Thursday, July 09, 2015


This Week’s Posts

TRAINING: Short Courses on Commons Management and Governance: The Countryside and Community Research Institute at the University of Gloucestershire (UK), and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) announce a new series of online short courses that focus on different aspects of commons: their management, governance and sustainability.  For more details and how to register, please visit here or here.

PUBLICATION: Collective Action within the Household: Insights from Natural Resource Management  Authors Cheryl  Doss and Ruth Meinzen-Dick draw on the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework, based in the natural resource management literature, to explore the factors that encourage and inhibit collective action at the household level.  The paper provides insights into how to understand collective action problems within the household as dynamic, multi-actor situations with outcomes that can be evaluated by multiple criteria, not just efficiency.  The article is available open access here.

CALLL FOR ABSTRACTS: 1st Annual FLARE Conference:  The first annual conference of the FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network will be held in December. FLARE aims to advance cutting edge knowledge and practices regarding forest-based livelihoods, biodiversity, and climate change. The meeting will help improve our understanding of the approaches, methods, tools, and indicators to assess how, where, and why governance of forest and forest mosaics for improving livelihoods works, and how it can be strengthened.  The organizers are accepting proposals for oral presentations, lightning talks, posters, and workshops  that address one or more of the following six sub-themes related to forests and livelihoods: 1) Governance and Landscapes; 2) Agricultural Commodities; 3) Social and Biological Aspects of Forest Dependence; 4) Impact Evaluations; 5) Pathways to Prosperity; 6) Climate.  Abstract submission deadline is July 15, 2015.  See full details here.

EMPLOYMENT: Research Fellow - Gender, Environment and Development, Stockholm Environment Institute The Asia Centre of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) seeks a mid-level researcher to contribute to a growing research cluster on gender, environment and development in the Asia-Pacific region. Led by Dr. Bernadette P. Resurrección, the group is actively engaged in research, capacity building and advisory services in environment and development policy contexts, utilizing gender and social analytical tools and perspectives. See full details here.

TRAINING AND FUNDING: ITC-ILO Gender Academy  The ITC-ILO Gender Academy is confirmed to take place in Turin from 16 to 27 November 2015. An initial lot of 30 fellowships covering tuition fees to participate in the Gender Academy is available.  For more information on how to apply for fellowships please consult: or write to:

FUNDING: Cooperative Research Program ,OECD: The OECD's Cooperative Research Program is inviting applications for international conferences (e.g., workshops, congresses, and symposia) and fellowships from research scientists in agriculture and natural resources. Applications should fit into one of the three following research themes: The Natural Resources Challenge, Sustainability in Practice, or the The Food Chain. The application deadline is on September 10, 2015. Application information is available at the following link.

EMPLOYMENT: Global Agricultural and Food Team, Chicago Council on Global Affairs:The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is expanding its global agriculture and food teamThey are seeking a Director, Global Agriculture and Food and Research Assistant, Global Agriculture and Food

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