The University of Pavia and EDISU (ITALY) are offering for the year 2014 twelve scholarships for visiting scholars from developing countries.
The call is in attachment and additional information are available at http://www.unipv.eu/site/home/internazionalizzazione/cicops/cicops-scholarships.html
One of the themes on which the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is convening public consultations for the post-2015 development agenda is growth and employment. Three e-discussions are currently taking place, on 1) growth, diversification and structural change, 2) development-led globalization and 3) sustainability and growth. Please browse the space http://www.worldwewant2015.org/employment to register and join.
FAO report warns that certification schemes could become indirect trade barriers if not properly managed.
Given the rapid expansion of the internet and the increasing number of users, including in the global South, the full potential of online platforms for promoting inclusive consultation of issues of high global interest is certainly not yet realised.