|Organization:||University of New Brunswick|
|Mandate:||The Centre for Property Studies at the University of New Brunswick, established in 1997, is an interdisciplinary Centre in which the members are drawn from a variety of disciplines including law, geodesy and geomatics engineering, sociology, economics, anthropology and natural resources.
It is committed to advancing knowledge of property systems and their governance, and sharing this knowledge and the experience it has gained from its global activities in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.
We design and facilitate capacity building exercises in land administration that address the local historical, cultural, social and political environments faced by clients. This is to ensure that the outcomes are relevant to the conditions facing each jurisdiction.
|Address:||University of New Brunswick
Room 214 Ludlow Hall, 41 Dineen Dr.
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick,
FAX: (506) 453-4548
|Please visit the website of the organization offering this internship to verify its application requirements prior to sending your resume.|
|Contact Person:||Ian Methven|
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|English Web Site:||www.terradigm.org|
|Sector:||Government and civil society|
The purpose of the Limpopo-SERA Greater Giyani Natural Resource
Development Programme is to establish commercially viable projects through
active community leadership and participation. This will be done through the
establishment of a number of individual but ecologically and economically
linked sustainable projects, focusing on the utilisation of the natural
resources in the Greater Giyani Local Municipality jurisdictional area. The
underlying focus of this programme will be the broad based economic empowerment
of local communities and an integrated approach to sustainable development in
the region. In order for communities to succeed, a visionary approach needs to
be adopted by the local municipality to support the communities in their
efforts. Currently, Local Municipalities are faced with the daunting task of
providing adequate services to their constituents, whilst, in many cases, faced
with a lack of manpower and capacity.In light of these complexities, the
Programme further aims to assist the
Local Government in planning, coordinating, managing, monitoring and
evaluating local economic development
The internship concerned will be part of a team of interns responsible for Rural Development activities and will be led by an PhD intern. The focus will be determining the status quo in respect of agricultural production in the relevant traditional community areas within the jurisdictional area of Greater Giyani Local Municipality. It will also determine the economic and related potential of the areas concerned (whilst taking into account present levels of skills and indigenous knowledge systems). The outcome of this status quo report will inform the drafting of an appropriate business plan for the identified activities by the intern specialising in business development.
This intern will be responsible for the evaluation of Agricultural production and will be required to identify what activities are currently practised in the communities in the intervention area, to determine the economic and related potential of the areas concerned.
While in Canada, the intern will be required to:
- Review and Develop a detailed work schedule
- Participate in a full day pre-departure orientation course provided by the University of New Brunswick
- Participate in a 1/2 day project briefing on the South African Land Reform Programme
- Ensure all necessary administrative tasks are completed including: ROCA, insurance requirements, immunizations, travel waivers, declaration forms, pre-departure survey, travel details and accommodations in South Africa
- Submit all final reports
- Participate in formal presentations on the internship in South Africa
- Participate in a 1 day de-briefing session
Specific Tasks Include:
- Focus on identification of possible agricultural production activities in the Greater Giyani Local Municipality.
- Drafting of a status quo report on agricultural production activities
- Involved in the planning, implementation, training for and monitoring of focused support activities related to agricultural production implications
- Submit written reports in support of the above
- Attend workshops, seminars, organised by the Centre and relevant agencies
- Network with other organisations and government agencies involved in agricultural matters
- Current event monitoring of issues related to downstream activities
- Submit a monthly report to the internship co-ordinator
|Host Organization:||Centre for Land-related Regional and Development Law and Policy, University of Pretoria|
|Host Organization Details:||The SADC Centre for Land-related, Regional and Development Law and Policy (CLRDP) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary centre focused on land policy and implementation of programs associated with land reform. The Centre works in partnership with related institutions, the public sector, the private sector and international organisations in the context of Southern Africa Development Community with respect to land resources, governance and regionalism.|