Friday, August 17, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Statistician, International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). ICAC welcomes applications for the position of statistician for its Secretariat. The mission of the ICAC is to assist governments in fostering a healthy world cotton economy, and the statistician contributes to the achievement of that mission by providing transparency to the world cotton market. Deadline for registration: August 20, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: USAID Management and Program Analyst (Food Security/Land Tenure). The incumbent will be located in and work directly with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), at their headquarters offices located in Washington, D.C., but will require 30%-40% travel, including to developing countries, sometimes under strenuous conditions in remote locations. Deadline: August 27, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Surveys Portfolio – Principal/Senior Consultant. Oxford Policy Management is looking to recruit a survey specialist to lead development of their survey work, including advising developing countries on their survey programmes, supporting the design and implementation of surveys by colleagues within OPM, and strengthening OPM’s intellectual capital and reputation in this area. Deadline: September 17, 2012

FELLOWSHIP: Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship 2013. Two fellowships, for up to US$ 20 000 each, are available for 2013 to carry out research, from 3 to 12 months, on a wide range of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of plant genetic resources in developing countries. Deadline: November 11, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Exploring the emerging impacts of open data in the South. The Web Foundation and IDRC invite research proposals that build an evidence base on how open data initiatives are contributing to key areas of governance in developing countries. Deadline: September 10, 2012

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Panels, Papers, Posters and Videos for IASC 2012 Conference in Kita Fuji, Japan. The title of the conference is “Commoners and the Changing Commons: Livelihoods, Environmental Security, and Shared Knowledge.” It will take place from June 3-7, 2013. Deadline: September 30, 2012

EVENT: The 2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change “Hunger for Action” (Hanoi, Vietnam). The conference will be held from 3 to 7 September2012 and will address the question of to share experiences and demonstrate how early action on Climate-Smart Agriculture can act as a driver of green growth. Deadline: August 20, 2012

PUBLICATIONS: Efficient Policy Options to Reduce Deforestation. Two papers use lowland Bolivia as a showcase to examine policy options to reduce deforestation on the ground.

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