Wednesday, November 19, 2014


This Week’s Posts

PUBLICATION: Networks for resilience: The role of social capital: This report investigates the under-explored role that local forms of social capital, in particular local organizations and social networks, play in enhancing resilience. The case studies used are of Ethiopian funeral societies and Filipino migrant networks. Available here.

PUBLICATION: The IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contracts for Farmland and Water:This guide is a legal and policy tool and focuses on a particular type of contract involving long-term leases of farmland.  Available here.

PUBLICATION: Guiding Principles on Large Scale Land Based Investments in Africa

CALL FOR RESPONSES: Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog (WLE): What are the conditions for success in large-scale land initiatives?  WLE announces this newest month-long discussion topic in partnership with the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Blog (LPFN) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. Over the next month WLE will be accepting blog responses to the question posed above.

EMPLOYMENT: Senior Technical Specialist - Natural Resources Management (IFAD):  Her/his role will be to assist and advise both IFAD staff and client countries in designing sector management strategies, implementing sector programmes and projects in these fields, with special emphasis on integrated approaches,knowledge management and networking/partnership development at global, regional, national and local levels.

EMPLOYMENT: Tenure Analyst (RRI): The Tenure Analyst is responsible for conducting and managing original, high-quality research on forest and land tenure, climate, conservation, and women’s land rights in the world’s developing and forested countries, maintaining and advancing RRI’s global tenure methodologies and databases, coordinating collaborative work on RRI priority themes, and contributing to other aspects of RRI’s Global Programs and the Coalition.

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