Thursday, April 11, 2013


This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Asia-Based Opportunities with the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC is seeking candidates for the positions of Asia Pacific Project Officer and Indonesia National Representative. Deadline: April 21, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: SOAS University of London Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor, Political Ecology of Development. The Department of Development Studies of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, invites applications for a Senior Lecturer or Reader or Professor, starting as soon as possible or no later than 1st September 2013. Deadline: April 30, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Researcher, Groundwater Management & Policy (Egypt). The International Water Management Institute has a vacancy for a Cairo-based researcher to focus on groundwater management and policy. Deadline: May 1, 2013

FELLOWSHIP: MyCOE/SERVIR Initiative in West Africa on Women in Climate Change and Food Security. The Initiative is a 10-month fellowship program for undergraduate and graduate students in eligible countries in West Africa who are currently enrolled in any field at an institution of higher education in an eligible country with ideas and plans for research that address themes of Women in Climate Change and Food Security using geographic technologies. Deadline: April 30, 2013

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: The Yara Prize. The mission of the Yara Prize is to contribute to the transformation of African agriculture and food and nutrition security, within a sustainable context, thereby helping to reduce hunger and poverty. In 2013, the Yara Prize will have a specific focus on young women and men who are making a particular effort within agriculture paying particular attention to innovation and entrepreneurship. Deadline: May 3, 2013

ONLINE RESOURCE: Papers and Presentations from the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. This week’s conference was on the theme of “Moving towards transparent land governance: Evidence-based next steps”. Papers and presentations are available online.

PUBLICATION: CIFOR Training Manual on “Tenure rights and access to forests”. A new guide by the Center for International Forestry Research attempts to help students, researchers and practitioners understand why forest tenure matters, who should benefit and how to manage competing interests in land.

PUBLICATION: A Review of Current Climate-Smart Tree-Based Experiences in Malawi. A new publication from IIED, Trees on-farm: Removing the obstacles to enterprise, reviews current climate-smart tree-based experiences in Malawi.

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