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The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges 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 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.


The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) which is being undertaken in collaboration with The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

South-Eastern Asia

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)


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.  The primary functions include but are not limited to resource generation, mobilization, and development initiatives to suppo


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.

Potential applicants must undertake the following process in the order stated.


A new web page 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 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.


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 International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) are undertaking a gender mapping of agriculture in Africa in order to better understand how to best target small-scale water management strategies to farmers.  In order to ensure our information is as accurate as possible we are inviting people who are knowledgeable on the gender pat

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