Thursday, February 16, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Post Doctoral Fellow Climate Change, ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research on land management experiences at linking climate change adaptation and mitigation through desk reviews, meta-analysis and case studies. Deadline: February 29, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: ICARDA Social Scientist: Research Impact Pathway Analyst. ICARDA is looking for a Social Scientist to conduct analysis of the dynamics of social change in rural agrarian communities and how these affect technological change and the resulting impacts and its equity on rural men and women. Deadline: March 11, 2012

SCHOLARSHIPS: PhD Scholarships exploring the Political Ecology of Forest Protection in Indonesia. Three scholarships, supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund, are available for PhD study in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, in Wellington, New Zealand. Deadline: March 1, 2012

SCHOLARSHIPS: 4 Doctoral Students Positions at IAMO Project. IAMO is seeking candidates for four doctoral student positions within the multidisciplinary project "Economic and natural potentials of agricultural production and carbon trade-offs in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Russia [EPIKUR]". Deadline: March 15, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: Global Symposium on The 1997 UN Watercourses Convention – What Relevance in the 21st Century? The aim of the symposium is to gather together a wide and diverse range of viewpoints from academia, government, international organisations, and civil!society, to debate the existing and potential relevance of this global framework instrument. Deadline: February 29, 2012

FUNDING: Agricultural Commercialization & Innovation Activity (USAID). USAID’s Bureau for Food Security’s Markets, Partnerships and Innovations Office is seeking applicants to implement one part of an activity entitled, “Agriculture Commercialization & Innovation", which will have four components: (a) agricultural technology commercialization; (b) partnership development; (c) investment design and modeling; and (d) knowledge management. Deadline: February 29, 2012

ONLINE DISCUSSION: Equal rights to resources: The key to empowering rural women. But what's stopping it? Wikigender is hosting an online discussion on the topic of “Equal rights to resources: the key to empowering rural women. But what's stopping it?” The discussion will help to inform a side event at the 56th session of the UN Commision on the Status of Women (CSW) on March. Deadline: February 22, 2012

PUBLICATIONS: IIED publications on the global land rush. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has recently released four briefing papers on the global land rush.

PUBLICATION: The Future of International Environmental Law: A Law of the Ecological Commons? A chapter in a new textbook for law students, International Environmental Law and World Order:  A Problem-Oriented Coursebook.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Toolkit on Collecting Gender & Assets Data in Qualitative & Quantitative Program Evaluations. The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP), led by IFPRI and ILRI, has published a Toolkit on Collecting Gender & Assets Data in Qualitative & Quantitative Program Evaluations.


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