Friday, October 01, 2010


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Half-Time Consultancy as a Gender Resource Specialist (RDI). The Rural Development Institute is accepting expressions of interest for a half-time consultancy as a Gender Resource Specialist on a USAID-funded, oneyear project in Nakuru and the Mau Forest region of Kenya. Deadline: October 7, 2010

EMPLOYMENT: PhD Researchers in “Grounding Land Governance”. The African Studies Centre in Leiden has vacancies for 3 PhD researchers in the “Grounding Land Governance” programme. Deadline: October 10, 2010

EMPLOYMENT: IFAD Country Programme Manager. IFAD’s West and Central Africa (WCA) Division is currently recruiting 3 Country Programme Managers, based in Rome or West/Central Africa with the responsibility for managing the country programme(s) as assigned by the Director. Deadline: October 23, 2010

FELLOWSHIPS: Sustainability Science Program at Harvard’s Center for International Development. The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Center for International Development invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the University's academic year beginning in September 2011. Deadline: December 1, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development. The journal seeks to publish high quality articles on immovable cultural heritage and its role in sustainable development, as well as the sustainable development of immovable cultural heritage.

TRAINING: Design & Management of Interactive Learning in Rural Innovation. International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) offers a 3-week course focusing on enhancing the competencies to trigger, facilitate, and coach experiential, interactive learning in rural innovation. Deadline: November 1, 2010

EVENT: IASC 2011 - Sustaining Commons: Sustaining our Future. Registration is now open for the 13th Biennial conference of the International Association for Study of the Commons: IASC 2011 - Sustaining Commons: Sustaining our Future. The event will take place in Hyderabad, India, 10-14 January, 2011. Deadline: October 15, 2010

PUBLICATIONS: Journal of Peasant Studies Special Issue on The Politics of Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change. The Journal of Peasant Studies Special Issue on the Politics of Biofuels, Land, and Agrarian Change is available for FREE download for a limited time. The issue addresses key questions on biofuels within agrarian political economy, political sociology and political ecology.

PUBLICATION: Sustainable Juruti: A Proposed Model for Mining and Local Development. Recent paper presented at the 6th. Brazilian Mining Congress proposes a model to promote an agenda of sustainability with regard to the installation of an Alcoa Bauxite Mine.

ONLINE RESOURCE: AidData for Tracking Development Finance. AidData attempts to capture the universe of development finance and foreign aid, increase the value of data by providing more descriptive information about development activities, provide data in an accessible format, and strengthen efforts to improve donor and recipient strategic planning and coordination.

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