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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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Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Plant and Soil Science | UC Davis-California | Application Deadline August 1, 2016.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Plant and Soil Science | UC Davis-California | Application Deadline August 1, 2016. | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Plant and Soil Science | UC Davis-California | Application Deadline August 1, 2016
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#Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Plant and Soil Science | application Deadline August 1, 2016. | #Ciheam #Alumni #FTN #NCA #UCDavis #USDA | A one year postdoctoral scholar position in plant and soil science is available for a highly motivated candidate. The project, funded by a United States Department of Agriculture (#USDA) grant, will examine the uptake and transport of nanoparticles through soil and into plants. The postdoctoral scholar will join a collaborative and integrative team composed of faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students studying nanoparticle fate and transport in soil, water, and plants. The postdoctoral scholar will work in the labs of Dr. Andrew McElrone (Department of Viticulture and Enology) and Dr. Sanjai Parikh (Department of Land, Air and Water Resources) with collaboration with other labs on campus. The successful candidate will be responsible for laboratory and greenhouse experiments to evaluate the mobility and bioaccumulation of metals and metal oxide nanoparticles into vegetable crops, and will have access to a range of cutting edge techniques for their work. An ideal candidate would have prior experience and expertise in studying nanoparticles within environmental systems, but this is not requisite for otherwise excellent candidates. The candidate will be expected to analyze and interpret existing datasets, generate new data, and write papers from experimental work to be published in top peerreviewed journals. For this position, a strong knowledge of fundamental plant physiology and general chemistry is expected. Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in plant/soil science, or a closely related field.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with researchers from many different scientific backgrounds.  Experience designing, planning, and conducting experimental procedures, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely manner.  The ability to communicate research findings both at professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals.  Excellent technical, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research. The following qualifications are preferred, but not required:  Previous experience working with nanoparticles in soil and plant systems.  Previous experience with ICP-MS, TEM, X-ray microtomography, PET scan imaging, radiochemistry, and plant hydraulic measurements.  Previous experience managing and mentoring graduate or undergraduate students. Salary: Salary and benefits are consistent with UC Davis policy and applicant experience. To Apply: Please apply by sending your 1) CV inclusive of publications, awards, and laboratory experience; 2) a cover letter discussing your experience with plant physiology and nanoparticles in environmental systems, experimental qualifications, research interests and motivations for this position; and 3) the names of three references to Andrew McElrone (ajmcelrone@ucdavis.edu) and Sanjai Parikh (sjparikh@ucdavis.edu). This position is currently open and will preferably have a start date on or before August 1, 2016.
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Job opportunity | Extension Soil Fertility Specialist | Crop/Soil Sci Extension (ACS) Oregon state University | Deadline for application June 30, 2016

Job opportunity | Extension Soil Fertility Specialist | Crop/Soil Sci Extension (ACS) Oregon state University | Deadline for application June 30, 2016 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) , 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position has an academic home in the Department of Crop and Soil Science and will be based on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon.
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The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) , 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position has an academic home in the Department of Crop and Soil Science and will be based on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon. This position as a Soil Fertility Specialist has a statewide assignment. This position requires traveling for field research, workshops and presentations. The faculty member is expected to be a leader on soil fertility issues and research and will work with and support Extension and research faculty located across Oregon. Oregon state University: Department: Crop/Soil Sci Extension (ACS) Position Title : Assistant Professor Job Title: Extension Soil Fertility Specialist Apply here: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/login https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/25424
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Board of Trustees | Nominations for two Board Members for IFPRI

Board of Trustees | Nominations for two Board Members for IFPRI | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Nominations for two Board Members for IFPRI
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Nominations for two Board Members for IFPRI

The IFPRI Board of Trustees seeks two candidates, one with U.S. citizenship and one from the Latin America and Caribbean Region, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: development economics and agricultural economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, general agriculture, natural resource management, health, nutrition, financial management, and other fields related to IFPRI’s mission and vision. The Board is open to considering candidates from the private sector and from non-governmental organizations. Please send nominations by July 15 to be considered.

