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Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, 2014/16- Deadline for application January 10th, 2014.

Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, 2014/16- Deadline for application January 10th, 2014. | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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"The Mundus Journalism Consortium is offering a limited number of masters scholarship for both EU and non-EU students. Students who have granted a Mundus scholarship will have to study module 5 and 6 in the spring semester at one of international partner universities: University of California at Berkeley in USA; University of Technology Sydney in Australia; Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. English language proficiency is required. Category A scholarships are expected to be worth € 48,000 for the 2014-2016 programme. Category B scholarships are expected to be worth €23,000 for the 2014-2016 programme. Application deadline is 10 January 2014.

 

Eligibility: -Category A scholarships can be awarded to students from countries other than the 28 EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, the UK, Sweden, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) and the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland). Furthermore, you must comply with the 12 months rule: you are not a resident nor have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in the above mentioned countries.
-The five-year reference period for this rule is calculated backwards as from the application submission deadline.
-Additional Category A scholarships are expected to be available within the Windows Scheme for a limited number of students from: Western Balkans and Turkey (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo) ENPI South (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Occupied Palestinian Territory) ENPI East (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) Erasmus Mundus Category B scholarships for European (EU/EEA) students and others.
-Category B scholarships can be awarded to any student who does not fulfill the criteria for a category A scholarship. The Category B scholarships are connected to the ‘Study Abroad’ programme at our non-European partners (Please find further details in the application form).
- Students fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both Category A and B (e.g. students with a double nationality) must select the Category of their choice. As a result, they are entitled to apply only to one of the two categories of scholarship at a time;
-Students must have obtained a first higher education degree before the course start of the Mundus Journalism; Individuals who have already benefited from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a Master’s programme are not eligible for a second scholarship for another Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme.
-Students benefiting from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus Master’s studies....

To apply

http://mundusjournalism.com/admissions
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[Post-doctoral opportunity] FSI | FSE - Hiring announcement: post-doctoral fellow in sustainable palm oil production

[Post-doctoral opportunity] FSI | FSE - Hiring announcement: post-doctoral fellow in sustainable palm oil production | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Aiming to generate solutions to the persistent problems of global hunger and environmental damage from agricultural practices worldwide.
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Hiring announcement: post-doctoral fellow in sustainable palm oil productionNew grant for palm oil research

Position announcement: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Graduate School of Business, and Department of Earth Systems Science, Stanford University

The new Global Development and Poverty (GDP) initiative on Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Palm Oil Production is hiring a post-doctoral fellow to contribute to the research and coordination of the project, take a leading role in various aspects of field research, and participate in team meetings, publications, and outreach. The successful candidate will advance research and publications within the project related to the post-doc’s personal academic interests, but also facilitate the project by working directly with all team members to ensure integration of project components.

The project focuses on private and public sector strategies for promoting sustainable palm oil, with sustainability defined by environmental, social, and economic objectives. The main goals are: i) to identify operational nodes within the palm oil value chain that can be modified to enhance rural incomes, alleviate poverty, and reduce tropical deforestation; and ii) to build capacity in palm oil producing countries through government, NGO, and private sector partnerships to help ensure a steady transition toward smallholder participation and minimal deforestation. The project will focus on three countries where oil palm is a dominant commercial crop or a rapidly emerging commercial crop: Indonesia, Ghana, and Cameroon.

Required qualifications:

·       Completion of a PhD or MBA degree

·       Significant field work experience in a developing country, preferably in SE Asia or West Africa

·       Demonstrated experience and interest in areas related to economic development, poverty, and environment

·       Comfortable in foreign settings and willingness to travel frequently

Other qualifications for consideration:

·       Graduate training in one or more of the following areas: development economics, operations management, industrial engineering, value chain analysis, public finance, or other relevant areas of business

·       Knowledge of the palm oil sector

·       Language skills (Bahasa Indonesian or French preferred)

Applications are due on September 30, 2015.

The starting date will be November 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. The term of the position is two years, with a possible extension for a third year depending on funding availability and performance.

The appointment will be made at a competitive salary with health and other university benefits specified by Stanford University’s Post-Doctoral Fellow guidelines.

