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Call for participation

Dear colleagues,

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), with our partner organizations, is implementing a research project titled “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group Based Approaches” (http://womenandclimate.ifpri.info/). This project involves both qualitative and quantitative research in 4 selected countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali), and includes a survey of practitioners that focuses on the current state of capacity, knowledge, attitudes and practices in development organizations involved in climate change adaptation and climate risk management in the rural sector. The survey will be used to develop a capacity strengthening strategy for the project.

We are writing to you to ask for your participation in this survey. We are interested in learning about your experiences and your views toward planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating your projects and programs on climate change. We would also appreciate if you could forward this survey to your colleagues in your organization and to other organizations that are involved in climate change projects for agriculture and rural livelihoods in these 4 focused countries. Your responses will be treated confidentially. We will be happy to share the survey results and other outputs of the project with you.

It will take 20-30 minutes to complete the survey. Click here for the e-survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CV6SNW5

As a token of our appreciation for filling out this survey, we are offering to send a data stick or CD of 30 relevant publications on climate change and gender by IFPRI. If you are interested in this, please fill out your mailing address on the last page of the survey

Thank you very much. Kindly email or contact us if you have questions regarding our research project or this survey.

 


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Call for papers: ENGENDERING ECONOMIC POLICY IN AFRICA

The special issue, planned for online publication in 2014 and print publication in 2015, will bring together new research aimed at challenging and improving economic policies in Africa. More generally, the special issue will provide a forum for feminist economists and scholars in relevant disciplines to analyze the interrelationships among macroeconomic reforms, gender inequalities, and the microeconomic channels that affect the well-being of women, their families, and their communities. The special issue will welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions, and analyses that rely on diverse research methodologies, including statistical analysis. Feminist Economics especially welcomes submissions from African scholars as well as others from the Global South.

Please direct queries and abstracts (500 words maximum) to the Guest Editors, Caren Grown (cgrown@american.edu), Abena D. Oduro (aoduro@ug.edu.gh), and Irene van Staveren (Staveren@iss.nl), no later than 1 September 2011.
If the Guest Editors approve an abstract, the complete manuscript will be due 1 April 2012 and should be submitted to Feminist Economics through the submissions website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rfec). Questions about these procedures may be sent to feministeconomics@rice.edu, +1.713.348.4083 (phone) or +1.713.348.5495 (fax).


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Women as Agents of Change, the Commonwealth Foundation

The Commonwealth Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a Special Grants Fund for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Commonwealth Associations (CAs) to undertake strategic and innovative projects that will promote the Commonwealth theme for 2011, ‘Women as Agents of Change’. This year, the theme celebrates the significant contributions that women make to development and their relatively untapped potential as agents of change. Continue reading


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Call for participation: Gender Mapping of Africa

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) are issuing a second call for participation for a survey to gather information for a “gendered map” of agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to better understand how to target water management and other agricultural interventions to women and men farmers.

This survey is an important tool for gathering the invaluable knowledge of gender and farming system experts and pooling this information in a centralized public resource. Documentation of gendered farming system knowledge online with the help of GIS tools can reach new audiences across the globe in a way that traditional publications have not; and we hope that this database will influence bilateral and multilateral program funding and CGIAR research.

If you consider yourself knowledgeable about a farming system in a country, state or district in Sub-Saharan Africa, we encourage you to fill out this 20-minute survey. Even if you cannot answer all the questions in the survey, we encourage you to fill in as much of the survey as you possibly can.

The survey can be accessed IN ENGLISH at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MRKR6RN.

Pour une version FRANCAISE: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZTTJ27T.

For survey participants who are interested to learn more about these topics, we are pleased to send a copy of the book “Household Decisions, Gender and Development: A Synthesis of Recent Research.”  To request the publication after completing the survey or if you need a hard copy of this survey, please contact Zhenya Karelina at: Z.Karelina@cgiar.org

To those who have already filled out the survey during the first round, we thank you very much and would be interested in hearing feedback about your experience with this activity. Please also contact us if you would like to obtain the book.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important activity!

Please share this survey link with your colleagues.


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Call for Papers: IV Workshop on Gender Economics

The IV Workshop on Gender Economics, co-sponsored by FEDEA and COSME, will
take place on May 26-27, 2011 at the Institute for Economic Analysis,
Barcelona, Spain.

The aim of the Workshop is to offer young researchers interested in gender economics a forum for the presentation and discussion of research papers representing current advances in the field. There will be 10 papers to be presented and discussed in the two-day conference. For more details, visit
<http://www.genderworkshop.com> http://www.genderworkshop.com

Submissions for presentation should include an abstract and, when possible, the paper itself in PDF format (one single file, including tables and figures). Preference will be given to submissions that include a complete
paper. There is no registration fee for participants. Lunch and dinner will be freely provided. Participants must pay their travel and accommodation expenses. For PhD students accommodation will be freely provided. It is necessary that his/her supervisor confirms the student status with a letter attached to the submission.
The submission deadline is March 1, 2011. Acceptance decisions will be communicated by the end of March.

Please, send your paper to cosme.aee@gmail.com (the Subject must contain SUBMISSION followed by your name).


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Call for Papers: Panel on the Diffusion of Women’s Rights Norms in Post-War Contexts

European Consortium for Political Research

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Call for Articles: Monday Developments

Scheduled article topics in our
March issue include (but are not limited to):

  • QDDR/PPD analysis: How will the recent U.S government reviews affect NGOs?
  • Gender and women’s empowerment: What can be done to level the playing field?
  • A review of the new Congress: Will the new Congressional landscape help or hinder foreign assistance?

Monday Developments is the premiere forum for discussions of international development and humanitarian relief. It features the latest issues, trends, controversies and best practices in the development and humanitarian assistance arena. Monday Developments is read nationally and internationally by development professionals, NGOs, volunteer organizations, students and academics, contractors, think tanks, the World Bank, the United Nations, USAID and other offices within the U.S. government.

Prior to submission, interested contributors should contact the managing editor, Chad Brobst, at cbrobst@interaction.org to discuss their ideas, submit a summary for approval and receive a copy of our writer guidelines. The magazine’s complete 2011 Editorial Calendar can be viewed here.

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