Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Research Fellow with IDDRI’s CapAdapt Project (Paris). The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), an independent policy research institute based at Sciences Po (Institute for Political Studies) in Paris, is seeking an outstanding candidate for a position of Research Fellow within the context of the CapAdapt project. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: ICIMOD Lead Atmosphere Scientist and Coordinator. The Lead Scientist will spearhead the programme and coordinate it in the regional member countries in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas and with global networks. Deadline: December 5, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: Research Fellow Partnership Program (RFPP), ETH-Zurich. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich is offering doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships in agriculture, forestry, and natural resources related to development to Swiss residents under age 36 and citizens of developing and transition countries through age 40. Deadline: December 31, 2011

FUNDING: Orskov Foundation Grants for Students & Communities. Grants to support individual students and community projects related to agricultural education. Deadline: December 31, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology. The conference aims at maximizing interactions among scientists of all disciplines and backgrounds who are interested in tropical biogeography and biodiversity. Deadline: November 30, 2011

CALL FOR INPUT: Governance and economic incentives for reducing the contribution of tropical deforestation to climate change. Experts on governance and forests invite you to participate in a study led by Australian National University on deforestation, decentralization and forest governance. Deadline: December 11, 2011

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2012 Tech4Dev International Conference. The conference will look at how science and technologies can support both sustainable development in developing and emerging countries and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as defined by the United Nations in 2000. Deadline: December 15, 2011

PUBLICATION: Rights to Resources in Crisis: Reviewing the Fate of Customary Tenure in Africa. A five brief series analyzes the roots of African land tenure systems, recent policy trends, and the phenomenon of large scale land acquisitions.

PUBLICATION: World Agroforestry Center’s Review of guidelines and manuals for value chain analysis for agricultural and forest products. A review of 32 value chain analysis manuals concerning agriculture and forestry aiming to help users identify which manuals which will be most applicable for their specific needs and circumstances.

PUBLICATION: Women and Land: Securing Rights for Better Lives. A new IDRC publication by Debbie Budlender and Eileen Alma is available online.

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