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to:

Laura Seaman, (lseaman@stanford.edu)

Communications and External Relations Manager

Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University

Job Announcementpost-doc_announcement_gdp_stanford.pdfhttp://www.iaae-agecon.org/UserFiles/file/Post-Doc%20Announcement%20GDP%20Stanford%20(2).pdf
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29th ICAE, August 8-14, 2015 Milan, Italy Agriculture in an Interconnected World IAAE | Triennial Conference 2015

29th ICAE, August 8-14, 2015 Milan, Italy Agriculture in an Interconnected World  IAAE | Triennial Conference 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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CONFERENCES  | IAAE Triennial Conference 

29th ICAE, August 8-14, 2015 | Milan, Italy
Agriculture in an Interconnected World

Improved access to information appears to have greatly affected the performance of markets in many rural areas, especially markets for perishable products. The emergence of money transfer and payment mechanisms has potentially enormous implications for access to finance and payment, with options for a huge population of people currently without access to banks. The Agriculture in an Interconnected Worldtheme is intended to capture the widespread adoption of new communication technologies. It embraces a broad range of interconnections that are contributing to unprecedented changes in global agriculture, such as:

links between agricultural and energy markets through biofuels, and inputs of fuel and fertilizer;links between agriculture and other uses of land;links between agriculture and other sectors, as labor moves out of agriculture in developing countries;the supermarket revolution in developing countries;trade policy debates, both when prices are high and when they are low;the collective action problems associated with price volatility;international investment in agricultural land;links between scientifi c progress and productivity growth in agriculture;climate change and agriculture; andcompetition between agriculture and other users of increasingly scarce water.

The 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists will focus on these changes, their effects, and the best ways to address the challenges. The conference will be held in the wonderful northern-Italian city of Milan, site of EXPO 2015, providing a forum for exchange of ideas and new insights.

Important Dates
August 8-14, 2015 - ICAE Conference, Milan, Italy

For More Information
For further details on submitted papers, organized symposia, and pre-conference workshops, see the ICAE 2015 website http://icae2015.org.

 

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DAAD-ARPPIS doctoral scholarships available for study at icipe, Kenya

DAAD-ARPPIS doctoral scholarships available for study at icipe, Kenya | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it

African insect science for food and health. Research on pests, vectors and beneficial insects for human, animal, plant, environmental health.

ICIPE's mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building.

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On behalf of Dr. Rob Skilton, Head, icipe’s Capacity Building Programme,  I wish to inform you that icipe,  in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), requests applications for doctoral research scholarships in the African Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS) - 2015. A total of twelve ARPPIS PhD Scholarships are available to nationals of any sub-Saharan Country. Successful candidates will carry out their research within selected projects in icipe. The programme is expected to commence in September 2015.


 Full details on application requirements are available on: http://www.icipe.org/index.php/component/content/article/43-capacity-building-/937-daad-arppis-doctoral-scholarships-available-for-study-at-icipe-kenya.html . Applications will be accepted on email (arppis2015@icipe.org ) until 6 June 2015. We therefore kindly request that PAEPARD assist us in getting this call for applications to as many potential applicants as possible, through wide dissemination of this announcement and sharing the link within your respective professional and personal networks, especially your African network contacts.  We would also highly appreciate posting of the link on your  institute’s social networks and web-page.
With kind regards,
Ms. Lilian Igweta-TonnangTraining Officericipe's Capacity Building &Institutional Development (CB&ID) ProgrammeDuduville Headquarters, KasaraniP.O. Box 30772 00100Nairobi, KENYAOffice Tel: +254 20 863 2272www.icipe.org
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AgTalks - Cultivating change: Bridging the gap between smallholder farmers and consumers | 1st april IFAD

AgTalks - Cultivating change: Bridging the gap between smallholder farmers and consumers | 1st april IFAD | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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AgTalks Live Webcast 1 April Cultivating change: : Bridging the gap between smallholder farmers and consumers

 

Food systems are often focused on maximizing profits rather than generating income on a sustainable basis for smallholder farmers. But in the context of rapid urbanization throughout the developing world, ensuring sustainable rural transformation and building vibrant rural communities is essential to global food security. Transformation of rural areas and sustainable smallholder agriculture involves creating viable market linkages between small farmers and consumers. This third session of AgTalks brings together experts to address various approaches to building these linkages and helping small farmers succeed.

