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<p>This manual provides university teachers with a three module course to train professional coastal managers. As many students and teachers in this field are from the natural sciences, the focus is on embedding social science concepts and approaches into education for coastal management. A recently revised hard copy version of the manual is available for <a href="">pur... here</a>.

<p>The <b>Minor Foundation for Major Challenges</b> works to influence public opinion in favor of limiting human-caused climate change. It invites electronic presentations that communicate the causes and challenges of climate change for the general public and aims to select an extraordinarily good way of communicating the issue of man-made climate change. The competition aims to inspire participants that have the ability to communicate a complex message in a way that might surprise or even awaken people.

<p>The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Fellow in its Environment and Production Technology Division. This is a two-year, fixed term, renewable, exempt appointment based in Washington DC.</p> <p>The candidate will work on water policies as they relate to food production in IFPRI’s water research group.

<p>The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields (including biological sciences, social sciences, economics and statistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering, biochemistry, and development management) for the academic year 2012-2013.</p> <p>The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Th

<p>The <a href="">Social Innovation Fellows Program</a> serves visionary change agents who are incubating high-potential solutions to pressing national, regional and global challenges. The program is designed to provide a toolkit for creating real and lasting impact. Fellows also gain increased visibility, access to a year-round community of peers in many sectors and a world-class network of experts and supporters.

<p>The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is recruiting an African Regional Director to provide overall leadership and supervision in the planning and implementation of the Institute’s strategy and its rural development programs and operations in Africa.&nbsp; The primary functions include but are not limited to resource generation, mobilization, and development initiatives to support program and management goals, and program and Human Resources management and growth.

<p>A full scholarship (fees plus maintenance and travel) funded through the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme is available for applicants to the MSc in Climate Change and Development programme at University of Sussex/Institute for Development Studies, UK for entry October 2011.</p> <p>Potential applicants must undertake the following process in the order stated.</p> <ol> <li>Check their eligibility for the award (see criteria below)</li> <li>Submit an application for the MSc in Climate Change and Development using the online application f

<p>A <a href="">new web page</a> provides information on and access to the 2 films and accompanying educational materials based on stories by Jesse Ribot and co-directed and produced by Pape Faye and Jesse Ribot. The films both address obstacles to the making and implementation of fair forest management policies. The web page provides descriptions of each film, information on the research behind and making of the films, and access to copies of the films.

<p>The EUDN PhD Student Workshop aims at giving PhD students in Development Economics an opportunity to present papers in an informal environment, as well as to exchange the results of recent and ongoing research in different fields of development economics. In 2011, a seminar will be organized jointly by the EUDN and the Tinbergen Institute. The event will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at short distance from International Airport Schiphol.</p> <p>Contributions from all possible fields of development economics are welcome.

<p>Each year the Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship to a small number of social entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s most pressing problems. The Skoll Award includes a core support grant to the organization to be paid over three years and a noncash award to the social entrepreneur that is presented at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. The Skoll Foundation has an open application process for Awards consideration.

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