Thursday, March 10, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: IIRR African Regional Director. The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction is recruiting an African Regional Director to provide overall leadership and supervision in the planning and implementation of the Institute’s strategy and its rural development programs and operations in Africa. Deadline: March 18, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy Initiative. The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI), undertaken in collaboration with The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Deadline: April 1, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: 2011 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow. The program serves visionary change agents who are incubating high-potential solutions to pressing national, regional and global challenges. Deadline: March 31, 2011

AWARD: Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Foundation presents the Awards for Social Entrepreneurship to a small number of social entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s most pressing problems. Deadline: April 27, 2011

SCHOLARSHIP: MSc in Climate Change and Development at IDS/Sussex. A full scholarship funded through the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme is available for applicants to the MSc in Climate Change and Development programme at University of Sussex/Institute for Development Studies, UK for entry October 2011. Deadline: May 1, 2011

SCHOLARSHIPS: SEARCA Scholarships 2012-2013 for Master and PhD in Agriculture. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields for the academic year 2012-2013. Deadline: July 30, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Indigenous Peoples, Marginalized Populations and Climate Change. The aim of the workshops is to identify, compile and analyse relevant indigenous and local observations, knowledge and practices related to understanding climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation. Deadline: March 18, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Living Realities of Legal Pluralism' – Deadline Extended. The jubilee congress of the Commission on Legal Pluralism, entitled 'Living Realities of Legal Pluralism' will take place 8-11 September 2011 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Deadline: April 1, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: EUDN PhD Workshop on Development Economics. The workshop aims at giving PhD students in Development Economics an opportunity to present papers in an informal environment, as well as to exchange the results of recent and ongoing research in different fields of development economics. Deadline: April 1, 2011.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Double Bladed Axe, A New Forestry Film Web Page. A new web page provides information on and access to the 2 films and accompanying educational materials based on stories addressing obstacles to the making and implementation of fair forest management policies.

REQUEST FOR INPUT: Gendered Farming Systems in Africa. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) request your help in their ongoing effort to underte a gender mapping of agriculture in Africa in order to better understand how to best target small-scale water management strategies to farmers. Deadline: April 1, 2011

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