 

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L'Italie convertit 25 millions d'euros de la dette tunisienne en projets de développement

L'Italie convertit 25 millions d'euros de la dette tunisienne en projets de développement | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
L'Italie convertit 25 millions d'euros de la dette tunisienne en projets de développement
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#Tunisie | L'Italie convertit 25 millions d'euros de la dette tunisienne en projets de développement

L'Italie a décidé de convertir 25 millions de dinars de la dette tunisienne, soit environ 53 millions de dinars (1 euro= 2,122 TND) en projets de développement et d'investissement, a déclaré à l'agence TAP, une source du ministère des Affaires Etrangères.

Les projets de développement seront identifiés prochainement en commun accord entre la Tunisie et l'Italie, selon la même source.

Cristina Natoli, directrice de la coopération italienne à l'Ambassade d'Italie à Tunis a confirmé, dans une déclaration à l'agence TAP, la décision du gouvernement italien de convertir cette partie de la dette tunisienne en projets de développement en faveur des régions défavorisées.

Les projets qui seront entrepris dans ce cadre seront des initiatives à caractère social et conformes aux priorités du gouvernement tunisien", a-t-elle dit.

 

Source: http://www.webmanagercenter.com/actualite/economie/2015/03/25/161860/tunisie-l-italie-convertit-25-millions-d-euros-de-la-dette-tunisienne-en-projets-de-developpement

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Conference Our Common Future under Climate Change | Paris July 7-10, 2015

Conference Our Common Future under Climate Change | Paris July 7-10, 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Our Common Future under Climate Change: a major international scientific conference in the COP21 perspective
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Conference Our Common Future under Climate Change | Paris July 7-10, 2015 | This Conference offers the opportunity to take part in the largest scientific event ahead of the UNFCCC COP21 negotiations | This four-day Conference is the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the COP21 of the UNFCCC in 2015 |  The Conference will address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. Organized around daily themes, the Conference focuses on moving from present knowledge to future solutions.

Learn more: http://www.commonfuture-paris2015.org/

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International Humanitarian Affairs Summer School - Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, The University of York

International Humanitarian Affairs Summer School - Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, The University of York | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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International Humanitarian Affairs Summer School - Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, The University of York

For more details about this exciting and innovative course, please download the course programme and application form below. The closing date for applications is 15 May 2015.

Summer School 2015 Course Programme (PDF , 1,212kb)

http://www.york.ac.uk/media/prdu/documents/Course%20programme.pdf

Summer School 2015 Application Form (MS Word , 101kb) 

http://www.york.ac.uk/media/prdu/documents/Application%20Form.doc

Contact:

Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit
University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
Tel: work 01904 322640 | sally.clark@york.ac.uk

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YEI - Youth Employment Inventory

YEI - Youth Employment Inventory | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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#Ciheam #Alumni #FTN | Youth joblessness and underemployment are among the most challenging economic and social problems that we face in almost every country. Thus, governments and policymakers across the globe are intent on identifying policies and programs which increase the probability that jobless youth will find work, raise the productivity and income of the underemployed, and facilitate a transition from school to labor market without extended delay. YEI addresses this demand by identifying effective approaches to promote youth employment. The database…

provides a global inventory of more than 750 projects to support young workers in over 90 countries.introduces analyses and good practice experience on impact of youth employment interventions worldwideoffers information about research on youth employment, upcoming events and recent publications.links implementing agencies, the donor community, youth networks, organizations, and individuals active in the field of youth employment.invites you to join the YEI by sharing your project information with us

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http://www.youth-employment-inventory.org/

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Opinion: Let’s Grant Women Land Rights and Power Our Future | Inter Press Service

Opinion: Let’s Grant Women Land Rights and Power Our Future | Inter Press Service | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Women's land rights are key to sustainable agriculture - Op-ed by @UNCCD Chief M. Barbut http://t.co/o52mGKtBsy http://t.co/tjaO5LhRsW
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Opinion: Let’s Grant Women Land Rights and Power Our FutureBy Monique Barbut

Women are not only the world’s primary food producers. They are hardworking and innovative and, they invest far more of their earnings in their families than men. But most lack the single most important asset for accessing investment resources – land rights.

