Thursday, June 23, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: World Bank Environmental Economist, Climate Change (Vietnam). The internationally recruited Sr. Environmental Specialist will have primary responsibility for the management and technical supervision of all the VNCLIP activities. The candidate would particularly be expected to take a strong leadership role on the low carbon growth component, and also be responsible for reporting to the Bank and donor on progress with VNVLIP implementation. Deadline: June 30, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: IFC Senior Water Specialist. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, is hiring a Senior Water Specialist. Deadline: July 17, 2011

FELLOWSHIPS: ICRAF Women’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. In an effort to further the balance of Gender Diversity among the scientists, the World Agroforestry Centre is announcing the second round of the Women’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme. Deadline: July 31, 2011

SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP: IDRC Research Awards. These awards focus on research carried out in one or more developing countries. Most research awards positions are for 12 months and are based at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada. A few take place in one of IDRC’s six regional offices. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC's research priorities. Deadline: September 12, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Land policies in East Africa: Technological Innovations, Administration and Patrimonial stakes. Makerere University’s College of Business and Management Sciences (COBAMS) and Center for Population and Applied Statistics (CPAS) are hosting an international conference on “Land policies in East Africa: Technological Innovations, Administration and Patrimonial stakes” on November 3rd and 4th, 2011, in Kampala, Uganda. Deadline: June 30, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Groundwater Resources Management: Adaption Measures to Water Scarcity. The Second UNESCO UC Irvine Groundwater Conference will take place from 30 November to 3 December 2011, in Irvine, California, USA. Deadline for abstracts: September 1, 2011

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: USAID Public-Private Partnerships. USAID invites interest from prospective partner organizations to form innovative Global Development Alliances that contribute in a significant manner to achievement of results for USAID‘s key initiatives while also contributing to the key interests of private-sector partners. Deadline: September 30, 2011

PUBLICATION: Federal Constitutions: The Keystone of Nested Commons Governance. A forthcoming article in the Alabama Law Review focuses on how constitutions in federal systems of government have the potential to entrench a natural capital commons across local, national, and global scales, affecting everything from local land use and forest management policies to international climate change negotiations.

PUBLICATIONS: Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa. The Oakland Institute has published a new series of investigative reports on land deals in seven African countries: Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zambia.

PUBLICATION: FAO/World Bank Framework for Assessing and Monitoring Forest Governance. FAO and the World Bank have unveiled a new guidance framework which can help countries assess the governance of their forest resources.

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