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EMPLOYMENT: Genetic Resources and Food Security Policy Specialist, Bioversity International. The successful candidate will provide scientific support to the project Strengthening national capacities to implement the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources Project (GRPI 2). Deadline: May 20, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: FAO Senior Gender Officer (Policy). The incumbent will contribute to FAO’s strategic objective on “Gender equity in access to resources, goods, services and decision-making in rural areas”. Deadline: May 23, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: IDRC Director, Agriculture and Environment. The program area focuses on the connection between agricultural development and environmental sustainability in time of global changes. Deadline: May 25, 2012

EMPLOYMENT: Full Professor, Water Resources Management at Wageningen University. The position is chair of the Water Resources Management (WRM) group responsible for the scientific development of interdisciplinary research and education in the field of water resources management, including irrigation, from an integrated socio-technical and socio-ecological perspective. Deadline: May 31, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Africa in an Age of Global Economic Uncertainty. The 2012 Africa Economic Conference will take place from 30 October to 2 November in Kigali, Rwanda. Deadline: June 1, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Design and Dynamics of Institutions for Collective Action’ Conference. Scholars from all social sciences, including history, are invited to present papers on the design and long-term evolution of institutions for collective action in comparative perspective. Stress will be laid upon long-term comparative analyses, in a global perspective. Deadline: July 1, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: 6th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations. The 6th Annual Conference on The Political Economy of International Organizations will take place from February 7 – 9, 2013. Deadline (full papers): September 30, 2012

PUBLICATION: How Valuing Nature Can Transform Agriculture. An article in the open-source journal Solutions argues for designing payments for ecosystems services (PES) mechanisms through collective action institutions.

ONLINE RESOURCE: EASYPol, FAO’s Repository of Resources for Policymaking. FAO’s Policy Support Unit develops, publishes and hosts freely downloadable resources to assist policy makers and analysts in the assessment and implementation of development policies.