Thursday, January 26, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Postdoctoral Fellow, Malawi. IFPRI seeks a qualified candidate for a two year, fixed term, renewable appointment for its Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSDG). The fellow will contribute to the Strengthening Evidence-Based Agricultural Policy (SEBAP) project in Malawi by conducting research and capacity building activities. Deadline: February 23, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: PhD fellowship in Effectiveness & Equity in Payments for Ecosystem Services. An opportunity for a young, motivated person willing to develop a PhD at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. Deadline: January 29, 2012

FELLOWSHIP: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. BIGSSS invites applications to its Ph.D. program, which will commence on September 1st, 2012. Deadline: March 15, 2012

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Program 2012. The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa wishes to provide qualified scholars an opportunity to undertake research on topics related to the development and management of natural resources in Africa, to participate in UNU-INRA activities, and to contribute to UNU-INRA publications. Deadline: March 15, 2012

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Online Discussion on “How can women’s land rights be secured?” This discussion aims to gather inputs to enrich the discussion at a side-event at the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

AWARD: Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select few social entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s most pressing problems. Deadline: March 1, 2012

PUBLICATION: Realizing Forest Rights in Vietnam: Addressing Issues in Community Forest Management. A publication from RECOFTC—The Center for People and Forests.

PUBLICATION: Sharpening the understanding of socio-ecological landscapes in participatory land-use planning. A case study in Lao PDR. A recent paper published in Applied Geography.

PUBLICATION: FAO State of Food and Agriculture Report: Women in Agriculture, Closing the gender gap for development. The latest State of Food and Agriculture, FAO’s major annual flagship publication, examines how to close the gender gap in development.

ONLINE RESOURCE: “Gender in Ag” Online Portal. This platform - - was supported through funding by the Gender Action Plan (GAP) and is designed to provide a space for practitioners to access resources, tools and information which can help mainstream gender into agricultural development initiatives.

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