An IFPRI Board member is appointed for a three year-term (calendar year) which can be renewed for one additional term based on performance. Board members are paid an honorarium and expenses for participating, but not a salary. The new members will be nominated by the Board by September 2016 and begin their term on January 1, 2017. The first meeting will take place the week of May 16, 2017.

To apply and nominate someone, please submit the candidate’s CV and a cover letter to Stacy Roberts, Board Secretary, at IFPRIInstitutionalRelations@cgiar.org.
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Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU
IPES

Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU<br/>IPES | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU IPES-Food this week launched a three-year process of reflection and research in order to identify the policy tools that would be needed to deliver sustainable food systems in Europe. This process, entitled ‘Towards a Common Food Policy for the European Union’, Learn more:
Download the Concept Note (PDF): Towards a Common Food Policy for the European Union : http://www.ipes-food.org/images/Reports/CFP_ConceptNote_FINAL.pdf
Watch the video: Why we need food policies - Olivier De Schutter, address to European Economic and Social Committee (11.03): http://ipes-food.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a81ecceada55ac9f7a6344a39&id=46e3efb2fc&e=e2a6c91507
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A new way to visualise the global economy

A new way to visualise the global economy | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
A new map by the folks at HowMuch.net provides a fascinating perspective on the worldwide economy.
The map represents each country relative to the size of its nominal gross domestic produ...
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A new map by the folks at HowMuch.net provides a fascinating perspective on the worldwide economy.

The map represents each country relative to the size of its nominal gross domestic product, the type of GDP that is not adjusted for inflation. The larger the area, the larger the size of the economy.

Each area is divided into three sectors — services, industrial, and agricultural — to visualize which industries contribute most to the country’s GDP.

The result is as follows Link:

http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/07/a-new-way-to-visualise-the-global-economy?utm_content=bufferac0ac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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7th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development to be held in Phnom Penh of Cambodia 16-17 January 2016 | International Society of Environmental and Rural Development

7th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development to be held in Phnom Penh of Cambodia 16-17 January 2016 | International Society of Environmental and Rural Development | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Dear colleagues in the Fields of Environment and Development,

Greetings from the secretariat of ISERD, International Society of
Environmental and Rural Development!

The International Society of Environmental and Rural Development is pleased to announce the 7th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development to be held in Phnom Penh of Cambodia during 16-17 January 2016.
The main objective of this conference is to discuss and develop thesuitable and effective strategies for suitable rural development taking into account of agricultural and environmental aspects in developing processes.
Scientists and facilitators of all disciplines belonging to
international, governmental or non-governmental organizations are invited to participate in the conference.

Potential participants are invited to submit an abstract through e-mail to the Conference Secretariat, 7thicerd@gmail.com by 15 August, 2015. Full manuscript presented at the conference will be published in the International Journal of Rural Development, IJERD, after a peer-reviewing process.

Download the Announcement of the 7th ICERD here:

http://iserd.net/icerd/7th_2016/7th%20ICERD%20Pamphlet%20Final%202016.pdf

 

Sincerely yours,

ISERD Secretariat


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http://www.iserd.net
Executive Secretary: Machito MIHARA, Prof. Dr.

In the Research Center of ERECON Headquarters,
ERECON-Institute of Environmental Rehabilitation and Conservation,
2987-1 Onoji Machida-shi, Tokyo 195-0064, Japan
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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

Click the link provided to see the complete job description.

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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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[New release] Global Environmental Outlook GEO-6 Assessment for the Pan European region report published by UNEP and UNECE.

[New release] Global Environmental Outlook GEO-6 Assessment for the Pan European region report published by UNEP and UNECE. | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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[New release]
Global Environmental Outlook GEO-6 Assessment for the Pan European region report published by UNEP and UNECE. | #Ciheam #Alumni #FTN | Via Prof. Pandi Zdruli, Ciheam-Bari, Coordinating Lead Author for the chapter 2.8. Land
Download here: http://uneplive.unep.org/media/docs/assessments/GEO_6_Assessment_pan_European_region.pdf
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Organic World Congress 2017 'An Organic World through an Organic India.' |  9-11 November 2017 New Delhi-India

