Gouvernement du Canada

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Research Assistant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Forum of Federations
Acronyme :
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Forum of Federations, an international network, seeks to strengthen democratic governance by promoting dialogue on and the understanding of the values, practices, principles and possibilities of federalism. This is achieved through a variety of activities (public education, workshops, technical assistance programs, conferences, seminars and publications) that take place around the world and center on three core functions:
1. To act as a "clearing house" for information and resources on the practice of federalism:
- Making existing work on the practice of federalism accessible to practitioners;
- Facilitating and supporting networking among practitioners of federalism, as well as among academics and others with an interest in federalism;
- Developing information resources on the practice of federalism.
2. To provide policy and program partnerships with governments in mature and emerging federations.
3. To encourage future practitioners of federalism - young professionals - to develop an interest and expertise in federalism, particularly in the area of conflict resolution and management.
Adresse : 700-325 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1N 7G2
FAX: (613) 244-3372
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Rhonda Dumas
Courriel : dumas@forumfed.org
Pays : Inde
Ville : New Delhi
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : The project focus will be on the impact of decentralization via the Panchayati Raj legislation and the national on women's participation and health.

To this end the project proposes to assess women's political representation during the first term of the civic bodies elected under the 74th Constitutional amendment in the four Indian metropolitan cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. And further examines the preparedness of the PRIs in managing local health services to in the context of the empowerment of women.

In Canada
-Participate in the briefing and debriefing sessions in Ottawa.
-Give a presentation on the internship experience while abroad and share lessons learned.

- Interns will provide research support to the faculty and other visiting scholars either in their background studies, primary research or project implementation. Specific activities will be defined by the Institute.
- Interns will visit other organizations or government agencies interested in improving federal governance (in this case the Panchayati Raj implementation process).
- Interns will monitor current issues related to governance, federalism and multi-level governance in their host country and region.
- The intern will identify a topic in federalism and governance of importance in his or her host country. This will be done in consultation with the host supervisor and bearing in mind the cross-cutting themes and focus on HIV/AIDS.
- The intern will explore a topic of local and current importance in depth. The paper will also become a resource for the Institute and the Forum.
- The intern will be called on a regular basis by the Forum to provide support and advice in the development and implementation of projects in the host country. This will be done on an informal, ad hoc basis. The intern will be expected to remain up-to-date on the Forum's activities and plans in his or her host country.
Organisation d'accueil : Institute of Social Sciences (ISS)
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Institute of Social Sciences was registered under the Societies Registration Act of India 1860 on 28 August 1985. The aims of the Institute are multi-disciplinary social science advanced research, developing an informed and action-oriented public opinion and ushering in a society in which power to the people is a reality. The main objectives are to: 1) study contemporary social, political and economic issues and problems with an inter-disciplinary perspective, 2) To make its findings and recommendations available to government bodies, civil society organizations, policy makers, social scientists and all concerned citizens, so as to widen their options for action.