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DDRN Newsletter July 2010: Climate Change, Food Security and Research Communication

Dear network member,

Since the latest monthly newletter (June 2010), several activities have been posted on the DDRN website. In this newsletter you can read all news posted regarding the multi-disciplinary themes prioritised by the Network:
1. Climate Change
2. Food Security
3. Research Communication

This newsletter is distributed monthly to all network members.

If you have any news regarding events, papers, briefs, funding, links, or other news within these themes that you wish to share with other network members, you are most welcome to send an email to maf@ddrn.dk. Please note that we only include papers that have been published already. Thanks!

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

1. CLIMATE CHANGE
1. Events:
Carbon Footprints, Trade and Development. August 11, 2010 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Climate Change and Impact Assessment - IAIA Special Symposium. October 25-26, 2010 - Aalborg, Denmark.

International Greening Education Event. October 27-28, 2010 - Karlsruhe, Germany.

Call for Papers: Climate Change: Spatial Concerns and Mitigation Strategies. December 16-18, 2010 - Institute For Spatial Planning and Environment Research, Panchkula, India. Deadline for submission of papers: October 31, 2010. 

Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010. December 4, 2010 - Cancún, Mexico.

For upcoming events announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

1. Papers and reports:
The Future Climate for Development - Scenarios for Low-income Countries in a Climate-changing World. Department for International Development (DFID) report by Forum for the Future, July 2010.

Potential of carbon markets for small farmers - A literature review. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 01004, by A. De Pinto, M. Magalhaes, and C. Ringler, July 2010.

World Investment Report 2010 - Investing in a Low-Carbon Economy. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report, June 2010.

Prior, During and Post COP15 - a Local Government Report. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability report, March 2010.

For papers and reports announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

1. Briefs:
Beyond cost-benefit: Developing a complete toolkit for adaptation decisions. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) briefing paper, by Rachel Berger and Muyeye Chambwera, June 2010.

For other briefs announced prior to this newsletter, please see the DDRN website.  

1. Funding sources:
Interessetilkendegivelse 2010 til pilotforskningsprojekter med Vietnam [in Danish]. Projects: “Impacts of climate change and adapting bio-security measurers for Northern Viet Nam’s aquaculture” and “Investigation on adaptation technology of water treatment and recycle for mitigation the impacts of climate change”. Closing date: August 20, 2010.

Benefit-sharing Fund: Call for Proposals 2010. Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty. Application deadline: September 8, 2010.

For other funding sources announced previously, please see the DDRN website.

1. Other news:
From summit resolutions to farmers' fields: Climate change, food security and smallholder agriculture. Proceedings of the Governing Council High-Level Panel and Side Events in Conjunction with the Thirty-third Session of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)'s Governing Council, February 2010.

2. FOOD SECURITY
2. Events:
 
E-Africa: 1st International ICST Conference on e-services for Agriculture, Food, Environment and Life Sciences in Africa. September 8-10, 2010 - Johannesburg, South Africa.

SEB Food Security and Safety Symposium. Society for Experimental Biology (SEB), September 13-15, 2010 - Lancaster University, UK. 

First Global Conference on Biofortification: From Discovery to Delivery. November 9–11, 2010 - Venue: Washington, D.C., USA.

For upcoming events announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

2. Papers and reports:
Satisfying Hidden Hunger - Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies in Central Asia. Asian Development Bank (ADB) Nutrition and Development Series report, 2010.

Halving Hunger: Meeting the First Millennium Development Goal through "Business as Unusual". International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Policy Report, by Shenggen Fan, June 2010. 

Explaining Famines: A Critical Review of Main Approaches and Further Causal Factors. University of Pavia (CICOPS) international working paper no. 10/02, by Francesco Sarracino, 2010.

Food aid and food assistance in emergency and transitional contexts - A review of current thinking. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Humanitarian Policy Group Synthesis Paper, by P. Harvey, K. Proudlock, E. Clay, B. Riley, and S. Jaspars, June 2010.

Food Security and Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa - Current State and Future Perspectives. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00985, by Clemens Breisinger et al., May 2010.

Mountains, Global Food Prices, and Food Security in the Developing World. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00989, by Kamiljon T. Akramov, Bingxin Yu, and Shenggen Fan, June 2010.

Price, Inventories, and Volatility in the Global Wheat Market. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Discussion Paper 00996, by Kyösti Pietola, Xing Liu, and Miguel Robles, June 2010.

For papers and reports announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

2. Funding sources:
Benefit-sharing Fund: Call for Proposals 2010. Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty. Application deadline: September 8, 2010.

For open calls for funding announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

2. Other news:
Master's course: Ecosystem diversity and function: Analysis and simulation. August 30 - September 3, 2010 - Centre for Continuing Education, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Application deadline: August 2, 2010. Please use this application form.

EU and ACP non-state actors insist on food security as a human right. Weblog about the 11th Regional Seminar of ACP-EU Economic and Social Interest Groups in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), July 2010.

From summit resolutions to farmers' fields: Climate change, food security and smallholder agriculture. Proceedings of the Governing Council High-Level Panel and Side Events in Conjunction with the Thirty-third Session of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)'s Governing Council, February 2010.

3. RESEARCH COMMUNICATION
3. Events:
Call for papers: Future Imperatives of Communication and Information for Development and Social Change. December 20-22, 2010 - Bangkok, Thailand. Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 1, 2010.

For upcoming events announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

3. Papers and reports:
If you build it, will they come? How researchers perceive and use web 2.0. Research Information Network (RIN) report, July 2010.

Communicating knowledge: how and why researchers publish and disseminate their findings. Research Information Network (RIN) and JISC report, September 2009.

For papers and reports announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

3. Manuals and guidelines:
Getting your feet wet: An introduction to Open Access. Research Information Network (RIN) guide, June 2010.

For manuals and guidelines announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

3. New link on DDRN website:
Publish what you fund - The Global Campaign for Aid Transparency

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Best regards
Marianne Hedegaard K. Forti


Communications Officer
Danish Development Research Network
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 Copenhagen K
Tel: +45 35322522
Email: maf@ddrn.dk

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