|Organisation :||Canadian Urban Institute|
|Type :||Organisme non gouvernemental|
|Mandat :||The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life in urban areas across Canada and around the world. We bring together experts from different disciplines to connect people, resources, and ideas to build strong communities and equitable, sustainable, and competitive urban regions. As an independent and non-partisan body, CUI is committed to improving policy making, governance, and management of city regions by encouraging a better understanding of contemporary urban issues. CUI has four centres of activity: a) Education and Research, convening conferences, seminars, and workshops on urban issues, to bring together urban practitioners from the private, public, not-for-profit, and academic sectors to participate in events with top thinkers, leading experts, and decision-makers from Canada and internationally; b) Urban Leadership, promoting and paying tribute to people, groups, and organizations that make a significant impact on the quality of our urban life; c) Centre for the Development of Community Assets (CDCA), bringing together people, money, and ideas to build the community assets that contribute to quality of life for urban dwellers; and d) International Partnerships, sharing with the world Canada's experiences of managing its urban regions, focusing primarily in the fields of policy development, capacity building, civic engagement, planning and growth management, environmental protection, social development, local economic development, institutional change for municipal and metropolitan governments, and urban finance.|
|Adresse :||555 Richmond Street West
Suite 402, PO Box 612
FAX: (416) 365-0650
|Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.|
|Personne ressource :||Internship Coordinator|
|Secteur :||Gouvernement et société civile|
|Description du stage :||
The Parish of Manchester is located in central-south Jamaica. It is
centred on its capital, the Town of Mandeville, which is one of the country's
main secondary urban centres. Manchester has one of the highest population
growth rates in the country, almost twice the national rate. Manchester
stakeholders are engaging in a local planning process to help manage rapid
change that is occurring in the Parish. Manchester stakeholders understand that
the Parish is at a crossroads and on the cusp of dramatic change, being either
on the verge of getting things right or allowing things to go really wrong. It
is this reality that has underlined the importance of planning for the future
of the Parish. With CUI support, the preparation of the Parish of Manchester
Sustainable Development Profile - a participatory community diagnosis that was
completed in early 2004 -- was the first major step in a new planning era.
Through it, the people of Manchester have taken some bold and pioneering steps
not just for the
Parish, but also for the country as a whole. The process launched a
dialogue with and among citizens and communities about a shared future, the
first of its kind for the Parish and at the leading edge of new participatory
planning approaches for Jamaica. The views and opinions expressed by citizens
during the process over the past few years have been fully incorporated into
this Parish profile, alongside a detailed description of Manchester's natural,
cultural, social, physical, economic, and governance circumstances. Within the
framework of CUI's Urban Partnerships Project Jamaica (UPP Jamaica), CUI is
supporting Manchester to complete its Parish sustainable development plan. This
process is led by the Manchester Parish Council, the Manchester Parish
Development Committee (MPDC), and community groups.
The intern will spend the Canadian portion of the internship preparing for the overseas component, by arranging for the logistics for the overseas stay; by conducting background research on the host country, host organization, associated CUI project, and relevant topics; and by familiarizing his/herself with the cultural and business practices of the host country. Following the overseas portion, the intern will debrief, write his/her final report, and begin his/her job search.
This internship will involve working with MPDC and MPC staff to provide capacity building and planning support related to social, environmental, and economic planning as it contributes to the development of the local sustainable development plan (LSDP). The intern will assist in the following activities:
- Support LSDP community consultation process.
- Provide technical support to planners, including plan editing.
- Support draft of parish development order (master plan).
- Prepare funding proposals to support implementation of the plan.
|Organisation d'accueil :||Manchester Parish Development Committee|
|Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil :||The Manchester Parish Development Committee (MPDC) is a partnership between the Manchester Parish Council (MPC) - the local government administration for the parish - and the private sector, civil society, service agencies, and the national government. With a non-partisan orientation, MPDC's mission is to create a viable, effective, participatory, and transparent system of local government by involving and empowering citizens and organizations to contribute fully to the development and management of their communities.
Under the Government of Jamaica's Local Government Reform Programme (LGRP), parish councils countrywide are being empowered to: re-assume local functions and responsibilities that were re-centralized in previous decades; establish new local financing arrangements; upgrade the institutional capacities of local authorities; revise outdated legislation, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of parish regulatory and service delivery; build leadership at the local level; and enhance mechanisms for citizen and community involvement in local affairs and planning. As part of operationalizing the LGRP, local governments are being encouraged to produce a local sustainable development plan inspired by Local Agenda/Action 21, which MPC is in the process of completing in partnership with MPDC and with support from CUI and CIDA funding.