Wednesday, August 31, 2011
This Week’s Posts
EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI/CCAFS Program Coordinator. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Program Coordinator for its Environment and Production Technology Division to support the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Theme Leader. Deadline: September 26, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: ICRAF Policy and Impact Scientist, West and Central Africa. The position is based in Bamako, Mali, and will require frequent travel within the region, including Guinea, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Niger and Burkina Faso. Deadline: September 30, 2011
EMPLOYMENT: CIAT Researcher in Bioinformatics. The researcher will be part of a multidisciplinary team working on genetic improvement of beans, cassava, forage grass species and rice. Deadline: September 30, 2011
FELLOWSHIP: Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute. The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. Deadline: November 1, 2011
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ESRC-DFID Joint Scheme for Research on International Development (Poverty Alleviation). The purpose of the scheme is to provide a more robust conceptual and empirical basis for development, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Deadline: September 27, 2011
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: On-the-Job Research Capacity Building for Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries (OJCB). UNU-ISP will support the capacity building programme planned and implemented by leading scientists, which mainly consists of on-the-Job training (OJT) for capacity building for young researchers in developing countries. Deadline: October 10, 2011
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Sustainability: Enabling a Transdisciplinary Approach. The papers may pursue (inter-)disciplinary perspectives such as management, governance, communication, ecology, environmental chemistry or sustainable infrastructures. Deadline: October 31, 2011
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Equator Prize 2012. The Equator Prize 2012 will recognize 25 outstanding local initiatives that are working to advance sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Deadline: October 31, 2011
PUBLICATIONS: New Publications from the Global Water Partnership. Two recent papers on “Social Equity and Integrated Water Resources Management” and “Towards Integrated Urban Water Management.”
PUBLICATION: Community managed forests and forest protected areas. A new paper offers an assessment of the relative conservation effectiveness of community managed forests and forest protected areas across the tropics.
ONLINE RESOURCE: Focus on Africa: Land Tenure and Property Rights. A website developed by World Resources Institute and Landesa is an online educational tool that presents lessons learned on various aspects of land tenure and property rights in Africa.