Thursday, August 22, 2013


This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation. The Resilience 2014 conference will take place in Montpellier, France, May 4-8, 2014. It is organized by the “French node” of the Resilience Alliance network (CIRAD - CNRS - IRSTEA- INRA), Agropolis International and their partners of the campus of Montpellier. Deadline: September 8, 2013

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Gender, Water and Development. The Water Research Commission of South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Water Affairs of South Africa, AMCOW, SADC and the Women for Water Partnership, are hosting a conference on gender and water on February 19-21, 2014. Deadline: September 15, 2013

FUNDING: Global Development Network’s Global Research Competition (GRC). Themes for the 2013 round of the GRC are (1) Inclusive and Sustainable Growth; (2) Food Security; and (3) Political, Economic, and Social Transformations. Deadline: September 20, 2013

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference. The conference will take place on March 3-7, 2014 to examine the thoughts and actions related to a nexus approach. Deadline: September 27, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: CIFOR Postdoc in Socio-Economic & Spatial Data Analysis for Tropical Forest Conservation. A postdoctoral position to support monitoring and evaluation of tropical forest conservation initiatives is available in North Carolina. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: University of Edinburgh Postdoctoral positions in Agriculture & Rural Development and in Tropical Land Use Change. These positions are part of an interdisciplinary project entitled Abrupt Changes in Ecosystem Services and Wellbeing in Mozambican Woodlands (ACES), which will examine how woodland loss is changing ecosystem services and wellbeing of the rural poor in Mozambique. Deadline: September 12, 2013

EVENT: The Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Congress (LOCS 2013). The Congress will take place from October 30 to November 1, 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The topic for LOCS 2013 is “Connecting Leaders – Accelerating Action – Gateway to Solutions”.

PUBLICATION: Reshaping women's land rights on communal rangeland. A paper from a special issue of the African Journal of Range & Forage Science on “aligning policy with the socio-ecological dynamics of rangeland commons.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Land Matrix Global Observatory. This is a tool that promotes transparency in land transactions and supports open data and open source communities focused on land deals. The thoroughly updated dataset allows tracking of large scale land acquisitions, from negotiation to implementation.

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