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July 27, 2017   •   News

A number of opportunities are currently available for research and officer positions with the United Nations’ Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, in support of households, localities and small enterprises that are underserved, where development needs are greatest and where resources are scarcest.

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July 26, 2017   •   News

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is holding the 2017 Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition at the UN Convention Centre this October 2017 in Bangkok.

The SRP is a multi-stakeholder partnership to promote resource efficiency and sustainability both on-farm and throughout the rice value chain. SRP was co-convened by the UN Environment and the International Rice Research Institute in December 2011, and works in collaboration with partners in the public and private sectors as well as the NGO community.


Conference Tracks for 2017:

Track 1: Drivers of Global Rice Sector Transformation

Track 2: Global Rice Markets and Food Security

Track 3: Technology Convergence and innovation: Tools for Climate-smart Agriculture

Track 4: Assurance and Smallholder Finance

Track 5: Crop Protection, Nutrient and Water Management

Track 6: Incentives for Sustainability

Each year, the SRP brings together its members and dialogue partners to discuss collaborative approaches and innovative solutions to critical sustainability challenges facing the rice sector.


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