Thursday, January 05, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Agricultural Economist—South Asia. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks a highly qualified agricultural economist to join an international team of scientists working on improving the livelihoods of farmers and the poor in the developing world. Deadline: January 15, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: ICIMOD Senior Livelihood Specialist and Programme Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading ICIMOD’s overall SLPR programme in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas (HKH) region, assuring the quality, integration, planning, and implementation of ICIMOD activities in the regional member countries. Deadline: January 21, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Vacancies at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). IWMI is accepting applications for the positions of Deputy Director General (Research)and Senior Program Manager. Both positions are based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Deadline: January 31, 2012

FELLOWSHIP: Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP). Borlaug LEAP is a fellowship program to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines as defined by Title XII. Deadline: February 3, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: International Water Law Scholarship Programme. The Global Water Partnership and partners are looking to build on their successful 2011 International Water Law Programme, and offer scholarships for 30 participants to undertake a module in International Water Law, in Dundee 11-29 June 2012. Deadline: February 3, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: European Commission (EC) -- Strengthening Participation for Governance in Food Security. The EC invites proposals to strengthen the capacity of farmers, pastoralists, fishermen, and other food producers to be able to engage in decision-making with public authorities and development partners. Deadline: February 7, 2012

TRAINING: Course on Economics of Environmental Regime Shifts. A short course on the Economics of Environmental Regime Shifts will be held in conjunction with the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 2012 conference. Deadline: February 1, 2012

ONLINE RESOURCE: AU-ECA-AfDB Land Policy Initiative. The recently launched website makes available a great deal of information about LPI including ongoing activities, announcements about news and events, publications, and databases.

PUBLICATION: Outcomes of post-2000 Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe (JPS). The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) has announced the release of their special issue on the Outcomes of post-2000 Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe.

PUBLICATION: Environmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa. A new UNU-WIDER Working Paper by Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Markus Goldstein.

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