Friday, July 22, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Vacancies in IFAD’s Office of Strategy Knowledge Management (SKM). IFAD is accepting applications for a Research Officer and a Junior Research Officer in its Office of the Strategy Knowledge Management. Deadline: July 27, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Social Science Research Council Program Director - Peacebuilding Research. The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) seeks to hire a senior social scientist with strong knowledge of the field of peacebuilding research, broadly understood. This should include both a strong background in research as well as knowledge of the work of practitioners, UN agencies, NGOs, and others in the field. Deadline: August 31, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Program Director (Deputy Director General level). The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is seeking a dynamic scientist to head a new research program, which will involve collaboration across CGIAR Centers and external partners. The successful applicant will be appointed at Deputy Director General level of IWMI. Deadline: September 9, 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Final Call for Chapters for Springer Book on Sustainability. This book will call for contributions of innovative concepts, theories and models, design methods and animation tools, and case studies and experience sharing in mechanism design to drive better decision makings with practical relevance to sustainable development. Deadline: August 1, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: Young People, Farming & Food: The Future of the Agrifood Sector in Africa. Co-organized and hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium and the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), the international conference on Young People, Farming & Food: The Future of the Agrifood Sector in Africa’ will be held on 19-21 March 2012 in Accra Ghana. Deadline: August 31, 2011

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Trust Fund on Indigenous Issues Small Grants Program. The Fund will give priority to projects concerning the main areas of culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development. Deadline: October 1, 2011

FUNDING: Smithsonian Center for Tropical Forests Science Grants Program. The program invites applications for forest research from senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Social scientists and natural scientists are encouraged to apply. Deadline: October 1, 2011

REQUEST FOR INPUT: Potential of Agricultural Technologies. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is currently conducting a project entitled "How to achieve food security in a world of growing scarcity: role of technology development strategies” and seeks input from individuals who are knowledgeable about technologies for producing wheat, maize and rice. By participating in the survey you will earn a chance to win a free iPad. Deadline: August 15, 2011

ONLINE RESOURCE: Earth Systems Governance Project. The Earth System Governance Project has launched an initiative on international environmental governance (IEG) and the institutional framework for sustainable development (IFSD) that aims at contributing to the process leading to the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

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