Thursday, October 25, 2012


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: 10 Research Positions, FEEM Research Programme on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. FEEM aims to recruiting motivated and talented researchers to cover ten open positions within the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Research Programme. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: ICRAF Agroforestry Systems Scientist (Vietnam-based). ICRAF seeks to recruit a candidate for the position of Agroforestry Systems Scientist to provide scientific leadership in agroforestry systems research to improve on-farm productivity of rural smallholder farmers in Southeast and East Asia. Deadline: October 31, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Opportunities at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). IGES conducts interdisciplinary policy research to support sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region and seeks a number of dynamic individuals with extensive knowledge and experience to carry out research activities. Deadline: November 12, 2012

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Book Series on Environmental Education, Communication and Sustainability. The series is now seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified academics to produce additional volumes as guest editors. Deadline: open

CALL FOR PAPERS: World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2013. Under the theme of “Moving towards transparent land governance: Evidence-based next steps”, the 2013 conference will provide a forum for an evidence-based discussion of innovative approaches to follow up on recent global and regional initiatives, and concrete steps to improve land governance at country level in a way that contributes to poverty reduction, gender equality, and sustainable economic growth. Deadline: November 15, 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ESRC-DFID ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research. The ESRC-DfID joint scheme funds research on a broad range of topics to enhance the quality and impact of social science, and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Deadline: November 29, 2012

TRAINING: MA in Development Studies, Major in Agrarian and Environmental Studies at ISS, The Hague. The focus of the AES Major is on the social, political and economic dynamics of rural and agrarian change and environmental degradation, seen from a wider perspective of rural and rural-urban links, and across the South-North divides to include emerging international actors in agro-environmental terrain, such as BRICS.

PUBLICATION: A Basic Guide to Conducting Economics Experiments for Policymaking. In this publication, author Angelino Viceisza explains some basic principles on how to conduct lab-like field experiments and describes the strengths and weaknesses of these types of experiments.

PUBLICATION: “Our Land, Our Lives” (Oxfam Report). In a new report, Oxfam recommends that the World Bank freeze its own land investments and review its policy and practice to prevent land-grabbing.

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