Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Community Economic Development Assistant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : One Sky - Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living
Acronyme : One Sky
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : One Sky's purpose is to promote sustainable living globally. In working toward an environmentally sustainable and socially just world, One Sky seeks to make a significant difference in the next five years by:
- Developing capacity of effective change agents
- Playing an inspiring role and promoting solutions to the world's overwhelming challenges
- Radicalizing Canadian perspectives and shifting worldviews
- Providing practical solutions where human security and the environment interface
- Effectively networking within and across sectors
- Working in areas with ecological integrity
Adresse : Box 3352
Smithers, British Columbia,
V0J 2N0
FAX: (250) 877-6040
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Kristin Patten
Courriel : info@onesky.ca
Pays : Pérou
Ville : Cuzco / Puerto Maldonado
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : The Peru Mapacho River Watershed Environmental Capacity Development Project will develop the capacity of the Asociación Para La Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA) and five communities in and around Juan Velasco Alvaredo de Sunchubamba to diversify their local economy and capitalize on local eco-tourism developments, including a Canadian built canopy walkway. The project will concentrate on the interface between environmental sustainability and human well-being within the context of the Millennium Development Goals in the Madre de Diós basin in southern Peru. Located near the international tourism hotspots of Cusco and Machu Pichu and adjacent to the UNESCO Manu Biosphere Reserve, this area is considered by some to be the single most important biodiversity conservation area in the world! Based on the successful development of ecotourism and canopy walkway activities in other tropical forests environs and the establishment of Conservation Concessions, the ACCA, in cooperation with the Canadian Greenheart Conservation Company (Greenheart), is developing a $1.2 M eco-tourism facility in a phased development.

In Canada
The intern will work with One Sky to assist in the development of public engagement tools, including a web site an audio visual presentation and potentially a media campaign that will feature "tropical rainforest success stories". Public engagement activities in Canada will focus on successful models in private sector/civil society partnerships regarding sustainable development ecotourism and lessons learned from the South. As well, public engagement activities will illustrate the links between global climate change, biodiversity and poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods. The intern will also work with other interns to coordinate a fundraising event in Canada.

The intern will assist staff at the Asociación Para La Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA) to develop a local Community Economic Development plan that will incorporate an ecotourism development component. Activities will include research and development of a local community economic development plan based on ecological governance and the sustainable use of natural resources. This will include assisting in planning for a CED workshop. CED activities aim to result in a self-financed and economically independent NGO that will gain part or all of its revenues from local ecotourism and alternative livelihood activities including textile development for local tourism markets, the production of Inca Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis Linneo) which is high in amino acids, vitamins A and E and Forest Stewardship Council certified Brazil Nut production.
Organisation d'accueil : Asociación Para La Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA)
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : ACCA was established in 1999 by conservationists who had already worked for many years in southern Peru. It has a functioning high calibre board of directors, an office in the Madre De Dios watershed area as well as Cusco, a research station, an US based affiliated organization (Amazon Conservation Association) and a sister organization in Bolivia. It regularly assesses the needs of its beneficiaries (eg 60 page analysis of Juan Velasco de Suchubamba). During the institution's six years, it has become well-respected for being the first organization to implement the conservation concession concept, and also for its management of the Los Amigos Research Center and for its role in forest conservation through Brazil-nut management.