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Program Officer - Community-Based Conservation

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives
Acronyme : CAPI
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : CAPI has nearly 20 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region and consists of a Director, three professional staff, and three Program Chairs with expertise in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, China and Japan. Mandated by the Government of Canada and the University of Victoria to expand and strengthen links with the Asia-Pacific region, CAPI maintains an extensive network of partners and Associates throughout Canada and the Asia-Pacific region and carries out multidisciplinary initiatives including international projects and conferences, public lectures, publications, communications, research and policy development. In addition to our international conferences and networks, CAPI is involved with two CIDA-funded projects in Vietnam and Cambodia focusing on governance. Our internship project, now in its fifth year, is a vital component of our international work and benefits substantially from the fact that we are in the region on a regular basis, and have very strong links with our partner organizations. CAPI also draws upon significant expertise in its staff, Chairs, and Associates to provide training and mentorship to the young people who participate in our project.
Adresse : PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, British Columbia,
V8W 2Y2
FAX: (250) 721-3107
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Personne ressource : Heidi Tyedmers
Courriel : tyedmers@uvic.ca
Pays : Vietnam
Ville : Hanoi
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : Focusing on some of the poorest communities, and in areas that are most vulnerable to natural disasters and environmental damage, MCD strives to improve the quality of life of coastal communities and the ecosystems on which their lives depend. MCD carries out this mandate through community-based work in a variety of areas including conducting social and environmental assessments, improving the welfare of women, developing programming to support sustainable livelihoods, and building community capacity for self sufficiency.

As the Program Officer - Community-Based Conservation the intern will be directly involved in MCD's Trao Reef Marine Reserve Project. This project has focused on the conservation and management of coastal reef ecosystems and resources in Khanh Hoa province, and specifically on improving local socio-economic conditions by piloting small scale sustainable livelihoods projects, supporting indigenous knowledge, and increasing the participation of key stakeholders (including the poor, youth and women). The intern will link this work with the Locally Managed Marine Area Network (LMMA Network) which has been set up to share best-practices in community-based marine conservation, through the sharing of knowledge, skills, information and resources across the Indo-Pacific region.

In Canada
Prior to departure, the intern will: conduct research into community-based conservation in Asia; become familiar with relevant international mechanisms; and meet with a minimum of three Community Contacts. Upon return to Canada, the intern will carry out a variety of public engagement activities including a presentation at the University of Victoria and a presentation in her/his community. The intern will also be expected to meet with Community Contacts and provide an overview of the work they were involved in at MCD.

Overseas
In Vietnam the intern will work with the MCD staff in their Trao Reef Marine Reserve Project and will assist MCD staff in applying the methodology and lessons learned to other sites in Vietnam. The intern will also assist MCD in linking their experiences to the international LMMA Network, and in raising the national and international profile of MCD's work in coastal resource management and community-based conservation.
Organisation d'accueil : Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : MCD was set up in 2003 to carry out conservation and development in coastal areas of Vietnam, with a focus on those areas and communities most vulnerable to natural disasters and environmental damage. MCD strives to ensure that the quality of life of coastal communities, and the ecosystems on which their lives depend, are significantly improved, and that communities are recognized as key stakeholders and partners in sustainable development. MCD has carried out community-based work in eight provinces including: conducting social and environmental assessments, strengthening community capacity, improving the welfare of women, developing sustainable livelihoods, and building community capacity for self sufficiency. CAPI has worked closely with MCD's sister organization, Community Conservation Network, and several of MCD's partners in the region, all of whom participate in the Locally Managed Marine Area Network. MCD has been highly recommended as an excellent placement site for our interns. MCD has had experience hosting interns in the past.