Tuesday, February 17, 2015


This Week’s Posts

TRAINING: Commons – management, governance and sustainability’ The Countryside and Community Institute (CCRI) at the University of Gloucestershire is  launching a programme of ONLINE short courses called ‘Commons – management, governance and sustainability’.See http://www.ccri.ac.uk/commons/ for more information about the programme

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Contested Agronomoy is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. We are inviting abstracts (from individuals), proposals for panels (up to four people + chair), and expressions of interest in attending from non-presenters. The deadline is 30 April 2015.
To apply and for more details, visit the website: http://www.ids.ac.uk/events/contested-agronomy-cases-dynamics-and-implications

PUBLICATION: Transnational Land Deals and Gender Equality: Utilitarian and Human Rights Approaches’ This article by Poul Wosberg,which was published in Feminist Economics, is freely available from Routledge Social Sciences journals until June 30, 2015: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13545701.2013.862341#.VNt2_8msyuw .  Other key publications can from Routledge Social Sciences journals  be accessed here.

PUBLICATIONS: 2015 Elinor Ostrom Prize Shortlist: The journal articles shortlisted for this annual award are available HERE

Training: “Qualitative Methods for Assessing the Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security" A new e-learning course entitled: "Qualitative Methods for Assessing the Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security" is now available free of charge online and on CD-Rom at: http://www.fao.org/elearning

Training: PhD Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM - Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program  In order to meet the growing demand for Doctoral level scientists in Africa, the Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) programme was initiated by RUFORUM Vice Chancellors to improve the quality of higher education at African Universities by increasing the proportion of academic staff with PhD qualifications, contributing to locally relevant research and reducing the time away from the home institution. The initiative was officially launched by the African Union Commissioner for Human Resource, Science and Technology, H.E. Dr Martial De Paul Ikounga on 25th July 2014 at Maputo, Mozambique during the RUFORUM Fourth Biennial Conference. Click here to download full call.

EMPLOYMENT: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (IFPRI) The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow to help develop it’s research agenda on resilience.  For full details and to apply, please see here.  Deadline is Feb. 22.

EMPLOYMENT: Gender and Natural Resource Management Specialist (ICIMOD) ICIMOD is looking for a gender expert with substantive conceptual and theoretical knowledge and understanding of gender issues in natural resource management, climate change, and social systems; who is capable of providing technical expertise integrating social and gender dimensions, perspectives and approaches into ICIMOD’s regional programmes, initiatives and thematic areas; and who has substantial experience conducting research and policy advocacy and ensuring gender-positive impacts. Read more and apply here.

PUBLICATION: Secure and equitable land rights in the Post-2015 Agenda. A key issue in the future we want This technical briefing, authored by a number of international organizations working on food security, natural resources management,  and poverty eradication and endorsed by many local civil society organizations around the world, strongly encourages governments to keep the profile of land and natural resources high in the document on sustainable development goals to be endorsed in September 2015. This is brief is available here: http://oxf.am/Z5pEhttp://oxf.am/Z5pE

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