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GEO Project Assistant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : International Institute for Sustainable Development
Acronyme : IISD
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : IISD's vision is better living for all - sustainably. Its mission is to champion innovation, enabling societies to live sustainably. It contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on climate change and energy, international trade and investment, economic instruments, measurement and indicators, and natural resource management. Its headquarters is in Winnipeg with offices in Ottawa, New York and Geneva.
Adresse : 161 Portage Ave. E, 6th floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
R3B 0Y4
FAX: (204) 958-7710
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Noria Neuhart
Courriel : intern-info@iisd.ca
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Nariobi
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) reports provide a comprehensive assessment of the global state of the environment, a review of policy responses, as well as an outlook on the future. Three reports have been published so far, using a participatory, consultative process to provide input into international decision-making processes. For further information please see
http://www.unep.org/geo/yearbook /yb2006/

In Canada
Prior to their departure, interns will sign a contract and begin to prepare for their placements by conducting research, contacting their supervisor overseas, applying for their visa, getting their vaccinations, and attending a 7 day pre-departure training in Winnipeg where they will be expected to actively contribute to discussions. They will also attend a debrefing session upon their return to Canada.

Once at UNEP, the intern will have two clear roles:

1. Support DEWA staff in the production of the GEO Year Book 2008. The first drafts for the different sections of Year Book 2008 are expected to be ready by September/October 2007. The intern will arrive in time to be involved in compiling and reviewing draft materials, further research, fact checking, proofing, collection of visual material such as photographs, graphs and charts, and other preparations for the publication process.

2. Support DEWA staff in a range of outreach activities for the GEO Year Book 2008, as well as other DEWA products. The production and design of Year Book 2008 will be completed by December 2007. As the Year Book goes to print, the intern will be involved in a range of outreach activities for the Year Book as well as other related products. This will involve the production and design of posters, pamphlets and presentations, as well as promotion and outreach on the Internet.

These two activities will provide the intern considerable opportunity to build on areas of specific interest and expertise, and to design creative and innovative ways of disseminating information.
Organisation d'accueil : United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the UN agency mandated to work at the international level on environmental issues for peace and development. UNEP's mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and people to improve their quality of life without endangering that of future generations. IISD has an ongoing and positive relationship with UNEP for the past 10 years. IISD has an MOU with UNEP to support capacity building for UNEP's intergrated environmental assesment work. UNEP/DEWA has also built up a long lasting relationship with IISD through the YCLSF program, particularly in the area of youth activities. UNEP regularly hosts a large number UN interns from around the world for a period of three to six months at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.