Rural Development, Decision support, decision-making
Excerpt:Summer School "Rural Development Beyond Agriculture: Perspectives and Potentials". Organisation/Location: The University of Applied Forest Sciences, Rottenburg (HFR), in collaboration with and through funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and in co-operation with the Annual Conference "Tropentag".
Excerpt:The Staff Group "Rural Development, Environment and Population Studies" at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdem, is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher in the field of: Agrarian and Environmental Studies (AES).
Excerpt:The book 'Sustainability Assessment: Pluralism, Practice and Progress', edited by Alan Bond, Angus Morrison-Saunders and Richard Howitt deals with the current state-of-the art in relation to Sustainability Assessment theory and practice, and considers the pluralistic nature of the tool and the implications for achieving sustainable decision-making.
Excerpt:The Call for Abstracts for the XIII World Congress of Rural Sociology: "The New Rural World. From Crisis to Opportunities" is open until the 12 January, 2012. A list containing session topics and their respective organizers has been released now.
Excerpt:This public workshop presents and discusses the main findings of the project "Impact of Citizen Participation on Decision Making in a Knowledge Intensive Policy Field" (CIT-PART) which is funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme under Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities. ...
Excerpt:The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), located in Halle, Germany, is currently calling for applications for a position as Post-doc researcher at the IAMO China Center to work on issues of agricultural and rural development, and food production and consumption in China. ...
Excerpt:Applications for funded places on a small, research-driven workshop examining the utilization of ecosystem knowledge in decision-making can be submitted until 12 April, 2012. The overall aim of the workshop is to better understand the uptake and influence of ecosystem knowledge in public, private and third sector decision making.
Excerpt:The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Göttingen currently offers a 50% full time PhD student position for a duration of three years (E13 TV-L German public sector pay scale). The starting date is 1 July, 2012, or upon agreement. Application deadline: April 30, 2012 or until position is filled.
Advanced Course: Decision Support Systems for the Development and Environmental Management of Rural Areas
Excerpt:In this course participants will be introduced to ways in which decisions can be made in a more informed and structured manner as a prelude to more detailed understanding of the components of DSS and their integration and application. ...
Excerpt:A new project was funded by the European Commission to explore ways to optimally design climate change policies via the EU’s rural development programme. The project will involve evaluating rural development measures and operations using Life Cycle Assessment coupled with an Adaptive Capacity Impact Assessment on ecosystem services. ...