Organic World Congress 2017 'An Organic World through an Organic India.' |  9-11 November 2017 New Delhi-India | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Organic World Congress 2017 Once every three years, IFOAM - Organics International organizes the Organic World Congress (OWC) in a different country to achieve its vision as the global organic movement and also to provide a platform where organic stakeholders can share their knowledge and expertise and establish valuable partnerships. The OWC is considered the leading event for the development of the organic sector worldwide. It is held to promote and celebrate the inevitable turning of global agriculture to organic farming methods and to measure progress. The last (18th) edition of the Organic World Congress was organized in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2014. India won the bid to host the 19th IFOAM Organic World Congress at a very critical time in its agricultural history. The organic food movement has grown by four times in the last three years. The OWC will no doubt play a critical and unprecedented role in supporting the Indian organic farming movement and tilting India's agriculture policy firmly and irrevocably in the direction of organic. At the same time, it will enable solidarity among organic farmers and organic farming associations across continents, supporting the efforts of the Intercontinental Network of Organic Farming Organisations (INOFO). For these reasons, the theme of the 19th OWC is 'An Organic World through an Organic India.' Learn more: https://owc.ifoam.bio/2017
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Call for Innovations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | Deadline 30 April 2016

Call for Innovations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | Deadline 30 April 2016 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Call for Innovations for the SDGs
The first annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations in New York, on June 6 and 7, 2016. Among other things, the STI Forum will aim to feature innovations and solutions for the sustainable development goals. In this context, the Inter-agency Task Team on STI for the SDGs (IATT) and the 10-Member Group to support the TFM are supporting a Call for Action for the sharing of Innovations for the SDGs via http://stisolutions4sdgs.globalinnovationexchange.org Innovations submitted to the platform will be reviewed and a number of them will be chosen to be highlighted at the first annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs. Please submit contributions by 30 April 2016 through http://stisolutions4sdgs.globalinnovationexchange.org
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Call for nominations: 2016 UNESCO Prize for girls’ and women’s education

Call for nominations: 2016 UNESCO Prize for girls’ and women’s education | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
On International Women’s Day, UNESCO is launching a call for nominations to the first edition of the new UNESCO Prize for girls’ and women’s education.

The annual Prize honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.

Supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is conferred on two laureates awarded with USD 50,000 each, to recognize their exceptional contributions and support their work in advancing education for girls and women.

UNESCO is now inviting Member States and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO to submit nominations for candidates who have effectively promoted the advancement of girls’ and women’s education. Please note that self-nominations will not be considered.

Established in 2015 by UNESCO’s Executive Board, the Prize contributes to the attainment of the Organization’s global priorities and to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, in particular Sustainable Development Goals 4 on education and 5 on gender equality.

Deadline for submissions: 20 April 2016 (midnight Paris time)

Consult the application guide for complete details on how to submit a nomination.
Submit your nomination
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On International Women’s Day, UNESCO is launching a call for nominations to the first edition of the new UNESCO Prize for girls’ and women’s education. The annual Prize honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives. Supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is conferred on two laureates awarded with USD 50,000 each, to recognize their exceptional contributions and support their work in advancing education for girls and women. UNESCO is now inviting Member States and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO to submit nominations for candidates who have effectively promoted the advancement of girls’ and women’s education. Please note that self-nominations will not be considered. Established in 2015 by UNESCO’s Executive Board, the Prize contributes to the attainment of the Organization’s global priorities and to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, in particular Sustainable Development Goals 4 on education and 5 on gender equality.
Deadline for submissions: 20 April 2016 (midnight Paris time) Consult the application guide for complete details on how to submit a nomination. Submit your nomination http://en.unesco.org/news/call-nominations-2016-unesco-prize-girls-and-women-s-education
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Job Opening #44086: Principal Management & Programme Analyst (D-1 level)| UN Careers

Job Opening #44086: Principal Management & Programme Analyst (D-1 level)| UN Careers | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Job Opening #44086: Principal Management & Programme Analyst (D-1 level) | You can apply via this portal  https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx ;

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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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http://webcasting.ifad.org/agtalks

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

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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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