Women’s resourcefulness is astonishing, but they are no fools. They invest their income where they are most likely to see returns, but not in the land they have no rights to. Land tenure is the powerful political tool that governments use to give or deny these rights. We are paying a high price for the failure to grant land rights to the women who play a vital role in agriculture.

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http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/03/opinion-lets-grant-women-land-rights-and-power-our-future/

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Summary- Women are the world’s primary food producers. They produce up to 80 percent of the total food and make up 43 percent of the workforce in developing countries. But in most of these countries, their lack of land rights reduces their productivity considerably. Granting land rights to women can raise farm production by 20-30 per cent in developing countries, and increase a country’s total agricultural production by up to 4 per cent.


Insight-  women have dealt with land degradation and fed the world without the support they need. Granting them land rights could not only benefit them and their families, but also the entire world. My belief is that more developed countries, in which women enjoy almost all the benefits men do, should teach other countries the benefits of gender equality, at least in the agricultural sector. It might take a while, since gender inequality practices are deeply rooted in the culture of the less developed countries, but I think it is something we can achieve with global partnership. 

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VACANCY - PROJECT OFFICER | Water and Human Development Programme - UNU-INWEH | Deadline: March 27th, 2015

VACANCY - PROJECT OFFICER | Water and Human Development Programme - UNU-INWEH | Deadline: March 27th, 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Vacancies and working For UNU-INWEH: UNU is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
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[Job] #Ciheam #Alumni #FTN | INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT Hamilton, Canada | VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT PROJECT OFFICER | Water and Human Development Programme | (Perso nnel Service Agreement – PSA) | Organizational Unit : United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) | Reference Number : 2015/UNU/INWEH/PSA/PO/WHD/17 | Applications to : vacancy.INWEH@unu.edu
Closing Date : 27 March 2015
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Download the full Call for Job here : http://www.google.it/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Finweh.unu.edu%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F02%2FVA-2015-PSA-Programme-Officer-WHD-FINAL.pdf&ei=UnH1VKvLM82VarPfgtgE&usg=AFQjCNG79nNl1ubBC57UsJB0swiW9rKN1w&sig2=gCj6ZQY8Y5h9t7g1etu0OA&bvm=bv.87269000,d.d2s&cad=rja

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FAO/GIEWS - MAP: COUNTRIES IN CRISIS REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE - December 2014

FAO/GIEWS - MAP: COUNTRIES IN CRISIS REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE - December 2014 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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TERMINOLOGY

Countries requiring external assistance for food are expected to lack the resources to deal with reported critical problems of food insecurity. Food crises are nearly always due to a combination of factors, but for the purpose of response planning, it is important to establish whether the nature of food crises is predominantly related to lack of food availability, limited access to food, or severe but localized problems. Accordingly, the list of countries requiring external assistance is organized into three broad, not mutually exclusive, categories:

Countries facing an exceptional shortfall in aggregate food production/supplies as a result of crop failure, natural disasters, interruption of imports, disruption of distribution, excessive post-harvest losses, or other supply bottlenecks.

Countries with widespread lack of access, where a majority of the population is considered to be unable to procure food from local markets, due to very low incomes, exceptionally high food prices, or the inability to circulate within the country.

Countries with severe localized food insecurity due to the influx of refugees, a concentration of internally displaced persons, or areas with combinations of crop failure and deep poverty.

Unfavourable Prospects for Current Crops are countries where prospects point to a shortfall in production of current crops as a result of a reduction of the area planted and/or yields due to adverse weather conditions, plant pests, diseases and other calamities.

http://www.fao.org/giews/english/hotspots/map.htm?utm_content=buffer874d2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Master's Degree and Internship Program of the African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative) | Countries & Regions | JICA

Master's Degree and Internship Program of the African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative) | Countries & Regions | JICA | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Master's Degree and Internship Program of the African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative) | #JICA

#Ciheam #Alumni #FTN #Interships | "The objective of the ABE Initiative master's degree and internship program is to support young personnel who have the potential to contribute to the development of industries in Africa. This program offers opportunities for young African men and women to study at master's courses in Japanese universities as international students (hereafter referred to as participants) and experience internships at Japanese enterprises..." Learn morehttp://www.jica.go.jp/english/countries/africa/internship.html

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World Food Prize Nominations 2015: Recognizing and Inspiring Breakthrough Achievements in Feeding the World

World Food Prize Nominations 2015: Recognizing and Inspiring Breakthrough Achievements in Feeding the World | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain.

