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DDRN Newsletter January 2010: ALL THEMATIC NEWS

Dear network member,

This newsletter contains ALL thematic news posted on the DDRN website since the previous thematic newsletter (November 2009) that are still relevant. It is sent to members who have not yet selected the news categories they wish to receive.

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Please note that thematic news that concern food security, climate change, and research communication are posted on the new respective sections of the website established to reflect the focal themes of DDRN. Monthly newsletters covering these themes are sent to all members.

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Please use the headings as links to read more about the news.

1. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION:
1.
Events:
Landbrug, uddannelse og beskæftigelse [in Danish]. January 27, 2010, 16:00-18:30 - Ibis, Nørrebrogade 68B, 3. sal, 2200 København N.

Agricultural development and support: Experience from the past, prospects for the future? March 18, 2010 - Eigtveds Pakhus, Copenhagen.

Exploring Agricultural Research for the future: a dialogue between young researchers from the South and the North. March 25-30, 2010 -Montpellier, France.

Challenges and Innovative Processes for Capacity Strengthening in Agriculture for Development. March 26-27, 2010Montpellier, France.

IAALD2010 - Scientific and Technical Information and Rural Development Highlights of Innovative Practices. April 26-29, 2010 - Montpellier, France.

Call for abstracts and posters: Global Conference on Aquaculture 2010 - Farming the Waters for People and Food. June 9-12, 2010 - Bangkok, Thailand. Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 30, 2010.

Revealing the Appeal and Potential of Agricultural Biodiversity for Africa: Status, Trends and Outlook for Future. July 19-24, 2010 - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 

Commercialisation of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities. October 25-28, 2010Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
For upcoming events announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

1. Papers and documents:
Agriculture and Copenhagen. Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, Platform Issue Paper 8, December 2009.

Linking Farm-Level Measurement Systems to Environmental Sustainability Outcomes: Challenges and Ways Forward. International Institute for Sustainable Development paper, by Aimee Russillo and László, October 2009.
For publications announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

1. Funding sources:
RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme (CARP). Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Deadline for submission of concept notes: February 15, 2010.
For funding sources announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

1. New links on the DDRN website:
AgriCultures Network
Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Community Development (JAFSCD)
Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR)
Sustainable Agriculture Information Network (Sustainet)

1. Other news:
Overview of key organisations and processes in rural development and Agridultural Research for Development (ARD). Copied from an internal study of the EIARD FSTP Project (title: "The Impacts of climate changes on food security in Africa: A Synthesis of existing work") with special permission from the EIARD Secretariat.

Call for Systematic Reviews for International Development. Department for International Development (DFID) will commission 25 systematic reviews on February 1, 2010 focusing on 5 thematic areas: Agriculture and Food, Climate and the Environment, Governance in Challenging Environments, Growth and Human Development.

Call for applications - Expert group for technical advice on organic production. Applications must be submitted not later than Friday February 12, 2010.

Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Community Development : Inaugural Call for papers. Authors are invited to submit papers under: Open calls (at any time on any subject related to the development aspects of agriculture and food systems) and/or special topic calls (between November 15, 2009, and February 15, 2010). 

Agriculture and Rural Development Day Bulletin: A summary report of the Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2009. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) bulletin vol.  170, no. 1, December 14, 2009.

ACP rural development: why Media matters? Report from 14th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on October 12, 2009.

Job: Vice President of International Programs at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Deadline for applications: March 31, 2010.

2. NRM AND BIODIVERSITY
2. Events:
6th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity: Getting the biodiversity targets right - working for sustainable development. February 1-5, 2010 - Trondheim, Norway.

Mining, People and the Environment. March 6, 2010 - Toronto, Canada.

Revealing the Appeal and Potential of Agricultural Biodiversity for Africa: Status, Trends and Outlook for Future. July 19-24, 2010 - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 
For upcoming events announced previously, plese visit the DDRN website

2. Papers and documents:
Fair deals for watershed services. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report, by Ivan Bond & James Mayers, January 2010.

The challenges of environmental mainstreaming: Experiences of integrating environment into development institutions and decisions. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) book, by Barry Dalal-Clayton and Steve Bass, November 2009.

