Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Employment: Senior climate change and research advisor (Rwanda)

Chemonics seeks a senior climate change and research advisor for the ongoing USAID-funded Rwanda LAND Project. The advisor will support programming and climate change adaptation activities related to land use and management. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include: 

Full details and application instructions here.




Power in Institutions and Institutional Analysis of Common-Pool Resources

For the International Association for the Study of Common Property (IASC) 15th Biennial Meeting, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in May 25-29, 2015


Gustavo Garcia Lopez and Eric Coleman

Common pool resource (CPR) management institutions have important power asymmetries both within groups of resource users and between local users and state actors. Understanding how the institutions used to manage CPRs ameliorate or reinforce such power asymmetries is a foundationally important task for the social sciences. While scholars from diverse disciplines have studied how power permeates social relations, more work is needed to clarify these concepts, develop theoretical understandings of the role of power, and to test these theories through empirical analysis within the context of CPR theory. Therefore, we are soliciting  proposals for a special session organized during the 2015 IASC biennial meeting. We are interested in organizing two panels.

See the full call for further details.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014




The program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) , part of the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), Water, Land, and Ecosystems (WLE), and Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry (FTA), is accepting abstracts on the topic of “Institutions for Ecosystem Services” that will be presented at an international research workshop on October 27-29, 2014 at the International Food Policy Research Institute’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The call is open for researchers and partners participating in PIM, WLE, and FTA projects.

Abstracts must be received by August 6, 2014.

Read more about the workshop and the abstract submission here.