Thursday, October 31, 2013


This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Large-Scale Restoration of Ecosystems. This special issue of S.A.P.I.EN.S [Surveys and Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society] aims to collect background material and identify relevant experiences for an international Conference to be held in May, 2014. Deadline: November 15, 2013

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS: Michigan State University Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. Assistantships/fellowships are available for self-motivated students conducting innovative and high-impact research towards Ph.D. or M.S. degrees in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University. Deadline: November 20, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: WRI Project Manager, Governance of Forests Initiative. The GFI project at the World Resources Institute has an opening for a Project Manager position to advance the program’s goal of strengthening land use laws and practices that impact forests to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and increase communities’ rights to natural resources. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: ICRAF Regional Coordinator for South Asia. The World Agroforestry Centre seeks a Regional Coordinator to contribute to envisioning and implementing research and development programmes covering several countries in South Asia. Deadline: November 16, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: Namati Program Manager, Community Land Protection. The program supports communities to follow national land documentation laws to protect their customary and indigenous land claims, with the goal of proactively strengthening communities’ ability to protect, enforce, and defend their land rights. Deadline: November 20, 2013

EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Postdoctoral Fellow—Gender and Poverty. The International Water Management Institute is looking for a person with a PhD in rural sociology, development studies, gender in development or anthropology, which was awarded not more than 5 years ago. Deadline: November 24, 2013

PUBLICATION: The Possible Shape of a Land Transparency Initiative. A report from ODI examines other transparency initiative and draws lessons for the case of land.

ONLINE RESOURCE: Focus on Land in Africa (FOLA) Website. FOLA is an educational resource for development practitioners and policy makers that explores how land and natural resource rights affect, and are effected by, development in Africa.

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