Empowerment of the Poor, organized by the FAO Development Law Service, will be held on 22 October 2009, during the XIII World Forestry Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Panelists will evaluate how Forest and Wildlife Legislation may be used as instruments for empowerment and change. The session will provide a forum to discuss:

[more information]

Tags: events, LatinAmerica

Monday, September 21, 2009

 

What Others Are Blogging

Remembering Borlaug

Norman Borlaug, the former CIMMYT director, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and “father of the Green Revolution”, passed away on September 12th at the age of 95. A good collection of tributes to Dr. Borlaug can be found here. You can read IFPRI’s statement here. And click here for a series of short video clips that allow you to hear Dr. Borlaug in his own words. For a broader and more nuanced evaluation of Borlaug’s legacy, be sure and read this piece by historian Nick Cullather.

Beyond GDP

Economist and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz has written a news article about the conclusions of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, which he chaired. He argues against the use of GDP as a metric for societal well-being and advocates the use of indicators that account for environmental sustainability. “Just as a firm needs to measure the depreciation of its capital, so, too, our national accounts need to reflect the depletion of natural resources and the degradation of our environment.” Will Wilkinson writes in defense of GDP here, while Ezra Klein points out that alternatives to GDP are plentiful, but they simply  have not been popularized.

Institutions?

In an interesting post, economist William Easterly discusses a recent paper critiquing notions of “institutions” and “rule of law” widely used in development economics research. “What if ‘institutions’ are yet another item in the long list of panaceas offered by development economists that don’t actually help anyone develop?”

Tags: blogs, online_resources

 

EVENT: Securing Water for Nature and People in a Changing Climate

WWF’s Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund presents its 2009 Science for Nature Symposium, “Securing Water for Nature and People in a Changing Climate” to be held November 3rd and 4th, 2009, at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The symposium will provide a state-of-the-science review of climate impacts on freshwater systems, challenges to freshwater ecosystem conservation, the role of adaptation in water management, and will provide a platform for the development of an adaptation based "conservation agenda". [more information]

Tags: events

 

EMPLOYMENT: East Africa Asset Building & Community Development Program Officer (Ford Foundation)

The Program Officer will be responsible for implementing, monitoring, and coordinating grant making activities in the Expanding Community Rights and Voice over Natural Resources portfolio, which seeks to support the development of natural resource policies and programs that give poor communities more control over these resources and a stronger voice in decision making on questions facing land reform in East Africa. The work will focus on the most vulnerable groups, including ethnic minorities, women and youth whose access to natural resources is most threatened and will geographically focus and be informed by experiences at the community and national levels in three countries—Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. [more information]

Deadline: November 5, 2009

Tags: employment, Africa

Thursday, September 17, 2009

 

This Week’s Posts

Tags: contents, CAPRi

 

FELLOWSHIP: Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa, Georgetown Law School

The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in order to train women's human rights lawyers from Africa who are committed to returning home to their countries in order to advance the status of women and girls in their own countries throughout their careers. The Fellowship provides the tuition for the Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Course (a U.S. $2,200 benefit) and for the Master of Laws degree (a U.S. $42,065 benefit) at the Georgetown University Law Center, as well as professional development training. [more information]

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Tags: Africa, fellowships

 

EMPLOYMENT: CIAT Research Area Director—Latin America & Caribbean

CIAT is seeking applications for the newly created position of Research Area Director—Latin America and the Caribbean (RAD—LAC). The position will be based at CIAT headquarters (Cali, Colombia) under the Principal Manager Category and reports to the Deputy Director General for Research. The LAC Research Area includes the following Programs: Decision and Policy Analysis, Amazon Ecoregional Program, Tropical Fruits, and the Agronatura Science Park which includes a CIAT Foundation (FUNDACIAT) that is currently being established and which will provide the ground to achieve development impact in LAC. [more information]

Deadline: October 10, 2009

Tags: employment, CGIAR

 

EMPLOYMENT: Director of Tropical Conservation & Development Program, University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida (UF) seeks to hire a Director for its Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program. The Director will lead and advocate for an innovative, world-class research and training program with over 100 faculty affiliates; foster, maintain and strengthen partnerships with colleagues and institutions at UF and with partner organizations throughout the world; secure extra-mural funding; and help strengthen a dynamic research and training program with a long-range vision for the future. The Director of TCD reports to the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and will hold a joint appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor between the Center and a relevant disciplinary department. [more information]

Deadline: review of applications begins on November 30th, 2009

Tags: employment

 

EMPLOYMENT: Post Doctoral Fellow in Applied Resource Economics (ICARDA)