 

To submit a nomination, please visit this form:http://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=28504&audienceID=1

The next round of nominations will be due May 1, 2015.

 Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy. Read more: http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/nominations/the_world_food_prize_nomination_procedure/
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Development aid/ Job Broadcast | Young Professionals (YP's) at Inter-American Development Bank.

Development aid/ Job Broadcast | Young Professionals (YP's) at Inter-American Development Bank. | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it

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Young Professionals (YP's)-1500004461

 

Description

 

Young Professionals Program.(YPP)

 

We are looking for exceptionally qualified and motivated Young Professionals eager to start a career at the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

The IDB seeks candidates with experience in areas which will support our institutional priorities: 

Reducing poverty and social inequalities;Addressing the needs of small and vulnerable countries; Fostering development through the private sector; Addressing climate change, renewable energy and environmental sustainability;and Promoting regional cooperation and integration. 

Participants selected for theProgram are offered a 24-month contract with the Bank and are treated as full-fledged staff members who at any time may be invited to fill a regular staff position. Young Professionals also may be assigned to a Country Office as part of the Program. It should be understood that the IDB reserves the right toterminate any participant's contract at any point during the program's durationin accordance with the terms and conditions of Staff Regulations of the Bank.In addition, if not selected for a regular staff position at the end of two years, the YPP contract will be terminated.

 

The IDB is committed to promoting diversity and views greater representation of diverse groups at the Bank,including people of African descent and Indigenous Peoples, as integral to its activities with governments and civil society. Therefore, Afro-descendants and Indigenous Peoples are encouraged to apply using the Diversity YoungProfessional application (DYP)

All interested candidates must fully complete the application process by July 31, 2015.

 

Selection Process

 

August 1/ August 15: The Human Resources Department (HRD) reviews applications, ensuring that all eligibility requirements are met.  

August 16/September 1: The strongest candidates with experience in the Bank's priority areas/sectors are contacted for online assessments.

September/ September 14: Top 200 candidates are reviewed by interdepartmental panels, telephone interviews areconducted.

October/November (date TBD):Interviews in Washington DC for the top 24 candidates

 

The goal of the interview is toidentify the following characteristics:Flexibility and capacity to work in different areas of the organization;Strong analytical skills as evidenced by academic success and other personal achievements;Interpersonal, team and communication skills in a multicultural setting; and,A desire and readiness to serve in field assignments (in IDB country offices in Latin America and the Caribbean).

 

The final selection of candidates is made by a senior level selection panel. The number of selected candidates for a given year is determined upon budgetary allocations; usually between ten and fourteen Young Professionals enter the Bank with each cohort.

 

January 16 2016: YP On-Boarding starts

 

Condition of Employment

 

The Bank pays transportation costs for finalist candidates traveling from outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area for interviews as well as for employment. 

 

If assigned to Washington DC, the Bank will request a G (IV) visa from the United States Consulate in the candidate's country of origin for non U.S citizen or permanent residentcandidates selected to participate in the program and their eligible dependents.   Individuals holding J-1 or H-1 visas will be requested to obtain authorization from sponsors.

 

If a finalist candidate is unableto obtain the visa or release from sponsor to work at the IDB, the offer of employment will be rescinded.

 

The Bank will offer a 2 years fixed term staff contract with benefits (including relocation if applicable).

 

Placement

 

The 24 months of the YPP comprise 2 departmental rotations, unless the YP is invited to fill a regular full timeposition during the first year.  The first rotation is decided by the Bank and is based on departmental needs and the candidate's skills. The YP's second rotation, during the second year, results from a mutual agreement on the YP's desires for placement and the needs of the receiving department.  Young Professionals also may be assigned to a Country Office as part of the Program.  YPs are expected to assume the functions, responsibilities and workload assigned to them by their designated supervisors.

