The advent of progressive governments in South America in the last decade gave environmentalists the hope that this would be the beginning of a truly sustainable economic development. But post-neoliberal “progresismo” has brought new complications in the environmental front, according to numerous activists and experts.
The European Commission has selected three consortia in which AGEG participates as partner for the Multiple Framework Contract to recruit technical assistance for short-term expertise. The Framework Contract Beneficiaries is an instrument for fast and transparent recruiting of experts for activities in the sole interest of the beneficiary countries/authorities of the European Commission’s external aid programmes. We expect to receive requests for international and national expertise by the European Commission from now on.
AGEG is now a ‘preferred supplier’ for Technical Assistance services to the EC for the following specific areas of expertise:
– Transport and Infrastructure sector (Lot 2)
– Environment (Lot 6)
– Humanitarian Aid and crisis management (Lot 12)
AGEG is enlarging the database of individual experts especially for these sectors. We are looking for interested and qualified experts. Candidates should have experience in EC development co-operation and in conducting short-term missions (evaluations, studies, technical assistance, etc.). If you are interested and agree that we can include your CV in our database, please send your updated CV to Angela Kirchherr at a.kirchherr @ ageg.de. See http://www.ageg.de/project_jobs/
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched a call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a database of independent experts to assist the EIT in the process of the evaluation and implementation of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). The database will include profiles from the following areas: Sustainable energy, Climate change adoption and mitigation, Future information and communication society, Business creation and venture capital, Innovation in existing business, Entrepreneurial education, Research and product development. The list drawn up from the date of publication of this call will be valid until the end of 2013. Applications may be submitted at any time, up to the last 3 months of validity of the list. To register as an independent expert, see http://eit.europa.eu/experts.html
March 28 – 30, 2007 The Microfinance Gateway
Recent claims that IFIs (international financial institutions) are crowding out private investment in microfinance have prompted heated discussion on the role of IFIs in microfinance investment. For their part, many IFIs argue that they continue to have an important and complementary role to private finance. Watch the debate unfold as experts from varying perspectives take on this hot topic which is sure to be a lively discussion. Over the following days, we will hear from a panel of experts with various viewpoints, from private equity funds to IFIs to donors and others. While the panelists debate, you can also participate by submitting questions for the panel and taking the poll. On Microfinance Gateway at http://www.microfinancegateway.org
Discussion: Employment Generation and Decent Work for AllThe ILO’s International Institute for Labour Studies (IILS) invites experts to participate in the E-forum on ‘‘Employment Generation and Decent Work for All’‘. The E-forum is meant to engage experts, civil society representatives and academia in informal discussions on this topic, in order to enrich the ECOSOC deliberations in July with the insights of a broader group of stakeholders. A summary of the e-Forum will be circulated among participants to the high-level segment, to be held in
Geneva from 03 to 05 July 2006. The Forum is scheduled from 18 May to 02 June 2006. To join the discussions, please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, background reading and issues notes on the forum, please visit the website- http://www.un.org/docs/ecosoc/meetings/2006/hls2006/e-forum/