Banking on Nature's Assets: How Multilaterial Development Banks can strenghten development by using ecosystem services. World Resources Institute (WRI) report, by J. Ranganathan, F. Irwin & C.R. Repinski, November 2009.
For publications on NRM and biodiveristy announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

2. Briefs:
Making Sub-Saharan African forests work for people and nature: Policy approaches in a changing global environment. International Uninion of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) policy brief, ed. Y. Katerere, P. Minang & H. Vanhanen, August 2009.
For briefs announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

2. Funding sources:
Kathryn Fuller Doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellowships (WWF-US). Deadline for submission of application: January 31, 2010.

Call for Applications: “Afrique One” Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ecosystem and Population Health. African Research Consortium for Ecosystem and Population Health. Closing date: February 1, 2010.

First call for research proposals under the Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation programme (ESPA). Deadline for submission of application: March 3, 2010.

Center for Tropical Forest Science grants. Next deadline for applications is April 1, 2010.
For funding sources announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

2. New links on DDRN website:
Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS)
Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR)

2. Other news:
Second DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference "Biodiversity and society: understanding connections, adapting to change". Presentations, main outputs, conference documents and more from the Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2009.

'10 messages for 2010' to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity. To celebrate the launch of the International Year of Biodiversity on January 11, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has commenced a series of concise, thematic assessments of biodiversity.

Job: Research fellow, International Governance of Biodiversity - IDDRI. Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations. Closing date: January 31, 2010.

3. URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT:
3. Events:
The Future of Cities. February 9-10, 2010Chatham House, London, United Kingdom.

Mining, People and the Environment. March 6, 2010 - Toronto, Canada.
For upcoming events announced previously, plese visit the DDRN website.

3. Papers and documents:
Global Report on Human Settlements 2009: Planning Sustainable Cities - Policy Directions. United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) report, 2009.

Future low carbon energy systems. Risø report 7, Edited by Hans Larsen and Leif Sønderberg Petersen, October 2008.
For publications announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

3. Briefs:
Citizen driven action on urban poverty reduction. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Environment and Urbanization Brief 17, October 2008.
For briefs announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

4. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGTHS:
4. Papers and documents:
Culture, Agency and Power: Theoretical Reflections on Informal Economic Networks and Political Process. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2009:27, by Kate Meagher, December 2009.

Bandits, Borderlands and Opium Wars: Afghan State-building Viewed from the Margins. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2009:26, by Jonathan Goodhand, November 2009.

Education and fragility: A new framework. Journal of Education for International Development 4:1 Paper, by Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, April 2009. 

Human security in an urban century: Local challenges, global perspectives. Canadian Consortium on Human Security (CCHS) Report, 2009.

The Quandaries of Coding and Ranking: evaluating poor state performance indexes. Crisis States Research Centre Working Paper No. 58, by Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín, November 2009.

A new approach to postwar reconstruction. Democracy Journal paper, Volume 20 No. 4, by Fredrik Galtung & Martin Tisné, October 2009.

Global burden of armed violence. Geneva Declaration Report, September 2008.
For publications announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

4. Briefs:
Human rights and pro-poor growth. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefing 34, by Marta Foresti, Kate Higgins, and Bhavna Sharma, January 2010.

Raising the game: mainstreaming children's rights. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Paper 56, by Caroline Harper & Nicola Jones, November 2009.

Uncharted territory: land, conflict and humanitarian action. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) HPG Policy Brief 39, by Sara Pantuliano & Samir Elhawary, November 2009.

Untangling early recovery. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) HPG Policy Brief 38, by Sarah Bailey & Sara Pavenello, October 2009.

Cash transfers in post-conflict contexts. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefing No. 32, by Rebecca Holmes, November 2009.
For briefs announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

4. Manuals and guidelines:
Topic Guide on Conflict. Governance and Social Development Resource Center (GSDRC) Topic Guide, by Huma Haider, December 2009.