 

Training and Mentoring 

 

Young Professionals are eligible for Bank training activities including Bank orientation sessions and language and technical training. In addition, to facilitate their transition to the IDB, Young Professionals are assigned a mentor (a senior Bank staff member) to help maximize the participant's experience and contribution to the IDB.

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

Requirements for the Young Professionals Program:

 

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

Be a citizen of one of the Bank's member countries;Be 32 years of age or younger as of January 1st of the application year;Be fluent in English and Spanish, with a working knowledge of a third official Bank language (French or Portuguese);Have obtained a Master's or equivalent higher education degree from an accredited university at the time of submitting your application (your degree must have been already awarded);Have one or more years of professional experience in business related to the Bank; andBe exempt from any military obligation for the duration of the program.

Eligible[1] applicants who wish to declare themselves as Afro-descendant or Indigenous must meet all of the criteria above with the following allowances:

Be 35 years of age or younger as of January 1st of the application year;Be fluent in one of the working languages of the Bank (English, Spanish, French or Portuguese) and  working knowledge of a second official language of the Bank is desired;
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Climate Change Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions- Online course- University of Exeter

Climate Change Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions- Online course- University of Exeter | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it

This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses and the solutions available to reduce those risks.

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Challenges and Solutions

This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses and the solutions available to reduce  those climate changes that cannot be avoided.

ABOUT THE COURSE

The course is aimed at the level of students entering university, and seeks to provide an inter-disciplinary introduction to what is a broad field. It engages a number of experts from the University of Exeter and a number of partner organisations.

The course will set contemporary human-caused climate change within the context of past nature climate variability. Then it will take a risk communication approach, balancing the ‘bad news’ about climate change impacts on natural and human systems with the ‘good news’ about potential solutions. These solutions can help avoid the most dangerous climate changes and increase the resilience of societies and ecosystems to those climate changes that cannot be avoided.

 

FREE online course

 

Duration: 8 weeks

 

3 hours pw

 

Certificates available

START DATES TBADATE TO BE ANNOUNCEDEDUCATORSTim Lenton (Lead Educator)REQUIREMENTS

 

No previous experience or qualifications required.

Read more:  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-change-challenges-and-solutions ;

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Equator Prize 2015 - Call for Nominations

Equator Prize 2015 - Call for Nominations | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it

The Equator Initiative is a partnership that brings together the United Nations, civil society, business, governments and local groups to help build the capacity and raise the profile of grassroots efforts that promote sustainable communities in developing countries within the equatorial belt.

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A GLOBAL SEARCH FOR GRASSROOTS CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS

The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce a global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2015 as part of an extensive partnership effort underway to strengthen and highlight the role of indigenous peoples and local communities at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP21).

The Equator Prize 2015 will be awarded to 20 outstanding local and indigenous initiatives that are advancing innovative solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Winning initiatives will join a prestigious network of 187 leading community-based organizations from 70 different countries that have been awarded the Equator Prize since 2002. Each winning initiative will receive US$ 10,000 and be supported to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events at the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris, France in December 2015.

http://equatorinitiative.org/index.php?lang=en

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7th World Water Forum 2015 Water for Our Future, April 12 -17, 2015 | Daegu EXCO, Gyeongju HICO- Korea

7th World Water Forum 2015 Water for Our Future, April 12 -17, 2015 | Daegu EXCO, Gyeongju HICO- Korea | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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CIHEAM-Bari will participate to the 7th World Water Forum - from April 12 to 17, 2015 - in two sessions with two presentations:

· Water for Food;
· Smart implementation of IWRM CIHEAM-Bari included with other international organization in the plenary session “water use efficiency, resuse and recycling of non conventional water resources”.

 

Program of the Forum: http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/introduce/program/overview.asp

Learn more: http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/main/

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3rd CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on "Land and Water Challenges" | Uruguay, 27-30 September 2015

3rd CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on "Land and Water Challenges" | Uruguay, 27-30 September 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Dear Colleagues and Friends

I am pleased  to announce the 3rd CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on “Land and Water Challenges” dedicated to “Tools for Development” to be held at Colonia, Uruguay, 27-30 September 2015.

