Thursday, March 24, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Deputy Director General, Research (Bioversity International). The successful incumbent will provide overall leadership in setting the strategic direction and priorities of Bioversity’s research and for ensuring the seamless and synergistic implementation of the organization’s research programme on agricultural biodiversity and the use and conservation of genetic resources. Deadline: April 8, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: The Nature Conservancy Global Strategy Director, Agriculture. The Director will lead the Conservancy’s organization-wide efforts to ensure that global efforts to achieve food security are pursued in a manner that safeguards biodiversity and ecosystem services. Deadline: April 15, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: Rotary Peace Fellowship. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. Deadline: July 1, 2011

AWARDS: IDRC Doctoral Research Awards. IDRC offers these awards twice a year in April and November to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Deadline: April 1, 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sumernet-CDKN Pilot South East Asian Research Call for Concept Notes. This call is open to researchers  from Southeast Asian countries, and requires partnership between two or more countries in the region, with strong links with policy-makers in-country. Deadline: April 7, 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Biodiversity and local knowledge. As part of its mandate to promote biodiversity and local skills, the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès is focusing on how the knowledge and expertise involved in local agriculture can help preserve and maintain biodiversity. Deadline: April 15, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on Climate Change & Social Issues. An international Conference on Climate Change & Social Issues will take place in December, 2011. The theme of this conference highlights social issues of climate change, such as the impacts on communities including equity/ethical issues and gender inequality. Deadline: May 31, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Traditional Knowledge, Spirituality and Lands. A call from the International Indigenous Policy Journal. Deadline: March 31, 2011

CONTEST: The World Bank Water Wikipedia writing contest. The contest is an effort by the World Bank to engage with universities for its Wikipedia Pilot Project. Deadline: May 13, 2011

PRESENTATIONS: 5 Perspectives on Forests and Rural Livelihoods. An interesting summary of perspectives from the Directors General of CIFOR and ICRAF as well as several IFAD staff.

PUBLICATION: Water Management: Communities rise to the challenge of providing clean water. A new brief from IDRC.

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