Thursday, July 25, 2013


This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills through tailored fellowships. Deadline: August 9, 2013

CALL FOR EXPERTS: Gender Expert Network on Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. The IUCN Global Gender Office is the institutional anchor of IUCN’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and is establishing a gender expert network on environment, climate change, and sustainable development. Deadline: August 15, 2013

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Barriers to the expansion of agriculture and agroindustry in Africa. The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium is issuing its second annual call for competitive grant proposals to support research on emerging issues in Africa that have previously received little or no attention. Deadline: August 30, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: CIAT Research for Development Scientist - Central America and the Caribbean. The Research for Development Scientist will coordinate and focus research on developing Research for Development (R4D) and Innovation Platforms, involving local, national and international partners and other stakeholders. Deadline: August 20, 2013

EVENT: New Challenges for Community Forestry: Sharing Scientific Knowledge in a South – North Perspective. An international conference on New Challenges for Community Forestry will be held in Remscheid, Germany, on 23-25 September, 2013. Deadline: August 30, 2013

EVENT: Yale University Conference on Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue. The conference will take place on September 14–15 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

PUBLICATION: Providing Agri-Environmental Public Good through Collective Action. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Joint Working Party on Agriculture and the Environment has released a report on collective action and agri-environmental public goods with a significant set of country case studies.

BRIEF: Landscapes for public goods: Multifunctional mosaics are fairer by far. IIED has published a brief by Duncan Macqueen on how to get the most public goods from forest landscapes when various publics in varying places make conflicting claims.

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