Related information on objectives, themes and main dates are given in http://www.cigr2015.org . Please note that the page opens in Spanish and you have to click the Eng button, near the right upper corner, to get all in English  

 

The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 30. Let me invite you to submit abstracts and to participate at the conference with some article. All instructions are in the referred web page.

 

I kindly ask you to announce the conference among your colleagues in your country and abroad.

 

Hoping to meet you by the end September, with best regards and best wishes for Easter

Luis S Pereira

 

 

 

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Prof. Dr. Luis Santos Pereira
CEER - Biosystems Engineering
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 213653480 / +351 213653339
Fax: +351 213653287 or +351 213653238

 

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US China CERC Energy and Water - Funding Opportunity Announcement | Department of Energy | Deadline 4th May 2015

US China CERC Energy and Water - Funding Opportunity Announcement | Department of Energy | Deadline 4th May 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Funding Opportunity Announcement | Department of Energy | Deadline 4th May 2015 | #US #China #CERC #Energy and #Water | #Ciheam #Alumni #FTN |

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting applications for the formation of a Consortium to pursue five identified R&D topics at the nexus of energy and water (see Funding Opportunity Announcement PDF at the bottom of the page). These topics are:
Water use reduction at thermoelectric plants;
Treatment and management of non-traditional waters;
Improving sustainable hydropower design and operation;
Climate impact modeling, methods, and scenarios to support improved energy and water systems understanding; and
Data and analysis to inform planning, policy, and other decisions.

 

http://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/03/f20/CERC%20Energy%20and%20Water%20Funding%20Opportunity%20Announcement.pdf

 

The CERC website can be found here. http://www.us-china-cerc.org/

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Towards the Development of the Programme on Sustainable Food Systems (SFSP) | Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) - FAO

Towards the Development of the Programme on Sustainable Food Systems (SFSP) | Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) - FAO | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Towards the Development of the Programme on Sustainable Food Systems (SFSP) | Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) - FAO
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FAO and UNEP are jointly developing a programme on sustainable food systems under the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP- http://www.unep.org/10yfp/). It builds upon the experience and work under the FAO/UNEP Sustainable Food Systems Programme (http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/sustainable-food-consumption-and-production/en/), with the support of Switzerland. Towards the Development of the Programme on Sustainable Food Systems (SFSP) | Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) - FAOAs part of this process, FAO and UNEP are organizing a public consultation in order to:take stock of information on initiatives of relevance for the development of the Programme,collect comments and input on a short draft concept note, for the further development of the Programmecollect potential expressions of interest of entities to participate in the ProgrammeThe consultation is open from 13.03.2015 to 17.4.2015 At http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/forum/discussions/sustainable-food-systems  The results of the consultation will be used to further develop the programme with the support and guidance of a multistakeholder advisory committee.  More details on the process are available on the Web site of the 10YFP.We particularly encourage those of you who are engaged in sustainable food systems to take advantage of this event. Your contributions will be particularly valuable.  

We look forward to your contributions.

Ms Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General
Mr Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director 

 

http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/forum/discussions/sustainable-food-systems

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Connaissez-vous l'annuaire des expert-e-s en genre ? - Genre en action

Connaissez-vous l'annuaire des expert-e-s en genre ? - Genre en action | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
L'annuaire des expert-e-s en genre, proposé par Genre en Action, recense actuellement près de 200 consultant-e-s et organisations de toute la (...)
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Connaissez-vous l’annuaire des expert-e-s en genre ?

L’annuaire des expert-e-s en genre, proposé par Genre en Action, recense actuellement près de 200 consultant-e-s et organisations de toute la francophonie.

Identifier et mettre en relation des ressources humaines compétentes dans le domaine de l’égalité F/H est essentiel, car l’expertise genre est un facteur-clé de réussite des projets de développement.

Le but de l’annuaire des expert-e-s en genre est de recenser et de mettre à la disposition de tout public une liste internationale d’expert-e-s francophones dans le domaine du genre.

S’inscrire dans l’annuaire
Si vous souhaitez figurer dans l’annuaire de expert-e-s en genre, merci de bien vouloir renseigner le formulaire mis à disposition à cet effet. C’est gratuit et ne prend que quelques minutes !

