Monday, October 25, 2010


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Post-doc/Senior researcher: Water, Inequality and Social Mobilisation in the Crossroads Asia region. This research component undertakes comparative research on irrigation in the Crossroads region, ranging from the Amu Darya basin and Ferghana Valley in Central Asia to the mountain areas of North Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, to the Sindh/Punjab/Haryana border region of India and Pakistan. Deadline: November 5, 2010

FELLOWSHIP: Asia-Pacific Human Development Fellowships. There are two types of Fellowships to apply for - Media or Academic - to support building of HD capacity among nationals from programme countries. Deadline: November 30, 2010

FELLOWSHIP: Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship (1 Placement with CAPRi). The mission of the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is to develop leaders committed to finding innovative and lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide. One of the placements in the next class of Leland Fellows will work closely with CAPRi on a project to examine the impacts of payment for environmental services (PES) programs on women, poor farmers, and pastoralists in East Africa. Deadline: January 7, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Environmental Governance for Social Justice: Lessons Across Natural Resource Sectors in Southern Africa. Contributions are invited towards a book entitled Environmental Governance for Social Justice: Lessons Across Natural Resource Sectors in Southern Africa.  Deadline: November 15, 2010

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ICARUS II: Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Marginal Peoples and Environments. The ICARUS II Conference on Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation: Marginal Peoples and Environments will take place on May 5 - 8, 2011 at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. In recent years there have been many calls for greater social science engagement in climate research. ICARUS responds to these calls. Deadline: November 22, 2010

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Doctoral Research in Agricultural Transformation by Innovation. The call for applications for doctoral research under the AgTraIn (Agricultural Transformation by Innovation) programme has opened. Several of this year’s research topics are relevant to CAPRi. Deadline: November 22, 2010

CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: Adapting to Climate Change in Vulnerable Coastal Communities (IDRC). IDRC is seeking ideas for a limited number of research grants of up to CA$500,000. Projects should not exceed three years in duration. The Call is designed to support researchers from developing country institutions to find adaptive solutions to the water related impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities living in coastal areas. Deadline: December 1, 2010

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security Summer Academy. UNU-EHS and the Munich Re Foundation announce the sixth annual Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability with the topic "Climate Change and Fragile States: Rethinking Adaptation". Deadline: January 15, 2011

EVENT: Agknowledge Africa Knowledge Share Fair - Focus on Farmers. The International Land Coalition (ILC) has made their discussions from last week’s Agknowledge Africa Knowledge Share Fare event in Addis Ababa available online.

PUBLICATION: IFPRI 2010 Global Hunger Index. IFPRI has released its 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI), The challenge of hunger: Focus on the crisis of child undernutrition.

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