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This Week’s Posts

EMPLOYMENT: Bard College Research Scholar – Gender Equality and the Economy Program. The program’s goal is to stimulate analytical thinking and empirical research so as to inform key economic concepts, models, and indicators from a gender perspective. Deadline: open

EMPLOYMENT: IWMI Researcher–Water Management and Institutions. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks a scientist who is practiced in the analysis of social and physical interaction of water processes to be based in Cairo, Egypt. Deadline: June 10, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Vacancies at CIMMYT for Policy Economist and Agricultural Economist. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center seeks a Policy Economist and an Agricultural Economist for South Asia to join their international team of scientists working on improving the livelihoods of maize and wheat farmers in the developing world. Deadline: June 15, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Program Officer, Africa Forest Forum/World Agroforestry Centre. The African Forest Forum (AFF) is an association of individuals who share the pursuit and commitment to the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for the betterment of the socio-economic wellbeing of its people and for the stability and improvement of its environment. Deadline: June 20, 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: Pan African University (PAU) Full Master Scholarships. The Pan African University (PAU) has launched a new call for application for a full master scholarship in three of its regional institutes in East Africa (Kenya), Central Africa (Cameroon) and West Africa (Nigeria). Deadline: June 30, 2012

FUNDING: Pathways to Increased Market Access for Smallholder Producers Implementing Sustainable Agriculture Practices (US Dept of State). Proposed activities should build on existing initiatives or ongoing collaboration with local communities, cooperatives and/or regional networks supporting sustainable agricultural practices. Deadline: June 15, 2012

TRAINING: MS and PhD Programs in Agroforestry at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh. The university welcomes applications from foreign students. Deadline: July 1, 2012

EVENT: Land Use in Transition: Potentials and Solutions Between Abandonment and Land Grabbing. The IAMO Forum 2012 on this topic will take place from 20-22 June 2012 in Halle (Saale), Germany.

PUBLICATION: Water Alternatives Special Issue on “Water Grabbing”. The open access journal Water Alternatives  has a special issue titled “Water Grabbing? Focus on the (Re)appropriation of Finite Water Resources.”