Thursday, February 07, 2013
This Week’s Posts
EMPLOYMENT: World Resources Institute Senior Manager, Forest and Landscape Restoration. WRI seeks a seasoned senior manager to lead a team of professionals and partners around the world as they embark upon the implementation of an initiative on Forest and Landscape Restoration. Deadline: open
EMPLOYMENT: Face the Future Carbon Project Manager (Forests). In order to manage current and future carbon forest projects Face the Future is hiring a Carbon Project Manager, to be located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Deadline: February 22, 2013
AWARD: Rockefeller Foundation Next Century Innovators Awards. The Rockefeller Foundation is inviting the global community for nominations of innovators around the world whose work is improving the situation of poor and vulnerable people. Deadline: February 28, 2013
AWARD: 2013 Land for Life Award. The award will recognize innovation and excellence in sustainable land management, particularly collaborative efforts that promote soil health and benefit people in the drylands. Deadline: March 15, 2013
TRAINING: Landesa Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program. The program will boost visiting professionals’ capacity to effectively strengthen women’s land rights, foster motivation and ability to actively participate in this network, and reinforce the commitment to working on women’s land rights. Deadline: February 28, 2013
ONLINE RESOURCE: Free MIT Online Course on "The Challenges of Global Poverty". MIT professors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, authors of the popular book Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty (2011), are offering an online course on “The Challenges of Global Poverty”.
PUBLICATION: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index. A new IFPRI discussion paper details the index that was developed as a tool to reflect women’s empowerment that may result from the United States government’s Feed the Future Initiative.