Thursday, February 09, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: UN Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA). CAPSA is accepting applications for two positions in Bogor, Indonesia: a program officer and a knowledge management coordinator. Deadline: February 25, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Development Economics. The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London, wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer from the start of the 2012/13 academic year to teach in Environmental Economics. Deadline: February 27, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Communications and Research Uptake Coordinator Africa (Ghana). The International Water Management Institute seeks a Communications and Research Uptake Coordinator to assist the institute to achieve impact from its scientific research results and recommendations being acted upon by policymakers, development donors, investors, community groups and others. Deadline: February 27, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: CCAFS Science Officer Pro-Poor Climate Change Mitigation. The CGIAR Research Program, “Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security” seeks a Science Officer to help coordinate and conduct research contributing to CCAFS’ Pro-Poor Mitigation Theme research. Deadline: March 1, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Postdoctoral Research Fellows in 2012 International Ecosystem Management Partnership (IEMP). IEMP, co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is the first UNEP collaborative programme in the south and for the south. Deadline: March 31, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: Doctoral Fellowships at International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy. Applicants must hold a Diplom or a Masters degree in political science, sociology, organization studies, or related fields. Deadline: March 15, 2012

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Forest Tenure in the Drylands: The Human Dimensions of Vulnerability in Asia and Africa. Abstracts are invited to make a contribution to an edited volume with the provisional title ‘Forest Tenure in the Drylands: The Human Dimensions of Vulnerability’. Deadline: March 15, 2012

ONLINE RESOURCE: Water-Related Videos from the UN. The UN Office to support the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015/UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has launched a video library.

ONLINE RESOURCES: 2012 International Year of Cooperatives. The UN General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration.

PUBLICATION: Securing the right to land. A recent issue of Farming Matters on a topic that is central to all small-scale farmers: land.

PUBLICATION: Global Land Grabbing and Trajectories of Agrarian Change: A Preliminary Analysis. A new paper in the Journal of Agrarian Change.

PUBLICATION: Economic Development, Land Use and Climate Change. This Virtual Issue showcases a selection of research on economic development, land use and climate change that has been published in eleven different journals.

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