Thursday, June 09, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Director, CIAT Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Research Area. The goal of TSBF is to contribute to human welfare and environmental conservation in the tropics by developing adoptable and suitable soil management practices that integrate the biological, chemical and socioeconomic processes that regulate soil fertility and optimize the use of organic and inorganic resources. Deadline: June 30, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: OWSDW Postgraduate Fellowship for Women Scientists. The OWSDW Fellowship supports female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a PhD at centers of excellence in developing countries. Deadline: July 31, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability in Greater Mekong Subregion. The GMS conference on this theme will be held on 15-16 November, 2011. Deadline: Deadline: June 30, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: CPWF’s Third International Forum on Water and Food. The forum will be an opportunity to expose, further explore and debate the experimental nature of the innovation research-for-development approach adopted by CPWF, making it increasingly accessible for adaptation and replication. Deadline: July 15, 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: African-European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development. PAEPARD supports the establishment of innovative partnerships of African and European stakeholders that engage in agricultural innovation and collaborative research to address shared challenges and opportunities of the partners involved. Deadline: July 15, 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: BMZ Small Grants for International Agricultural Research. The Small Grants Program aims to fund innovative projects with high potential for development impact, promote the development of new research partnerships, and provide German agricultural research institutions with funding to initiate cooperation. Deadline: August 31, 2011

TRAINING: Net-Map Level 1 Certification Course in Washington, DC. Net-Map is a method that helps identify stakeholders, their formal and informal links, their goals and influence and is very powerful in examining the structural reasons for success and failure of collective action and in getting an in-depth understanding of the context in which this is happening.

PUBLICATION: Enclosure of the commons. A recent edition of AGENDA was published in collaboration with India Infochange and focuses on detailing how market forces, infrastructure development and archaic rules of land acquisition are squeezing the poor off the lands, forests,waters and coasts on which their survival and identities depend.

PUBLICATION: Writeshops: A tool for packaging and sharing field-based experiences. IIRR has released a three-volume publication on various ways to use writeshops to capture experiences and translate them into a form that others can understand.

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