Thursday, January 09, 2014


This Week’s Posts

CALL FOR PAPERS: Water for Food. The Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society, an open access online academic journal for young scholars, researchers, practitioners and post graduate students, calls for research papers for an issue on the theme of “Water for Food”. Deadline (full papers): January 30, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. The three day event will be held on 26-28 March in Mumbai and aims to bring together scholars working on assessing the impacts of MGNREGA along a number of dimensions, including human well-being, environmental resources, labour markets and agriculture. Deadline: January 20, 2014

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)-DFG Cooperation Visits. The program provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with the opportunity to make a ‘Cooperation Visit’ to an institute in Germany of no more than 3 months. Deadline: March 31, 2014

EMPLOYMENT: Postdoctoral position on adaptive governance: water, land use and climate change in an urbanizing agricultural region. A two-year researcher position is available with the Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. Deadline: January 13, 2014

EMPLOYMENT: IIED Senior Researcher. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and developing a set of research and communication activities on behalf of IIED and the Independent Research Forum and leading IIED support for the Independent Expert Group of Least Developed Country thinkers, to generate evidence and ideas for the post-2015 and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) processes. Deadline: January 13, 2014

EMPLOYMENT: Researcher - Land Rights and Agro-food Systems in Southern Africa. The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for a one-year renewable contract post, starting as soon as possible. Deadline: January 24, 2014

PUBLICATION: Gender inequalities in ownership and control of land in Africa: Myth versus reality. A new IFPRI Discussion Paper explores the levels and relative inequalities in landownership between women and men in African countries and revisits many of the oft-repeated claims and statistics on this topic.

PUBLICATION: Land administration, gender equality and development cooperation. A new report from the Danish Institute of International Studies.

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