Sunday, May 15, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Statistician, Greenhouse Gas Assessment Framework. The full title of the position is Statistician (Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Assessment Framework for emissions and mitigation potentials in agriculture, forestry and fisheries). The incumbent will undertake the gathering, standardization, compilation and analysis of the data and information provided from member states and partners and oversee the upload of the data and information onto the central data portal. Deadline: May 18, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: DFID Senior Research Fellows. DFID is seeking to recruit leading scientists, academics and researchers in various fields of the natural and social sciences to serve as Senior Research Fellows to undertake specific tasks to be agreed in the design and execution of research programmes. Deadline: May 20, 2011

SCHOLARSHIP: Forestry Scholarship at Bangor University. Ten fully-funded scholarship grants are available for an MSc in Forestry by distance learning. The scholarships are worth £12,000 to cover tuition fees plus a £2,000 bursary to enable scholars to attend a study tour which will be held overseas in July/August. Deadline: May 31, 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DFID-ESRC Growth Programme. The DFID/ESRC Growth Programme will fund world class scientific research on issues relating to inclusive economic growth in Low Income Countries (LICs), with high potential for impact on policy and practice. Deadline: May 26, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: LACEA and LAMES meetings in Santiago, Chile. The 2011 Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society (LAMES) meetings will take place in Santiago, Chile, from November 10th to12th, 2011. Deadline: June 1, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: UNU-INRA International Conference on Sustainable Development of Natural Resources in Africa. This four-day bilingual (French/English) conference will be held on 5 - 8 December 2011, Accra, Ghana. It will focus on evolving approaches, tools, methods and principles addressing the challenges associated with increasing natural resource use and sustainable development in Africa. Deadline: July 31, 2011

TRAINING: CSDi Program on Integrated DRR, Community Based Adaptation and Rural Development. CSDi is announcing the May launch of a diploma program of online field courses integrating community-based adaptation to climate change, disaster risk reduction, and rural development.

ONLINE DISCUSSION: Linking Gender, Poverty, and Environment. The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) would like to invite you to participate in an online discussion titled Linking Gender, Poverty, and Environment to Promote Sustainable Development, that will run from May 2 through June 14, 2011

ONLINE RESOURCE: Updated Bibliographies on Biofuels, Land Rights in Africa & Global Land Grabbing. Ahead of the recent International Conference on Global Land Grabbing, several helpful bibliographies related to biofuels, land rights in Africa, and global land grabbing were prepared.

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