Thursday, March 29, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Research Fellow – Governance. IFPRI seeks a qualified candidate to work as Research Fellow for its research program on “Governance for Agriculture and Rural Development”. The goal of the program is to conduct cutting-edge research on the governance challenges of agricultural and rural development. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: World Agroforestry Centre Landscape Ecologist. This work will contribute to the new CG Consortium Research Programs, especially CRP5 on Water, Land and Ecosystems and CRP6 on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. Deadline: April 30,2012

SCHOLARSHIPS: Doctoral Scholarships at ZEF Bonn. The Center for Development Research hosts the ZEF Doctoral Studies Program, which is currently looking accepting applications for doctoral scholarships for “valuation of ecosystem services in rural west Africa” and “forestry based carbon markets in rural west Africa”. Deadline: April 30, 2012

AWARD: The Georg Forster Research Award. The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries. Deadline: May 15, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROJECTS: Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network’s (PEGNet) conference 2012. The PEGNet conference 2012 on “How to Make African Economic Lions: Tapping Africa’s Growth and Poverty Reduction Potentials” will be held in Dakar, Senegal, September 6-7, 2012.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 22nd International Grasslands Congress. The 22nd International Grasslands Congress, “Revitalising grasslands to sustain our communities,” will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 15 - 19 September 2013. The program will explore the current issues facing grasslands around the world and share the latest industry developments and solutions. Deadline: April 30, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Improving rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa: Sustainable and climate-smart intensification of agricultural production. This first ERA-ARD II Transnational Research Call provides new opportunities for researchers and other stakeholders (farmers, farmer organizations, NGOs, policy makers, etc.) to take part in multilateral research cooperation in the field of sustainable and climate change resilient intensification of agricultural production. Deadline: May 22, 2012

PUBLICATION: Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Highlands of Eastern Africa: From Concept to Practice. A new publication from IDRC, edited by Laura German, Jeremias Mowo, Tilahun Amede, and Kenneth Masuki.

PUBLICATION: Forest Management and Climate Change: a literature review. This publication has been released as FAO Forests and Climate Change Working Paper No. 10.

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