|Organization:||Canadian Urban Institute|
|Mandate:||The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life in urban areas across Canada and around the world. We bring together experts from different disciplines to connect people, resources, and ideas to build strong communities and equitable, sustainable, and competitive urban regions. As an independent and non-partisan body, CUI is committed to improving policy making, governance, and management of city regions by encouraging a better understanding of contemporary urban issues. CUI has four centres of activity: a) Education and Research, convening conferences, seminars, and workshops on urban issues, to bring together urban practitioners from the private, public, not-for-profit, and academic sectors to participate in events with top thinkers, leading experts, and decision-makers from Canada and internationally; b) Urban Leadership, promoting and paying tribute to people, groups, and organizations that make a significant impact on the quality of our urban life; c) Centre for the Development of Community Assets (CDCA), bringing together people, money, and ideas to build the community assets that contribute to quality of life for urban dwellers; and d) International Partnerships, sharing with the world Canada's experiences of managing its urban regions, focusing primarily in the fields of policy development, capacity building, civic engagement, planning and growth management, environmental protection, social development, local economic development, institutional change for municipal and metropolitan governments, and urban finance.|
|Address:||555 Richmond Street West
PO Box 612
FAX: (416) 365-0650
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|Contact Person:||Andrea Roberts|
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|English Web Site:||www.canurb.com|
|Sector:||Promoting good governance|
The Project is designed to promote civic engagement in regional governance, providing opportunities for citizens and communities to shape their common future and to put their region on the path towards sustainable development. The Project works at several levels. It helps strengthen regional development policy in the country by providing advice to the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine and sharing know-how from other jurisdictions in Europe and North America. It supports two pilot oblasts -- Zaporizhzhia and Zakarpattya -- to launch participatory processes that give a voice to civil society in regional planning and decision-making. And it promotes open, accountable and effective government institutions at the regional level, responsive to the needs of citizens and working strategically towards its developmental goals. The experiences in the two pilot oblasts are intended to foster model approaches to good governance in Ukraine that can inform the country's policy and practice into the future.
In Canada Job Description:
The intern will spend the Canadian portion of the internship preparing for the overseas component, by arranging for the logistics for the overseas stay; by conducting background research on the host country, host organization, associated CUI project, and relevant topics; and by familiarizing his/herself with the cultural and business practices of the host country. Following the overseas portion, the intern will debrief, write his/her final report, and begin his/her job search.
Overseas Job Description:
This internship will involve working with NARDA, CUI's partner organization under the RGD Project, to support its activities related to regional development. The Regional Governance and Development Advisor will be placed within NARDA's Kyiv office and will provide support to NARDA's capacity building activities related to regional development, including activities delivered jointly with the RGD project. The nature of these capacity development activities will be determined by regional and national-level needs assessment. The intern will be assigned responsibilities for the following activities: 1) provide support and technical assistance to the design, facilitation, and delivery of NARDA's capacity building and institutional strengthening activities related to regional development; and 2) bring Canadian experience in regional development to the design and implementation of NARDA's capacity development activities. Emphasis will be place on integrating gender equality and empowerment into NARDA's regional development activities in Ukraine.
1) Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline
2) Some experience working or volunteering in Ukraine is an asset
3) Working ability in Ukrainian and/or Russian language
|Host Organization:||National Association of Regional Development Agencies (NARDA)|
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