Source: Compact2025

Charting a Path toward Progress: Roundtables Planned in Rwanda and Ethiopia

Country level roundtable discussions will take place in two Compact2025 focal countries – Rwanda and Ethiopia – in March 2016. 

Reminder: Call for Proposals: Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance

Nominate your candidate by March 31st The Council of the Elinor Ostrom Award has opened the call to nominate outstanding scholars or practitioners in the field of commons to receive the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons. The Award will be given in three categories: - Practitioners (either formally or not formally >> Read more

Publication: Gender Inclusive and Responsive Conservation

This document is a historical accumulation of WWF’s efforts in mainstreaming the issues of gender and social inclusion in conservation in order to enable more equitable use, access, control and decision over natural resource management. This publication is an outcome of learning and reflections with our implementing partners, frontline conservationists, community-based natural resource management institutions >> Read more

Source: Compact2025

Compact2025 at Davos: Supporting food and nutrition initiatives

During the 2016 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, IFPRI hosted a side event on “Supporting Global and National Food and Nutrition Initiatives with Knowledge, Innovation, and Partnerships.” 

ASTI “forest” grows at Cali workshop

By Marcia MacNeil Members of the ASTI family gathered last week in Cali, Colombia to review the results of three years of joint work:  new and updated data on agricultural research capacity and investment for 27 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region. ASTI focal points from 14 Latin American countries and one collaborator >> Read more

Call for abstracts: Tropentag 2016

Tropentag 2016 is an annual international conference on research in food security, natural resource management and rural development. It  brings together scientists, students, graduates, development experts and funding organisations from international partner institutions all around the world. This year's theme is  'Solidarity in a competing world - fair use of resources' and the call for papers addresses prospective procedures for solidarity and the fair >> Read more

Transformative Collaboration in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the poorest, most populous, and largest countries in Africa. It has suffered challenging conditions over the past several decades such as the 1984 drought combined with civil war that resulted in a catastrophic famine,

Call for Abstracts: ICARUS V on Climate Social Science

The 5th Global Conference of the Initiative on Climate Adaptation Research and Understanding through the Social Sciences (ICARUS) will be held t the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, from Thursday, June 30 to Saturday, July 2, 2016. Researchers are invited to submit abstracts in relation to the following three themes. Limited funding is available to support participation, >> Read more

Call for Abstracts: LANDac Annual International Conference

LANDac Annual International Conference 2016, organized by the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (LANDac), will be held 30 June- 1 July, Utrecht,in the Netherlands. This year's theme is Large-scale land acquisition in the context of urban sprawl and climate change: Linking the Rural and the Urban The conference will focus on the following types of ‘urban >> Read more

Changing behaviors for better health and nutrition

Blog written by Pete Shelton, IFPRI. Originally posted on Getting the right nutrition in the period between a child’s conception and his or her second birthday−the so-called 1,000 day window−can have profound impacts on the child’s ability to grow, learn, and become a productive member of society. A growing body of research demonstrates that >> Read more