ICARDA has an immediate vacancy for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Agricultural Economics within its Social, Economics and Policy Research Program. The position is based at ICARDA's headquarters in Aleppo, Syria. The post holder will work with the program's research on the economics of natural resources management and on the social, economics, policy and institutional factors that influence the management of natural resources and their sustainable use, including water, soil and biodiversity. His/her responsibilities will include the valuation of natural resources, the evaluation of temporal and sectoral tradeoffs in resource use, and the assessment of natural resource management research impacts. [more information]

Deadline: October 15th, 2009

Tags: employment, CGIAR

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

 

EMPLOYMENT: Senior Manager of ALINe (IDS)

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has been working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Keystone Accountability to design and plan an Agricultural Learning and Impact Network (ALINe).  ALINe seeks to transform evaluative thinking and practice in agriculture and aims to transform the wider field of agricultural impact planning and learning through the generation of knowledge and innovative practices. IDS is looking for a highly capable, inspiring and proven senior manager who will lead the ALINe team to deliver the project to an excellent standard, provide intellectual guidance to the team on monitoring and evaluation issues and be responsible for setting the strategic direction for ALINe going forward. [more information]

Deadline: September 21, 2009

Tags: employment

 

EMPLOYMENT: International Development Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Readers

The University of East Anglia’s School of International Development is investing in one or more of six research strengths: business, accountability, regulation and development; behavioural/experimental economics; climate and environmental change; health economics, social epidemiology and health policy; livelihoods, migration and social protection; and social identities, wellbeing and social justice. They aim to appoint top academics drawn from economists, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, and political and environmental scientists. [more information]

Deadline: October 12, 2009

Tags: employment

 

EVENT: Dialogue on Sustainable Forest Management

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) is hosting a Stakeholder Dialogue on 11th November 2009 in Paris, France, on the subject of “Exploring issues facing the forest sector: New global opportunities for forest certification?” The full-day event will bring together representatives from International Organizations & Companies, Associations, PEFC Members & National Representatives, and other interested parties to discuss priority issues in sustainable forest management. Participation is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. [more information]

Deadline for registration: September 30, 2009

Tags: events

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Scoping Study on Women’s Land Rights in South Asia (ILC)

International Land Coalition (ILC) members in Asia identified women’s access to and control over land as a key issue for collaboration in the region at their regional meeting in 2007. In order to start identifying concrete areas for collaboration, members agreed on the necessity of a scoping study on the status of women’s land rights in the South Asian sub-region (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). The scoping study is expected to be a major input to a planned ILC conference on women’s access to land in 2010. [more information]

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Tags: calls, SouthAsia

 

ONLINE RESOURCE: Global Tenders and Procurement Opportunities

dgMarket is an electronic marketplace for government procurement information such as tender notices, contract awards, and bidding documents.

With dgMarket, you can:

Take a look at their website.

Tags: online_resources

 

PUBLICATION: Adaptive Learning in Natural Resource Management

A recent paper in IDRC’s Rural Poverty and Environment Working Paper Series examines adaptive learning approaches to the management of natural resources. The abstract:

This paper explores different approaches to applied research in natural resource management that focus on adaptive learning as an element of the resource management challenge of continuous sustainable production. The research frameworks suggested by Adaptive Management (AM), social learning, and complex adaptive systems (resilience thinking) are considered. While AM typically emphasizes natural science and ecological systems, and social learning emphasizes human agency and interaction, resilience thinking addresses social-ecological systems as complex entities that behave in dynamic and cyclical fashion. All three frameworks offer insights into practices that support learning, adaptation, and sustainability. Some of the experience in the Canadian province of British Columbia is given in example. The emerging framework of adaptive co-management offers a promising approach to capturing relevant features of the other three. These four different conceptual approaches should not be seen as mutually exclusive alternatives but rather are characterized by overlapping features with different focal strengths. To date, experience with applying any of these frameworks in practice is limited and remains a big challenge. The conceptual frameworks considered here could underpin research into more effective adaptive learning in resource management.

The full paper is available here.

Tags: publications

Friday, September 11, 2009

 

ONLINE SURVEY: Agricultural Innovations for Sub-Saharan Africa

The Worldwatch Institute, an independent research organization, is collecting examples of agricultural innovations that farmers and others might consider using in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are inviting input from farmers, agricultural scientists, government officials, and non-profit organizations. Our goal is to draw attention to the sorts of innovations that may need additional financial or policy support. We will be sharing our findings with farmer organizations, development agencies, international funders, private foundations and agricultural research institutions, including the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers and National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) centers throughout Africa. And many of these innovations will be featured in the 2011 edition of State of the World, Worldwatch's annual book.