Analysing and managing the political dynamics of sector reforms: a sourcebook on sector-level political economy approaches. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Working Paper 309, by David Edelmann, November 2009.
For manuals and guidelines announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

4. Funding sources:
3 PhD-scholarships Department of Society and Globalisation. Roskilde University, Denmark. Application deadline: March 1, 2010 at 12.00 noon.

4. New links on DDRN website:
Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)
Global Consortium on Security Transformation (GCST)
Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform (GFN-SSR) Transparency International

4. Other news:
Analysing governance and political economy in sectors. Report of joint donor workshop held on November 5-6, 2009, by Marta Foresti and Leni Wild, December 2009.

Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) conference summary from the UNRISD conference held in Geneva, Switzerland on November 12-13 2009.

Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge: Implications of Customary Laws and Practices. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report from Research Partner's Workshop held in Buckinghamshire, UK, on July 27-30, 2009.

5. TRADE, PRIVATE SECTOR AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
5. Papers and documents:
Culture, Agency and Power: Theoretical Reflections on Informal Economic Networks and Political Process. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2009:27, by Kate Meagher, December 2009.

Comparing the Special Safeguard Provision (SSG) and the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM): Special and differential treatment for whom? South Centre Analytical Note, November 2009.

The extent of agricultural import surges in developing countries: What are the trends? South Centre Analytical Note, November 2009.

Trade Agreements and their Relation to Labour Standards: the current situation. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Issue Paper No. 3, by Pablo Lazo Grandi, November 2009.

Opening Markets for Poor Countries: Are We There Yet? Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper 184, by Kimberly Ann Elliott, May 2009.

Economic Policies in G-20 and African countries during the Global Financial Crisis: Who's the apprentice, who's the master? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Conference Paper, by Dirk Willem te Velde, November 2009.

Responsible Business in Africa: Chinese Business Leaders’ Perspectives on Performance and Enhancement Opportunities. Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Working Paper No. 54, by Simon Zadek et al., November 2009.

EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements: Empirical Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development Report 2009 Background Paper, by S. Vollmer, I. Martinez-Zarzoso, F. Nowak-Lehmann, and N-H. Klann, January 2009.
For publications announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

5. Briefs:
Upgrading along value chains: Strategies for poverty reduction in Latin America. COPLA Global - Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Paper, December 2009.

Human rights and pro-poor growth. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Project Briefing 34, by Marta Foresti, Kate Higgins, and Bhavna Sharma, January 2010.

Innovations in Insuring the Poor. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Focus Briefs, ed. Ruth Vargas Hill & Maximo Torero, December 2009.

Opportunity and exploitation in urban labour markets. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Paper 44, by Ursula Grant, November 2008.

Eight years of Doha Trade Talks: Where do we stand? International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Issue Brief 61, by Antoine Bouët & David Laborde, November 2009.

Is Development back in the Doha Round? South Centre Policy Brief No. 18, by Kevin Gallagher & Timothy Wise, November 2009.

State of play of the GATS negotiations: Are developing countries benefiting? South Centre Policy Brief No. 20, November 2009.
For briefs announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

5. New link on DDRN website:
The Sustainable Commodity Initiative (SCI)

6. STUDENT NEWS:
6. Masters courses:
Climate Change and Development. The University of Sussex is offering a Masters degree in climate change and development with emphasis on causes of climate change, the physical and human consequences especially in relation to poverty, processes of adaptation and policy responses. A limited number of scholarships are available.

6. Funding sources:
Two-year Master research assistantships at the University of Ohio: Local Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation in Tanzania. Application deadline: February 15, 2010.

3 PhD-scholarships Department of Society and Globalisation. PhD-school in Society and Globalisation at Roskilde University, Denmark. Application deadline: March 1, 2010 at 12.00 noon.

Danida Travel Grants for Master Students. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Closing Date for Application: Monday May 3, 2010, at 12:00. Reminder.

6. Other news:
Seminar: Matchmaking between the labour market and master students/recently graduated students within the field of development work. Report from seminar held on September 24, 2009 at LIFE, University of Copenhagen.

Job: Research Assistant. The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC seeks a Research Assistant to provide research and organizational support to two Senior Researchers.

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Best regards

Marianne Forti


Communications Officer
Danish Development Research Network
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 Copenhagen K
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