Friday, October 08, 2010


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow. IFPRI seeks a qualified Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow to lead the Institute’s research program on “Governance for Agriculture and Rural Development”. Deadline: October 30, 2010

EMPLOYMENT: Associate Researcher, Governance and Capacity Group, IGES. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies  is a research institute that conducts pragmatic and innovative strategic policy research to support sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. Deadline: October 31, 2010

EMPLOYMENT: Assistant Professor in Legal Anthropology, McGill University. McGill University, Department of Anthropology seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in legal anthropology with a strong research and publication record based on ethnographic field research. Deadline: November 15, 2010

EMPLOYMENT: Agricultural Economist Opportunities with CIMMYT. CIMMYT seek agricultural economists to join their international team of scientists who work to improve the livelihoods of maize and wheat farmers in the developing world. Positions are based in Mexico, South Asia, and Ethiopia. Deadline: November 15, 2010

FELLOWSHIP: Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS). Approximately 10 fellowships (up to $1,000 each) will be provided to select graduate students, postdoctoral associates, junior faculty members, and other junior researchers around the world to defray expenses associated with attending the meeting. Deadline: October 25, 2010

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. Deadline: November 29, 2010

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Scaling-up Rural Innovation Programme (IDRC). Eligible institutions are research institutes, public and private universities, academic institutions, non-governmental development agencies, private organizations and local associations involved in rural development processes in Latin America. Deadline: November 1, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: South-South Cooperation, India, Africa and Food Security: Between the Summits. Papers that will explore key areas related to Indian engagement in African agricultural and related sectors are invited. Deadline: October 15, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: Water Alternatives Special Issue on Policies, Politics & Realities of Small Irrigation Dams in the Rural South. The focus of this special issue of Water Alternatives is on small scale dams for multiple uses -including irrigation- that assume or involve some kind of communal management by a group of individuals or a local organization. Deadline: November 15, 2010

PUBLICATION: Opportunities and challenges of community-based rural drinking water supplies. A new IFPRI discussion paper analyzes water and sanitation committees in Ghana.

ONLINE RESOURCES: Perceptions of Long-Term Risk and Environmental Decision-Making. A paper and humorous video illustrating some patterns of environmental decision-making that lead people to overlook warnings about potential environmental dangers.

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