Monday, November 01, 2010


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Post-Doctoral Position on Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development, University of Hohenheim. The goal of this newly established research program is to make the team internationally recognized in research on governance in agricultural development, focusing on the social, institutional and political dimensions of agriculture in developing countries. Deadline: December 15, 2010

EMPLOYMENT: Visiting Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow for a one-year, fixed term, exempt appointment for its Development Strategy and Governance Division. Deadline: December 21, 2010

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DFID’s Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF). The GPAF will be a demand-led fund supporting projects focused on service delivery in support of poverty reduction and the most off-track Millennium Development Goals in poor countries. Deadline: December 14, 2010

CALL FOR RESEARCH PRE-PROPOSALS: Economics of Environmental Changes, SANDEE Research Competition. SANDEE invites research pre-proposals on the economics of climate change, urban environmental management and other relevant environmental issues in South Asia. Deadline: December 15, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS & PANEL PROPOSALS: People and the Sea VI - Bridging Science and Policy for Sustainable Coasts and Seas. ‘Bridging science and policy’, the central theme of the 6th MARE People and the Sea conference, addresses how science can better connect with policy to support progress towards sustainable coasts. Deadline: January 15, 2011

TRAINING: Facilitation: Basics for leading meetings. A 2-day training course in Berlin on November 25-26 teaches the basics for leading meetings.

EVENT: ILRI Workshop on Gender & Market-Oriented Agriculture: Research to practice. An ILRI workshop on Gender and Market-oriented Agriculture is scheduled from January 31st to February 2nd in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Deadline: November 15, 2010

PUBLICATION: Natural Resource Management: The Impact of Gender and Social Issues (IDRC). This book reveals how innovation in natural resource management can contribute to rural poverty reduction. Drawing from research throughout eastern and southern Africa, the contributing authors present a synthesis of lesson from both policy and practice.

PUBLICATION: Democratising agricultural research for food sovereignty in West Africa (IIED). This multimedia book reports on an initiative in West Africa that seeks to create safe spaces in which food providers and consumers can discuss how to build an agri-food research system that is democratic and accountable to wider society.



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