Thursday, July 19, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Program Officer - Program Advocacy. The Global Policy and Advocacy (GPA) Program seeks to understand and shape the public policy debates affecting the Foundation's work, build support for its major program and policy objectives, and develop partnerships and alliances that can advance the Foundation's policy objectives nationally and globally. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: Agriculture Policy Manager at ONE. ONE is looking for a Policy Manager to support their agricultural development and food security agenda. Deadline: July 31, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: ICIMOD Theme Leader, Water. The Theme Leader will be an expert in his or her field and will be responsible for leading research activities and guiding staff members in the Thematic Area, assuring quality results, integration with other Thematic Areas, and impacts in regional member countries. Deadline: August 19, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage: Management, Technologies and Policies. The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage will take place from 11 – 13 December, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. Deadline: open

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

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sustainability Practices in Higher Education Institutions – Mapping Trends & Good Practice at Universities Round the World. This book that aims to unite theory and practice of sustainable development at higher education institutions. Deadline: August 15, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) Systematic Review Call 5. 3ie is inviting proposals for systematic reviews to strengthen the international community's capacity for evidence-based policy making. Several of the call’s 15 systematic review questions pertain directly to collective action, property rights, and gender. Deadline: August 31, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: 2012 Mäler Scholarship in Environmental Economics, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. The institute is now accepting applications from researchers affiliated with four environmental economics networks-CEEPA, EEPSEA, LACEEP, and SANDEE-who are interested in spending time at the institute during 2012-2013. Deadline: August 15, 2012

AWARD: Global Water Forum Emerging Scholars Award 2012. This award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish a brief article that presents their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience. Deadline: August 27, 2012

PUBLICATION: Protecting Community Lands and Resources Evidence from Liberia, Mozambique and Uganda. A new report released by Namati and the International Development Law Organization details an effective and cost-efficient process to help rural communities work together to protect their lands and natural resources—a potential solution to the global land grab.

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