Consulter l’annuaire
Si vous rechercher de l’expertise en genre, nous vous invitons à consulter les profils existants.

http://www.genreenaction.net/spip.php?article6558

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The War on Genetically-Modified-Food Critics: Et tu, National Geographic? by Timothy Wise

The War on Genetically-Modified-Food Critics: Et tu, National Geographic? by Timothy Wise | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
The consensus on the safety of GM food is perfectly clear: there is no consensus.
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The War on Genetically-Modified-Food Critics: Et tu, National Geographic? by Timothy Wise -Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University

 

"Since when is the safety of genetically modified food considered “settled science” on a par with the reality of evolution? That was the question that jumped to mind when I saw the cover of the March 2015 National Geographic and the lead article, “Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?”

The cover title: “The War on Science.” The image: a movie set of a fake moon landing. Superimposed: a list of irrational battles being waged by “science doubters” against an implied scientific consensus:

“Climate change does not exist.”

“Evolution never happened.”

“The moon landing was faked.”

“Vaccinations can lead to autism.”

“Genetically modified food is evil.” WHAT?

Read more: http://foodtank.com/news/2015/02/the-war-on-genetically-modified-food-critics-et-tu-national-geographic

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[eCourse]Sustainable Agricultural Land Management | University of Florida

[eCourse]Sustainable Agricultural Land Management | University of Florida | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Sustainable Agricultural Land Management

This course will cover the agricultural and urban water quality issues in Florida, their bases, land and nutrient management strategies, and the science and policy behind the best management practices (BMPs). Students will learn to evaluate BMP research and analyze its role in determining practices and policies that protect water quality.
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Sustainable Agricultural Land Management | Coursera

This course will cover the agricultural and urban water quality issues in Florida, their bases, land and nutrient management strategies, and the science and policy behind the best management practices (BMPs). Students will learn to evaluate BMP research and analyze its role in determining practices and policies that protect water quality.

 

Course SyllabusCourse RequirementsWeekly Modules: the course material for each week is laid out in the weekly pages. Generally, it is a good idea to do the work in the order it is listedVideo Lectures: short presentations from Professor Hochmuth detail the key concepts for each weekDiscussion Forums: post, read, and respond in the forums to deepen your understanding of the conceptsQuizzes: check your understanding of the key concepts and terminology.  Stand-alone quizzes that you'll take after reviewing the material for that weekPeer Assessments: peer evaluation of the project rough draft and final project submissions. The final project is required if you wish to earn a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction. The project is divided into four total submissions, three individual parts and a final submission which should incorporate feedback from your peers on all three parts.

https://www.coursera.org/course/sustainableag

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2nd International Conference on Advances in Environment, Agriculture & Medical Sciences (ICAEAM'15) | 11th to 12th June 2015 Antalya, Turkey

2nd International Conference on Advances in Environment, Agriculture & Medical Sciences (ICAEAM'15) | 11th to 12th June 2015 Antalya, Turkey | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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2nd International Conference on Advances in Environment, Agriculture & Medical Sciences (ICAEAM'15) June 11-12, 2015 Antalya (Turkey ) ! Conference  11th to 12th June 2015
Antalya, Turkey

 

2nd International Conference on Advances in Environment, Agriculture & Medical Sciences (ICAEAM'15) scheduled on June 11-12, 2015 at Antalya (Turkey) aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Environment, Agriculture & Medical Sciences, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Check the event website http://iaast.org/2015/06/12/51 for more details.

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Scholarships for students from developing countries | Global Youth Leaders Program 2015 in Canada | Deadline: May 1, 2015

Scholarships for students from developing countries | Global Youth Leaders Program 2015 in Canada | Deadline: May 1, 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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This program is targeted to young leaders (20-30 years old) from developing countries who are working on development issues. Priority is given to people who:

Possess a minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in social, environmental or economic development in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, environment, access to education and health care, governance, and the rights of girls and women;Have great drive and passion for their work, demonstrated through their outstanding contributions in their organizations and communities;Are practitioners in civil society organizations including community-based organizations and not-for-profits, or active in public or private institutions, donor/philanthropic agencies, social movements or in a social enterprise/businessHave strong oral and written English language competencies.

Learn more: http://www.coady.stfx.ca/themes/youth/global_youth_leaders/

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