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New online course on water resources governance starts November 2017

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly launch the new online course 'From source to sea - the governance of water resources', which will start November 2017.

Online course 'Managing Our Commons Resources' scheduled for Feb.-March 2018

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the IASC jointly organize a new online course 'Managing Our Common Resources', scheduled for February-March 2018.

Commons Digest nr. 21 out now!

At the IASC2017 Conference, the most recent version of the Commons Digest was issued. tIn this issue's Commons Forum, papers presented for a panel on Urban Commons for the IASC2017 Conference are introduced. As always, this issue contains the newest listing of recent publications on commons, compiled by Emily Castle.

Call for papers - British Council Agroforestry Workshop Kenya (December 18-21, 2017) - deadline August 30, 2017

The British Council is now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK, Kenya, and South Africa to apply to attend the workshop 'Role of small holder agroforestry systems in the arid and semi-arid region in combating climate change', which will be held on December 18-21, 2017, in Kisumu, Kenya.

The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops, early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a poster/short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

To view the draft programme click here.

You can download the application form, with more details on the initiative via this link. The filled out formshould be sent on or before the deadline of 30th August, 2017 to jobiri@mmust.ac.ke (for Kenyan participants), J.Dash@soton.ac.uk for UK participants, and georgeo@vut.ac.za for South African participants.

Announcement of laureates Elinor Ostrom Award 2017

The Board of the Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons has recently announced the laureates of the 2017 Awards. The Elinor Ostrom Award 2017 has been awarded to prof. Ugo Mattei (University of Turin / University of California-Hastings) in the category Senior Scholars, to prof. Joshua Cinner (James Cook University, Australia) in the category Young Scholars, and to the Asociación Forestal de Soria (Spain) in the category practitioners. The Awards will be presented at the IASC2017 Conference in Utrecht, July 10-14, 2017.

Postdoc Position on Environmental Justice in India

The Menno Simons College of the Canadian Mennonite University and the Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences of the University of Winnipeg jointly welcome applications for a Postdoctoral Associate on 'The Imapcts of Green Courts in India'

REMINDER Call for Proposals for hosting and organizing Regional and Thematic IASC-Conferences 2017-2018 - deadline 15 March 2017

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) is now accepting preliminary proposals from individuals/organizations interested in hosting and organizing Regional and Thematic IASC-Conferences for 2017-2018. Hosting these conferences are an excellent way to put your institution into the spotlights of commons' practitioners and researchers.

New online commons course 'From source to sea - governance of water resources' launched

CCRI has launched a new course in the online courses series of ‘Commons Management & Governance’, a series of on-line short courses, focusing on different aspects of commons: their management, governance and sustainability. The theme of this new course, running May 15, 2017 - June 23, 2017, and issued under the auspices of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), will be 'From source to sea - Governance of water resources'.

Online commons course 'Managing our common resources' starts March 13!

On March 13, 2017, the online commons course 'Managing our common resources', organized by CCRI will start; the course will run until April 28, 2017. This course will be delivered through distance-learning approaches, making use of video and audio materials, readings, on-line activities, and group discussion forums, enabling participants to learn from one another as well as from the tutors.

Workshop 'The Study of Cooperatives' - Humboldt University Berlin, March 27-30, 2017

On March 27-30, 2017, IASC-member Professor Markus Hanisch, Chair of ‘Economics of Agricultural Cooperatives’ at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, together with partners from Wageningen, Athens, and Saskatchewan University will organize the Workshop ‘The Study of Cooperatives’. The objective of the workshop is to give orientation to early-career social scientists interested in the study of cooperation and cooperative organizations. The aim is to provide training and a forum for networking and discussion on methodical strengths and weaknesses for the study of cooperative organizations.

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