The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development would like to invite interested parties to lend their expertise to advance ‘financing solutions for climate smart agriculture’ in Vietnam. This pilot work forms an important part of the Forum’s Green Growth Action Alliance, a multi-stakeholder effort that aims to bridge the finance gap in green investment through the development of finance innovations.
The objective for the work in Vietnam is to develop a finance product that can effectively illustrate how finance could be leveraged in climate smart agriculture (CSA), which would then be assessed for replication in other regions. In consultation with local and international representatives from finance and agriculture sectors, project developers and international / development finance institutes, a range of potential financing solutions to help overcome barriers to CSA in Vietnam were developed. Financing proposals in the area of agroforestry and public-private partnerships to advance collateralised solutions for sustainably-produced commodities have now been selected for further development, with the inclusion of the possibility to use bonds.
To help advance these proposals into actual products and deliver a blueprint by the end of June this year, the WEF and Vietnamese Government welcome input in the next months from experts in the area of finance (particularly bond development, agriculture investment and asset management, not necessarily limited to Vietnam), as well as in climate smart agriculture and low carbon modelling (in Vietnam or broader Mekong delta). Input can be provided through participation in regular working group calls, or in writing.
If you are interested in receiving more information or discussing your possible engagement, please contact Lieske van Santen, lieske [dot] vansanten [at] weforum [dot] org, the WEF lead on financing sustainable land use.
Please note that while your participation may be acknowledged, no funding is available to remunerate input.
For detailed information on the call for input, please see the below PDF document.
Deadline: 31 March 2013. If you possess a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications in a field related to global change or agricultural development, and have at least three years of research experience, ideally in an interdisciplinary environment, you could be the person that the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is looking for. The position holder will report to the Regional Program Leader of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and will be based at the New Delhi Office of IWMI in India. Read more »
Application for the position are no longer be accepted
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and Southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia.
CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.
The Position: ILRI seeks to recruit an adaptation scientist to contribute to its research on climate change adaptation in livestock systems in Africa. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the jobholder will contribute to deliverables for the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Read more »
Closing date for applications: February 15, 2013, or until a suitable candidate is found.
Project background and rationale
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is seeking a consultant to be based at the New Delhi office of the International Water Management Institute, possibly an individual who has recently completed a relevant PhD, to develop/adapt and evaluate such tools, and demonstrate their application at different scales in South Asia. The specific objectives of this research are as shown below.
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2013
REFUGE vol. 29(2) Special Issue: Environmentally Induced Displacement
Guest Editors: Pablo S. Bose and Elizabeth Lunstrum
This special issue will explore the phenomenon of environmentally induced displacement (EID). From climate change to extractive industries, from ‘natural’ disasters to increased urbanization, from conservation to mega-projects, landscapes and peoples’ place on them are being transformed at an unprecedented scale across the globe. We suggest that these as well as many other processes provoke specific forms of environmentally induced displacement and forced migration, confronting communities with the loss of their land and other vital resources. Read more »
Deadline: 30 October, 2012. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is looking for a Regional Program Leader for its new region Southeast Asia. CCAFS has initially focused its work on three regions: South Asia, East Africa, and West Africa. These regions were chosen to represent areas that are becoming both drier and wetter and because they will generate results that can be applied and adapted in other regions worldwide as the program evolves.
In 2012, CCAFS is expanding to two new regions: Southeast Asia and Latin America. We are seeking applications from a qualified candidate who will play a crucial role in partnership development and management in Southeast Asia. He/she will mainly be responsible for ensuring coherence among CCAFS themes from field to regional level and will play a key role in achieving outcomes and impacts at national and regional levels. He/she will also be responsible for facilitating the appropriate linkages to other CCAFS activities in the regions. Read more »
Deadline: Ongoing recruitment. The Decision and Policy Analysis Area (DAPA) of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is seeking English speaking recent graduates for 6-12 month internships. CIAT is an international research center, one of the fifteen global centers of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR). Located in Cali, Colombia and working on international projects in Africa, Asia and Central and Latin America, the DAPA Research Area evaluates the effects of climate change, evaluates technology and knowledge gaps, critically analyses environmental and agricultural policy in Latin America, and considers barriers to market access for small, rural producers in developing countries.
The interns will gain experience in international research for development, and will be actively encouraged to use the internship as a stepping stone to further education at the masters or PhD level. Read more »
Deadline: 28 September, 2012, or until the position has been filled. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. ICRAF is hosting the research leader of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Theme 4.1: Linking Knowledge with Action. Activities within CCAFS’s Linking Knowledge with Action research theme involves identifying key communication, engagement/partnership and capacity strengthening strategies, tools and approaches that enhance the likelihood that the wide range of knowledge generated by this complex programme leads to actions that help sustainably increase food security. It develops guidelines and tools and refines approaches that enhance researcher-stakeholder interaction and the uptake of scientific outputs of CCAFS and others. Read more »
Deadline: 30 September, 2012. Purpose of this call: The Climate Food and Farming (CLIFF) Research Network is an initiative of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University. The aim of the CLIFF network is to build the capacity of young scientists, generate new and rigorous knowledge for climate change mitigation in small-scale farming and food systems and facilitate the sharing of this knowledge.
For the current call, we invite enrolled PhD students to submit applications for research grants of up to USD 5000. The grants should support PhD research on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon (C) sequestration associated with climate change mitigation in food production systems in developing countries1. Specifically, these grants must be used to support field measurements, sample analyses and modeling related expenses. Read more »
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)