We are defining the term "innovation" broadly. In some cases it may mean farmers planting a new crop variety, using a new cropping system or returning to a traditional approach to pest control. In other cases, it may mean an innovative policy, like water pricing or farmer marketing cooperatives or farmer-managed seed banks. But no matter what the innovation, we are most interested in those that take environmental sustainability into consideration, while also helping to raise farmer income and increase food security. That is, innovations that nourish people as well as the planet.

You can contribute by taking their online survey.

Tags: Africa

Thursday, September 10, 2009

 

This Week’s Posts

Tags: contents, CAPRi

 

EMPLOYMENT: Senior Researcher - Forests and Climate Change (IIED)

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) seeks a Senior Researcher for the Forests Team in their Natural Resources Group. The post holder will drive the development and implementation of a programme of research and partnership building in several countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Vietnam and Brazil on forest-based climate strategies. In this, s/he will undertake work to better understand the impact of various possible REDD options on greenhouse gas emission reduction, poverty reduction and sustainable development. S/he will also participate in developing and running other initiatives aimed at better decision making for sustainable forest-linked local livelihoods. [more information]

Deadline: September 21, 2009

Tags: employment

 

EVENT: Mekong River Commission, Regional Stakeholder Forum

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) invites stakeholders from community representatives, national and regional civil society organizations, governmental agencies, private sectors in the Lower Mekong Basin and interested international networks to join the Basin Development Plan 2nd Regional Stakeholder Forum. The Forum will be held in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand on October 15-16, 2009, under the key theme “Unfolding Perspectives and Options for Sustainable Resource Development in the Mekong River Basin”.

Deadline for registration: September 21, 2009

[more information]

Tags: events, Asia

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Increasing African Participation in Adaptation Events

To increase regional capacity on climate change adaptation, the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) development program provides financial assistance to institutions that facilitate African attendance at relevant regional and international events. Applications are invited for small grants to support events taking place between 1 November 1st, 2009 and May 31st, 2010. [more information]

Deadline: September 15th, 2009

Tags: calls, Africa

 

EMPLOYMENT: Senior Researcher, ZEF (Center for Development Research)

“Analyzing socio-technical dynamics of irrigation water distribution and drainage management in Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan”

The aim of this Senior Researcher Position is to conduct a socio-technical analysis of irrigation and drainage management at the level of Water Users Associations (WUAs) and suggest innovations in irrigation and drainage management at WUA level in order to strengthen the restructuring towards integrated water resource management. [more information]

Deadline: September 20, 2009

Tags: employment, Asia

 

ONLINE RESOURCE: Free Access to JSTOR for African Academic and Nonprofit Institutions

JSTOR, the online archive for over 1000 of the top academic journals, offers free access to any academic or not-for-profit institution on the continent of Africa through its African Access Initiative. [more information]

(via Chris Blattman)

Tags: online_resources, Africa

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

 

PUBLICATIONS: Climate Change Adaptation in Africa and Virtual Property

Joto Afrika is a new series of printed briefings and online resources about adapting to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. The first issue (.pdf) summarizes research from around the continent and presents several case studies.

John W. Nelson has released a paper entitled, “The Virtual Property Problem: What property rights in virtual resources might look like, how they might work, and why they are a bad idea”. From the abstract:

‘Virtual property’ is a solution looking for a problem. Arguments justifying ‘virtual property’ lie among three common themes — Lockean labor theory, theft protection and deterrence, and market efficiency. This paper goes beyond those who advocate for or against the creation of ‘virtual property.’ First, Locke’s labor theory is dismissed as a justification. Then, two models of what property rights may look like when applied to virtual resources are created. These models are then applied to six different virtual world scenarios in order to see the effects of ‘virtual property.’ Finally, the failure of property rights to benefit the users, developers, and virtual resources of virtual worlds is explained.

Tags: publications, online_resources

 

EMPLOYMENT: Media & Public Outreach, The Global Forest Coalition (GFC)

The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled media and public outreach coordinator. GFC strives to reduce poverty amongst, and avoid impoverishment of, Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent peoples, by advocating the rights of these peoples as a basis for forest policy and addressing the direct and underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation. The Coalition supports the campaigns and projects of Indigenous Peoples' Organizations and environmental movements in over 40 different countries, and is actively involved in the Climate negotiations and other negotiation processes related to forests. The Amsterdam-based secretariat supports the work of our international focal points and GFC members. [more information]

Deadline, September 15th

Tags: employment

 

EMPLOYMENT: IDRC Internship Awards with Rural Poverty and Environment Program

Two internship positions are available in the Rural Poverty and Environment (RPE) Program. The interns will work with the team to further its multi-regional programming which involves strengthening institutions, policies and practices that enhance the food, water and income security of the rural poor living in fragile or degraded upland and coastal ecosystems. The ideal candidates should have an interest in rural livelihoods, sustainable development, and environmental governance and equity. One position will be based in Ottawa (focused on the Middle East), and the other will be based in IDRC’s Singapore office (focused on Southeast and East Asia). [more information]

Deadline: September 12, 2009

Tags: employment, MENA, Asia

Friday, September 04, 2009

 

EMPLOYMENT: Opportunities with Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is accepting applications for five new job posts at the WSSCC secretariat in Geneva. They include senior- and mid-level professional posts in the Networking/Knowledge Management and Advocacy/Communications departments, and mid-level posts in the Grants Management (Global Sanitation Fund) department.

