October 2017

Duncan Green speaking at the University of Guelph Nov 7th 5:30-7 pm ALL WELCOME

For circulation:

 

Please note that the University of Guelph will be hosting

 

Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam Great Britain, UK

Professor in Practice in International Development, London School of Economics, UK

 

Presentation title: How Change Happens:

How power analysis and systems thinking transforms the understanding and practice of change

 

November 7th

5:30 – 7 pm

OVC Pathobiology (PAHL), Room 1800 (located at the corner of McGilvray and Gordon, Guelph, ON).

 

Space is limited. All are welcome. There is no fee for this event.

 

Rachael Flucker | Administrative Assistant to the Director

International Development Studies | University of Guelph

Duncan Green speaking at uOttawa Nov 10 2:30-4 pm all welcome

For circulation:

 

Please note that the University of Ottawa will be hosting

 

Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam Great Britain, UK

Professor in Practice in International Development, London School of Economics, UK

 

Presentation title: How Change Happens:

How power analysis and systems thinking transforms the understanding and practice of change

 

November 10th

2:30 – 4 pm

FSS 5028 (fifth floor, Faculty of Social Science building, 120 University Private).

 

Space is limited. All are welcome. There is no fee for this event.

 

Rebecca Tiessen, Associate Professor/Professeure agrégée

Book: ‘Climate and Environmental Justice in Africa’

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CASID members may be interested in a new book entitled ‘Climate and Environmental Justice in Africa’ edited by Ruchathi Mwaniki, Winnie Khaemba, Stephen Kimotho
and Cosmas Ochieng. The book, published by the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, features chapters on climate smart agriculture, environmental health, and different sectoral policy responses to climate change impacts in Africa. 

 

The book is for sale at USD 20 and be ordered online via the ACTS website
http://acts-net.org/ (details to be uploaded shortly) or through
an email request sent to M.Muthoni@acts-net.org and
copied to, W.Khaemba@acts-net.org

 

 

 

Reminder: CASID Conference - May 30th - June 1st 2018 – Call for Proposals; Rappel: ACÉDI – Demandes de propositions pour la conférence 30 mai - 1er juin 2018

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CASID 2018 Conference – Call for Proposals 


Dear colleagues,

Congress will take place from the May 30th to June 1st, 2018 at the University of Regina. The theme for this year’s CASID conference is:

‘Exploring and Unpacking Diversity in Development’

The CASID Conference Organizing team invites you to submit panel, individual paper and roundtable proposals at this time.



We encourage you to submit panel proposals and are seeking proposals that:

1. Ensure representation of scholars (academics and students) and, where possible, practitioners to best reflect the association’s composition and

2. Include the names, titles and short abstracts of paper presentations/roundtable contributions (each panel/roundtable proposal should include the name and contact information of a Chair and 4 or 5 presenters). Please see the attached panel/roundtable proposal submission form.

2nd CfP- POLLEN18: Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities

**With apologies for cross-posting***
Dear All, 
Just a reminder about the Second Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN). We have already received a considerable number of abstracts, and several very interesting panel proposals are now in circulation. 
If you have not already done so, please also consider signing up for (free!) membership in the network. For more information about how to do so, please visit https://politicalecologynetwork.com/

Second Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN)

 POLLEN18: Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities

PhD in Comparative Organic Agricultural Policy

PhD in Comparative Organic Agricultural Policy
The Rural Studies PhD program in the School for Environmental
Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph, has a position
for one PhD student to participate in the Comparative Organic
Agricultural Policy Research Project under the direction of Dr. John
F Devlin.  The project is
focused on dimensions of organic agricultural policy formation and
impact and associated social aspects of organic agriculture in a
variety of national and international contexts.  The successful candidate will
be guaranteed a minimum of $52,500 in cumulative financial awards
over three years.  These
awards will be composed of scholarships, teaching assistantships,
graduate research assignments or service employment.   There is also some potential
for additional income dependent upon success in award application
processes.

Conditions

The program is seeking a candidate who will
most closely meet the following conditions:

CASID' Social Media Coordinator Opportunity

The ) is a national, bilingual, interdisciplinary and pluralistic association devoted to the promotion of new knowledge in the broad field of international development. CASID is a membership-based organization.

To accomplish its mission to promote and support international development studies in Canada and abroad, CASID maintains a listserv and a blog to enhance communication and the sharing of information among interested and engaged IDS people worldwide.  CASID organizes one annual conference and sponsors five regional events per year.  The ambition of both the annual conference and the regional events is to bring together people working and studying in the broad field of international development to share opinions, experiences and research findings, to enhance networking and communication in the IDS community, and to facilitate the emergence of new development researchers and practitioners through active interaction and cooperation with Development Studies and related programs in Canadian universities and colleges. CASID also oversees the publication of two periodicals, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS) and the Development Forum.

Purpose

CASID is recruiting a graduate student, recent graduate or early/new career member to provide social media support for the organization. CASID currently has limited activity on social media and is looking to enhance its online presence to better connect with members and the development community. This includes promoting CASID initiatives, news and events, including content from the Canadian Journal of Development Studies and other related material.

Scope

  • Approximately 3 hour per week commitment
  • Day-to-day management of CASID Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Monthly reporting of basic analytics on social media engagement
  • Staying up to date with multi-sector Canadian and global international development communities of research and practice

Requirements

World Renew sister organization - ZOA - job opportunity

Greetings from World Renew!

 

World Renew is pleased to inform that ZOA, a sister organization in the Netherlands, has currently a great opportunity. It would be greatly appreciated if you would kindly circulate it as you are able.

Please see attached in MS Word and PDF files.

For more information about ZOA, please visit at our website www.zoa-international.com.

If you have questions about this vacancy, please directly contact the person informed by ZOA on the attachment. 

Thank you and blessings,

Maria

Reminder and detailed agenda - November 6 roundtable discussion in Ottawa

Dear colleaguesPlease see attached a revised and detailed agenda for the upcoming roundtable discussion on increasing access to quality higher education for refugee youth in the global south.  As you know this all-day (9:00 - 4:30) meeting will take place on Monday November 6 at Carleton University.  Following the meeting, UNHCR  Canada and WUSC will host an evening reception (6:00-7:30pm) at the Cégep de l'Outaouais in Gatineau with Mr. Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner for the UNHCR. 
For those of you who have already confirmed your participation at the roundtable discussion and reception, and/or have registered online, thank you. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. 
For those who have not yet done so, but would be interested in participating in the roundtable discussion, please note that there are still places available (please click here to register)   

Tenure-track positions in International Development Studies at the University of Guelph.

See below, details of two tenure-track positions at the University of Guelph. Please to pass on these details to individuals who might be interested.

 

Position Title/Rank: Assistant Professor in International Development Studies, Tenure-track (2 positions)
College: College of Social & Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph

Department: International Development Studies

Deadline: November 18, 2017, or until a suitable candidate is found 

 

The International Development Studies (IDS) Program, within the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS), invites applications for two tenure-track appointments in the area of International Development. 
The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and is subject to budgetary approval.   

 

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