Thursday, June 14, 2012


This Week’s Posts

Ruth Meinzen-Dick: Elinor Ostrom's trailblazing commons research can inspire Rio+20. With the passing of longtime CAPRi friend and collaborator Lin Ostrom this week, Ruth Meinzen-Dick contributed a post to the Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog in which she argues that the late Nobel laureate's work on the commons offers valuable lessons for the Rio+20 agenda.

EMPLOYMENT: ILRI Senior Social Scientist and Team Leader. ILRI seeks to recruit a Senior Social Scientist and Team Leader to play a key role within the Markets, Gender and Livelihoods Research Theme in leading ILRI’s evolving and expanding portfolio of research addressing Poverty, Gender, Impact and Innovation throughout the institute. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: Manager, Climate Change Programme, Training Department, Geneva. UNITAR's Climate Change Programme develops methodologies, executes training, supports learning strategies, and facilitates knowledge sharing with the goal to strengthen capacities in developing countries to implement the UNFCCC. Deadline: June 21, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Senior Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Officer. The successful candidate will be based in Bangkok and will plan and co-ordinate the implementation of and provide technical support to the integration of gender, equity and rural employment dimensions into FAO’s overall programme in the region. Deadline: June 28, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: CIAT Post-Doctoral Fellow: Gender & Social Effects on Land Use, Livelihoods & Environmental Outcomes. CIAT seeks a visionary and dynamic post-doctoral social scientist to conduct comparative analysis of the effect of social, gender and generational differences on land use, livelihoods and environmental outcomes of smallholder farming in the tropical forest margins. Deadline: June 29, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: ICARDA Senior Irrigation and Water Management Specialist. The main purpose of the position is to lead ICARDA’s research and capacity development work on full and supplemental irrigation and water harvesting in the Dry Areas. Deadline: June 30, 2012

FELLOWSHIP: Conservation and Use of Forest Genetic Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa (Bioversity). The purpose of the Fellowship is to give talented African scientists working on forest genetic resources an opportunity to develop their capacity through interaction with, and mentorship by a scientist at Bioversity International. Deadline: July 1, 2012

SCHOLARSHIPS: DAAD Scholarships for Postgraduate Courses with Special Relevance to Developing Countries. The German Academic Exchange Service provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies. Deadline: July 31, 2012

TRAINING: Conflicts Over Commons Summer School Series on Fisheries. The series will center on a specific common pool resource (CPR) each year, starting with the 2012 summer school on fisheries. Broadly, the focus of the events will be on the dynamics leading to unsustainable outcomes and the conflicts among stakeholders, but specific themes will be devised for each CPR.

PUBLICATION: Final Report from the 2011 African Women’s Land Rights Conference. The purpose of the conference was to “re-energize the struggle for women’s land rights and access to justice and reparation as fundamental human rights and the basis for women’s empowerment, and improved food security and social justice in Africa”.

PUBLICATION: JPS Special Issue on Green Grabbing: a new appropriation of nature? The special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies was guest-edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach and Ian Scoones.

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