Thursday, May 31, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: IIED Senior Researcher, Forest Team. The rationale for this post is that it is essential to research and spread models of locally controlled tree-based enterprise that deliver more integrated and intensified production of food, energy and construction materials in ways that are climate-smart. Deadline: June 8, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Economic Affairs Officer (Regional Land Expert), Land Policy Initiative. The Land Policy Initiative is looking for Regional Land Expert. This position is located in the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), Food Security and Sustainable Development Division (FSSDD), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Deadline: June 11, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: UNEP Program Officer--Facilitating Implementation Readiness for Mitigation (FIRM). The aim of the FIRM (Facilitating Implementation and Readiness for Mitigation) project is to help participating countries strengthen their national mitigation plans and strategies and get a ‘quick-start’ on technology-based mitigation activities whilst responding to national development priorities. Deadline: June 27, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: World Agroforestry Centre Economist/Adaptation Specialist. The main purpose of the position will be to: a) learn from existing community and farmer practices to identify and map current and future vulnerabilities to climate change; b) analyze impacts of development projects and develop robust adaptation strategies and climate smart practices; c) identify the limits of adaptation to weather extremes in agroforestry systems and devise opportunities for complementary safeguard systems. Deadline: June 30, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CGIAR Research Programme on Wheat 2012 Competitive Grants Initiative. WHEAT represents the revised long-term strategy for the CGIAR centers engaged in wheat research. By pursuing 10 "Strategic Initiatives", WHEAT aims to be the catalyst and apex of an emergent, highly-distributed, virtual global wheat innovation network. Deadline: June 8, 2012

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: India Biodiversity Awards. Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India; and the United Nations Development Programme, India, announce the call for nominations for the India Biodiversity Awards, which will recognize contributions that embody outstanding governance models of biodiversity management. Deadline: June 10, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grants (LACREG). The purpose of this program is to strengthen international partnerships and consolidate emerging networks among academic researchers from Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Deadline: June 29, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Foreign Direct Investment in Land, Land Markets and Land Institutions, and Development of the Agricultural Sector in Africa (AGRODEP). AGRODEP Modeling Consortium is issuing its first annual call for competitive grant proposals to support research on emerging issues in Africa that have previously  received little or no attention. Deadline: July 16, 2012

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Dissertation Research Fellowships on Gender and Agriculture. IFPRI and its partners announce a call for applications for Ph.D. dissertation research fellowships on the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI). The purpose of the Index is to understand why women in developing countries face persistent obstacles and economic constraints to inclusion in the agriculture sector though they play a critical role in agricultural growth. Deadline: July 31, 2012

PUBLICATIONS: Global Analyses of Tenure Reform and Impacts Since the 1992 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (RRI). The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) announces the release of 2 new global analyses of tenure reform (and impacts) since the 1992 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

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