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Microenterprise Development Intern

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Atlantic Council for International Cooperation
Acronyme : ACIC
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a unique coalition of Atlantic Canadian organizations and individuals working on, or having an interest in, international development and cooperation issues, working together to achieve sustainable global development in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all. ACIC supports its members in development and development education through collective leadership, networking, information, training and coordination, and represents their interests when dealing with government and others. We currently have 55 members, including national and grassroots organizations from across the Atlantic Provinces.
Adresse : 210-2099 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia,
B3K 3B2
FAX: (902) 431-3216
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Jessica Dubelaar
Courriel : projects@acic-caci.org
Pays : Chili
Ville : Castro
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : After 3 months of training and preparatory work with the Institute of Island Studies and community partners in Canada, the intern will go to Chile to be attached to the Bosque Modelo Chiloe and their indigenous partners, the Williche Council of Chiefs.

The intern will study models of microenterprise development suitable for small islands and indigenous communities, and assist the Bosque Modelo and Williche Council of Chiefs in identifying how to build on indigenous ecological knowledge of seaweeds and other medicinal plants to develop microenterprise initiatives for rural community development on Chiloe. This project is a followup to research undertaken in 2007 to document Williche traditional knowledge of medicinal marine plants.

In Canada
Under supervision of IIS director Dr Irene Novaczek the intern will:

- Study basic Spanish at UPEI;
- Prepare for work in Chiloe through research on Williche culture and socio-economic conditions;
- Through research, develop an understanding of an appropriate approach to microenterprise development for small islands and indigenous communities; and
- Upon returning from Chiloe, create a report on his/her overseas experience and present this in a public forum, which PEI indigenous people, among others, will be encouraged to attend.

Overseas
With guidance from BMCh and the Williche Council of Chiefs, and the Intercultural Management Program of Arcis-Patagonia University (UAPA), the intern will:
- Document opportunities for development of microenterprises that would produce market products and/or community health products using indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants;
- Work as a general assistant in the Bosque Modelo's microcredit program and in their Almacen Biodiversity store; and
- Develop recommendations on how Williche communities can work with the Bosque Modelo to advance microenterprise development.
Organisation d'accueil : The Williche Council of Chiefs and Bosque Modelo Chiloe
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Williche Council of Chiefs is the traditional organization of
Chiloé; its history goes back to the year 1600, when a group of Williche
chiefs rose in arms to face the invaders. Law 19,253, recognizes their
traditional system and its territorial scope.

BMCh's mandate is to foster partnerships for sustainable forest management; to build community capacity for participation in forest management; to facilitate sustainable economic diversification to reduce pressure on forest lands; to undertake environmental education and to fund community projects related to improved sustainability; and to provide microcredit for small business development to the poorest people of Chiloe.