Thursday, March 03, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Senior Policy Officer (Livestock-Environment). The incumbent will be responsible for the livestock-environment programme and the formulation of related strategies. Deadline: March 17, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Senior Research Fellow/Agriculture Extension (Ethiopia). IFPRI seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Senior Research Fellow/Agricultural Extension and Research Program in its Development, Strategy and Governance Division in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Deadline: March 22, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT GIS Expert/Crop Modeler – Associate Scientist or Scientist. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is looking for a crop modeler/GIS expert to join their international team of scientists working on improving the livelihoods of maize and wheat farmers in the developing world. Deadline: March 25, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Opportunities at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). IWMI is accepting applications for the positions of Asia Director and Researcher – Economics or Social Sciences. Deadline: March 31, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: Meridian Fellowship. The Meridian Institute Fellowship is a one to two year placement in Meridian’s Colorado or Washington, DC office that provides the opportunity to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. Deadline: March 25, 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: the 2011 ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award. The Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development is given annually to young scientists or researchers, based in the Asia-Pacific region, who have made significant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development. Deadline: April 30, 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Lindbergh Foundation Grants. Grants are available for research and education in agriculture, conservation of natural resources, waste minimization, etc. Citizens of all countries are eligible to apply. Deadline: June 9, 2011

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: BBVA Foundation -- Awards in Frontiers of Knowledge 2011. The awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. Deadline: June 30, 2011

PUBLICATION: ActionAid Report: Understanding Climate Change from Below, Addressing Barriers from Above. ActionAid has released a report that discusses the natural calamities that are interfering with development at the community level.

PUBLICATION: An Africa-focused Natural Resources Management Textbook. This book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically.

VIDEO: Two Degrees Up: climate change photofilms. The Two Degrees Up photofilms mark the recent launch of the CGIAR’s research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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