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GEO for Youth Project Assistant

Statut : Annulé
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 : Mexique
Ville : Mexico
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : The GEO for Youth in Latin America and the Carribean (LAC) project began as a youth assessment and participation process that has so far resulted in the creation and publication of environmental assessment reports by youth in the LAC region. The project action plan for the 2006-2007 period focuses on a continuation of national and sub-national GEO for Youth assessments and a training and capacity-building component, carried out through workshops on various subjects related to the environment and sustainability. The process is designed to provide youth with the tools they need to impact sustainable environmental change in their communities and countries.

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.

The Intern will primarily be responsible for continuing the ongoing implementation of the assessment and capacity-building strategy for the GEO for Youth for Latin America and the Caribbean project, as well as the design of related materials and coordination of related youth activities in the region (e.g. networking with youth groups, organizing workshops, etc). The intern's main focus will be to work with partners in the English-speaking Caribbean region.

The intern's specific responsibilities will include:

- Communicating with partners in the region, specifically in the Caribbean to maintain the existing GEO for Youth network and seeking partnerships with new youth groups in the region, especially in countries for which national initiatives are being planned;
- Assisting with the development of a draft methodology of the GEO for Youth assessment using the experience from GEO for Youth activities in LAC countries;
- Assisting with the development of the GEO for Youth Capacity-Building Strategy for the Caribbean and help run capacity-building and training workshops for youth groups in LAC based on the GEO for Youth Capacity-Building Manual;
- Help coordinate the updating of the GEO for Youth website, which will include the GEO for Youth publications.
Organisation d'accueil : United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The mission of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations Working with youth is a fundamental part of this mission.