Thursday, January 19, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Program Leader for the WordFish-CGIAR Research Program More Meat, Milk and Fish by and for the Poor. WorldFish is seeking a scientist and leader with experience in science management to lead their contribution to this CGIAR Research Program. Deadline: January 31, 2012

FELLOWSHIP: Future Agricultures Consortium’s Early Career Fellowship Programme. The ECFP is available to early career professionals working in Africa and the UK. Both full-time and part-time appointments are available and all fellowships will include mentorship support from a senior FAC researcher affiliated with a FAC partner institution. Deadline: February 17, 2012

FELLOWSHIP: UNU Institute of Advanced Studies. The UNU Institute of Advanced Studies offers Ph.D. and Postdoctoral fellowships to provide young scholars and policymakers — especially those from the developing world — a multidisciplinary context within which to pursue advanced research and training that is of professional interest to the successful applicant and of direct relevance to the research agenda of UNU. Deadline: February 29, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: International Center for Excellence in Water Resource Management (Australia). ICE WaRM offers a scholarship programme to attract high quality international students to education and training in water resources management, delivered by ICE WaRM partner institutions. Deadline: February 24, 2012

FUNDING: USAID Grants on Innovations in Gender Equality (IGE) to Promote Household Food Security. The purpose of this effort is to pilot and collect evidence of impact from innovative and bold interventions that increase women’s leadership in the agriculture sector, improve women’s access to and utilization of technology to increase agricultural productivity, increase labor saving technologies, strengthen gender equality in land, credit and other policies, and enhance nutritional outcomes for women and children. Deadline: April 6, 2012

TRAINING: Landesa’s Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. The program will boost visiting professionals’ capacity to effectively strengthen women’s land rights, foster motivation and ability to actively participate in this network, and reinforce the commitment to working on women’s land rights. Deadline: February 29, 2012

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm calls for abstracts and event proposals. Water Week 2012 will explore global “Water and Food Security”, taking a closer look at the political, social and scientific implications of increasing inequalities, growing demands and climate change on food production and water efficiency. Deadline: February 15, 2012

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: ICARUS III: “Scales, Frameworks and Metrics”. The third ICARUS meeting to be held at Columbia University from Thursday May 17 through Sunday May 20, 2012. Deadline: February 28, 2012

PUBLICATIONS: New CAPRi Working Papers on Conflict in Water and Forest Management. We have recently published two new CAPRi Working Papers in our series related on the role of collective action and property rights in environmental conflict. One paper examines water management in Nicaragua and the other covers forest conflicts in Asia.

PUBLICATION: Decentralised Land Governance: Case Studies and Local Voices from Botswana, Madagascar and Mozambique (PLAAS). An important new book from the Institute for Poverty Land, and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is now available online.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Woman and Land (IDRC). IDRC has made a collection of videos and other resources on the topic of women and land conveniently available on a single website.

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