Programme Manager, Networking & Knowledge Management Department (P5 Level). Under the general direction of the Executive Director, this senior-level post will provide strategic leadership and overall management of the Networking and Knowledge Management work and team.

Deadline: September 10, 2009 [more information]

Programme Manager, Advocacy & Communications Department (P5 Level). Under the general direction of the Executive Director, this senior-level post will provide strategic leadership and overall management of the Advocacy and Communications work and team.

Deadline: September 10, 2009 [more information]

Technical Officer, Networking & Knowledge Management Department (P2 Level). This post works with monitoring and reporting on the various national, regional and thematic networks operating with support of the Networking and Knowledge Management team, and in programme development and knowledge management.

Deadline: September 11, 2009 [more information]

Programme Officer, Grants Management Department (P3 Level). The post will manage sanitation and hygiene grants to country programmes while taking special responsibility for maintaining Global Sanitation Fund alignment with best practice in sanitation and hygiene.

Deadline: September 18, 2009 [more information]

Programme Officer, Grants Management Department (P3 Level). The post will manage sanitation and hygiene grants to country programmes while taking special responsibility for the Global Sanitation Fund monitoring and learning agenda.

Deadline: September 18, 2009 [more information]

Tags: employment

 

EMPLOYEMENT: Project Coordinator in Nepal (ICIMOD/REDD)

The Reducing Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks a project coordinator to engage civil society organizations, national and local partners, and other stakeholders in Nepal in a consultative process to design and set up a governance and payment mechanism for Nepal’s Community Forest Management. [more information]

Deadline: September 7, 2009

Tags: employment, Asia

Thursday, September 03, 2009

 

EMPLOYMENT: Program Coordinator for Asia (RRI)

The Program Coordinator for Asia is responsible for ensuring the smooth and effective implementation of Rights and Resources Initiative projects in the Asia region, in collaboration with the Regional Facilitator who is based in the Region. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for contributing to the global activities and outreach of the Initiative. These responsibilities require effective and proactive decision-making to ensure that the activities in the Asia region do not deviate from the goals and vision agreed to by the RRI regional team. [more information]

Deadline: open

Tags: employment, Asia

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Empowerment of Rural Women (ILC)

The International Land Coalition (ILC) is launching a call for proposals for community-based activities promoting the legal empowerment of rural women. The legal empowerment of rural women is defined as an ability of women to use legal and administrative processes and structures to gain or maintain land rights and to benefit from related opportunities. A small number of grants for pilot activities will be awarded with a focus on innovation, good practices, sustainable impacts on the land rights of women, and lessons learnt to be widely shared. [more information]

Deadline: September 18, 2009

Tags: calls

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

 

THIS WEEK’S POSTS

Tags: content, CAPRi

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

 

NEWS: 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry

The 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry took place last week in Nairobi, Kenya, featuring a number of interesting speakers and sessions. Much of the material presented is available on the Congress’s official blog, where you will also find summaries of many presentations and links to news items related to the Congress.

Tags: news, events, Africa, CGIAR

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Legal Empowerment and Customary Law (IDLO & VVI)

The International Law and Development Organisation (IDLO) and the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development, of Leiden University (VVI), are seeking submissions for an edited volume on the links between customary legal systems and legal empowerment, particularly on how engagement with customary legal systems may promote legal empowerment. [more information]

Deadline for abstracts: September 15th, 2009

Tags: calls

 

EMPLOYEMENT: LAND ADMINISTRATION & MARKET DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (ARD, Inc.)

ARD, Inc. has become a leader in the Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) practice area for the United States Government. Its LTPR work includes land policy, land tenure (legal) reform, conflict and dispute resolution, and broadening land access including land market development, land reform and resettlement, land administration, land use planning and natural resource property rights and governance. Gender and issues related to vulnerable populations cross-cut the sector. ARD, Inc. has an immediate opening for a mid-level Associate in Land Administration and Market Development at its Burlington, Vermont Corporate Headquarters to support its work in the area of land tenure and economic (agricultural) growth, commercialization, investment, land market development, municipal development, and growth in business services. [more information]

Deadline: open, currently accepting applications

Tags: employment