Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 

This Week’s Posts

PUBLICATIONS: Journal of Development Economics Issue on Land and Property Rights is available with open access and includes several articles that may be of interest to CAPRi readers.

EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Socio-Economic Team Positions are posted. 

RESOURCES: Community Land Rights CaseBase, created by Namati, is the first free, online, searchable database of case law from around the world relevant to community land and natural resource rights. 

EMPLOYMENT: Senior Scientist – Gender Specialist with WorldFish in Malaysia WorldFish has an opening for a Gender Specialist with demonstrated excellence in designing, implementing, analyzing, and producing high quality scientific outputs in relation to gender in rural development contexts. Based in WorldFish headquarters in Penang, Malaysia, the Gender Specialist will join the gender team in its contributions to the AAS program and play a key role in our contributions to the Livestock and Fish program, as well as supporting other research.

RESOURCE: New website from Gender and Land Rights Database The Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) has recently launched its new and improved website in an effort to increase awareness about gender and land issues around the globe.

PUBLICATIONS: The Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty: Materials from the World Bank’s annual conference is available on the World Bank website. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

 

RESOURCES: Community Land Rights CaseBase

As global demand for land and resources rises, dispossession of community land is increasing. Lawyers and front line legal advocates are stepping forward to defend communities’ rights, yet often struggle to find supportive legal precedent.

To address this need to help legal advocates find supportive legal precedent to defend communities’ land rights, Namati has created the Community Land Rights CaseBase.  CaseBase is the first free, online, searchable database of case law from around the world relevant to community land and natural resource rights. 

CaseBase is one of many resources designed for the Global Legal Empowerment Network. To connect with allies and access other helpful tools, join their network now.

While Namait and their team will be constantly seeking and uploading new case law, the growth of CaseBase depends on participation by lawyers and advocates around the world. Please join them in using the database, adding comments and updates, submitting cases, and helping to spread the word.

 

EMPLOYMENT: Senior Scientist – Gender Specialist with WorldFish in Malaysia

 

WorldFish has an opening for a Gender Specialist with demonstrated excellence in designing, implementing, analyzing, and producing high quality scientific outputs in relation to gender in rural development contexts.

Based in WorldFish headquarters in Penang, Malaysia, the Gender Specialist will join the gender team in its contributions to the AAS program and play a key role in our contributions to the Livestock and Fish program, as well as supporting other research.

Key responsibilities:

See full details here.

 

RESOURCE: New website from Gender and Land Rights Database

The Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) has recently launched its new and improved website in an effort to increase awareness about gender and land issues around the globe.

The three major components of the site are the country profiles, gender and land-related statistics and the Legislation Assessment Tool (LAT); all specifically designed with interactive maps and scroll-down menus to facilitate and accelerate information-gathering processes for those who need reliable information quickly.

Another highlight is a state-of-the-art “Legislation Assessment Tool for gender-equitable land tenure (LAT)”, developed by the GLRD team to explore gender equality in land tenure in any given country and to support the implementation of The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT). So far, over 18 countries have been assessed using this tool, which will contribute to shaping more gender-inclusive legislations in the future.

Furthermore, the GLRD updates its country profiles, statistics and LAT Assessments sections regularly to better reflect the major legal and policy changes that affect men and women’s tenure rights.

Please explore the new website and its new features today at http://www.fao.org/gender-landrights-database/en/ and send any feedback, comments or questions you may wish to share at genderandland@fao.org.

 

PUBLICATIONS: The Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

 

Last week, The Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty brought together governments, civil society, academia, the development community, and the private sector actors to discuss new developments and progress on land policy and implementation. The theme of the conference this year was “Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Propserity.”   Many of the conference papers, abstracts, and presentations are available here

Monday, March 23, 2015

 

PUBLICATION: IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contracts for Farmland and Water

The IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contracts for Farmland and Water is a legal and policy tool for governments and communities that are involved in negotiating investment contracts with foreign investors. The guide focuses on a particular type of contract involving long-term leases of farmland. Part I, Preparing for Negotiations, is designed to assist in the preparatory phase. Part 2, Model Contract, is structured like an investment contract for the lease of farmland and proposes model provisions.  The guide is now available in French and English

 

PUBLICATIONS: Journal of Development Economics Issue on Land and Property Rights

The issue on Land and Property rights is available, with articles available open access.

 

EMPLOYMENT: CIMMYT Socio-Economic Team Positions

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) is seeking experienced, pro-active and results-oriented social scientists to develop and implement a strategic socioeconomic research agenda around the adoption and impact of cereal innovations, particularly for wheat in Asia and Africa. The positions contribute to CIMMYT’s research-for-development (R4D) to improve the livelihoods of wheat farmers and consumers in developing countries and the WHEAT consortium research program. Multiple positions are available. See full details here.

Friday, March 13, 2015

 

This Week’s Posts

TRAINING: Net-Map Certification Training, Washington DC The training will be held in Washington DC on May 1-2.  For further details, please visit here.

PUBLICATION: Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security The inaugural issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security is now available: http://www.agrigender.net/index.php

Thursday, March 12, 2015

 

TRAINING: Net-Map Certification Training, Washington DC

Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. It is an innovative approach to achieving results in complex projects where many different interests influence the result. By creating Influence Network Maps, individuals and groups can clarify their own view of a situation, foster discussion, and develop a strategic approach to their networking activities.

The training will be held in Washington DC on May 1-2.  For further details, please visit here.

 

PUBLICATION: Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security

 

The inaugural issue of the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security is now available:

http://www.agrigender.net/index.php

Agri-Gender is an international, open access, peer-reviewed and refereed journal. The main objective of Agri-Gender is to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars to publish their research work on gender, agriculture and food security.