Friday, August 05, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Gender Equality Expert, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). FARA is seeking to recruit a gender equality expert to provide technical support, lead and facilitate the process of gender equality mainstreaming at the FARA Secretariat and among its constituents as well as within FARA programmes. Deadline: August 19, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Opportunities with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF). ICRAF is accepting applications for the positions of Senior Economist (Bogor, Indonesia) and Drylands Agroforestry Scientist (Nairobi, Kenya). Deadline: August 31, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Project Manager Mangrove Capital. Wetlands International is seeking an experienced and innovative Project Manager for Mangrove Capital, an exciting new partnership initiative on mangrove conservation, focusing initially in Indonesia but with relevance to the whole tropics. Deadline: September 7, 2011

EMPLOYMENT: Junior Professor for Rural Sociology, University of Hohenheim. The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a Junior Professor for “Rural Sociology” at the Institute of Social Sciences in the Agricultural Sector. Deadline: September 30, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. CODESRIA announces the 2011 session of its Advanced Research Fellowship Programme and to invite interested scholars based in African universities or research centres to submit applications for consideration for an award. Deadline: August 15, 2011

CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: Understanding the Social and Economic Impacts of Environmental Policies (SANDEE). This call seeks to support research on policies to improve environmental quality. Low carbon growth policies are of particular interest, but concept notes can cover a range of environmental problems. Deadline: August 31, 2011

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: “Water for Life” UN-Water Best Practices Award. The purpose of the Award is to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015 through recognition of outstanding best practices. Deadline: September 30, 2011

PUBLICATION: Safeguarding Food Security in Volatile Global Markets. A new publication from FAO collates the latest thinking on the potential for achieving food security in volatile global markets. Much rests on the concept of "global governance" - building consensus on optimal policy choice and enhancing policy coordination.

PUBLICATION: Markets and Rural Poverty: Upgrading in Value Chains. A new Earthscan/IDRC publication explores the place of poor people within a rich variety of value chains, focusing upon lagging, rural regions in Africa and Asia, and how they can “upgrade” within such chains.

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