Thursday, September 19, 2013


This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The New Demography of Development--ISI World Congress of Sociology. The International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology on “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology” will take place in Yokohama, Japan, 13-19 July 2014. Deadline: September 30, 2013

COMPETITION: Good Practices to Improve Tenure Security in the Muslim World. The Competition on Good Practices to Improve Security of Tenure in the Muslim World aims at documenting and deepening the global knowledge on approaches, initiatives and projects that increased security of tenure in Muslim contexts, with special consideration to the poor, the women, and the youth. Deadline: October 15, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: ICIMOD Senior Poverty Specialist. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. The Senior Poverty Specialist will be responsible for providing support to ICIMOD’s efforts to enhance social dimensions and enhance poverty focus in ICIMOD’s work. Deadline: September 26, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: Opportunities with CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+. The aim of the research is to identify how opportunities and potential barriers related to governance, institutions and the political economy of forests in national REDD+ policy arenas, can be addressed through policy design and implementation. Deadline: September 30, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: UNRISD Research Coordinator, Gender and Development. The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) seeks to recruit a researcher in the field of gender and development to coordinate its programme of work in this area. Deadline: October 13, 2013.

PUBLICATION: What kind of goods are plant genetic resources for food & agriculture? Towards the identification & development of a new global commons. A new paper by Michael Halewood in the International Journal of the Commons.

PUBLICATION: Legal Empowerment of the Poor in the Context of Sustainable Development. The Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) published a special issue in the Canadian Journal of Poverty Law on this topic.

ARTICLE: Land Matters for the Environment—Especially the Commons. Last week we mentioned the Land Matters discussion being hosted on the DevEx website. Executive Director of the Foundation for Ecological Security (India) and longtime CAPRi collaborator Jagdeesh Puppala contributed a recent piece to the discussion on why land—and especially the commons—matters for the environment.


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