Thursday, October 11, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Positions with World Agroforestry Centre’s BIODEV Project. This is a new four-year project aiming to improve livelihoods and the environment through ‘high value’ biocarbon interventions in three West African countries: Mali, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Deadline: October 15, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: IUCN Manager, Forest and Landscape Restoration. On behalf of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR), IUCN is seeking a highly qualified expert to co-ordinate, develop and grow a major initiative aimed at facilitating the restoration of 150 million hectares of degraded forest lands within the next decade – also known as the Bonn Challenge. Deadline: October 19, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: IFPRI Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, Climate Change. IFPRI seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in its Environment, Production and Technology Division to work on research activities for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change (CCAFS). Deadline: October 19, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Deputy Director, Social Sciences. IGBP is an international research programme with the vision to provide essential scientific leadership and knowledge of the Earth system to help guide society onto a sustainable pathway during rapid global change. Deadline: October 22, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: EcoAgriculture Partners Director of Research. The Director of Research will lead research efforts for EcoAgriculture Partners and will facilitate collaborative science and knowledge activities for the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative, including a Global Review of scientific evidence and knowledge gaps about integrated landscape approaches. Deadline: October 26, 2012

SCHOLARSHIPS: African Studies at the University of Oxford. The African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford is offering two full scholarships for the MSc in African Studies and two full DPhil scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

CALL FOR RESEARCH FIELD FELLOWSHIPS: ICRISAT-IRRI-NCAP Project on Village Dynamic Studies in India and Bangladesh. Fellowships funded through this RFP will contribute to policies and practices that alleviate rural poverty by analyzing and disseminating knowledge on rural livelihoods, poverty dynamics and development pathways of the poor in India and Bangladesh. Deadline: October 31, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP). PEP has recently been granted funding to lead a new research initiative entitled “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE) in developing countries. Deadline: November 5, 2012

TRAINING: CSDi Online Courses on Climate-Smart Agriculture & Community-Based Adaptation. The Center for Sustainable Development—CSDi—is launching a fall quarter diploma module of four online field courses on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change. Deadline: October 29, 2012

PUBLICATION: Building Institutions at the Micro-Level. A paper by Christopher Blattman, Alexandra Hartman, and Robert Blair reports on a field experiment in property dispute and conflict resolution.

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