Thursday, February 02, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Senior Program Officer—African Forest Forum (World Agroforestry Centre). The African Forest Forum (AFF) is an association of individuals who share the pursuit and commitment to the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for the betterment of the socio-economic wellbeing of its people and for the stability and improvement of its environment. Deadline: February 10, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Ford Foundation Program Officer, Expanding Community Rights over Natural Resources (Beijing). The Program Officer will develop, monitor, and coordinate grant-making that enhances community access to natural resources in fragile environments in China, particularly among communities in Western China. Deadline: March 12, 2012

SCHOLARSHIPS: PhD Opportunities under the BESTTuna Project at Wageningen University. BESTTuna is a major research programme that supports cooperative research between research groups at Wageningen University (The Netherlands), Bogor University (Indonesia), The University of the Philippines, the University of the South Pacific (Fiji) and the WWF-Coral Triangle Initiative. Deadline: March 1, 2012

TRAINING: PhD Course on International Forestry and Global Issues. This course will address a wide range of forest issues and topics, which rank high on the international and national forest and environmental research and policy agendas. Deadline: February 15, 2012

CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: Climate Change in Vietnam (Danida). The Danish International Development Agency (Danida) is calling for research concept notes for Vietnam. Deadline: February 17, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tapping the Turn: A Conference on Water’s Social Dimensions. This international conference, to be held at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, on November 15-16 2012, offers an opportunity to present your research and professional work in an international forum dedicated entirely to social and cultural water research. Deadline: February 24, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Deadline: February 27, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia. Global Change SysTem for Analysis, Research, and Training (START) announces a Call for Proposals for research on integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for resilient development in South Asia(Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). Deadline: February 29, 2012

ONLINE RESOURCE: Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Contract Clauses Library. A new resource likely to be useful to individuals and organizations involved in the drafting of PES contracts.

PUBLICATION: New CAPRi Book on Collective Action & Property Rights for Sustainable Development. This new CAPRi book draws on case studies from East Africa and South and Southeast Asia to investigate how collective action and property rights have contributed to poverty reduction.

PUBLICATION: The Right to Water and Water Rights in a Changing World. A compilation based on the colloquium on “The right to water and water rights in a changing world”, held in Delft, the Netherlands, in September 2010.

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