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Research Assistant, Earth Care Programme

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : University of British Columbia: Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
Acronyme : UBC: IRES
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The mission of the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability is to foster sustainable futures through integrated research and learning about the linkages among human and natural systems to support decision making from local to global scales. The IRES transdisciplinary Resource Management and Environmental Studies graduate program research foci is water resources, coastal zone management, land use (agriculture, forestry, mining) and environmental quality, eco-risk and innovations of sustainable development. IRES encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among the faculty, departments and centres at UBC, as well as other institutes and programs undertaking resources management and sustainable practices research in Canada and around the world. It attempts to break away from the restrictions imposed by the traditional compartmentalization of research, and transcends disciplinary boundaries in its search for solutions. In its research, IRES recognizes the linkages between environment and development issues, and the concept of sustainable development implies the need to connect environmental imperatives directly to economic and social priorities. The IRES mandate focuses on these linkages, seeking ways to integrate the environment, economy and social institutions.
Adresse : Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory
427-2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia,
V6T 1Z4
FAX: (604) 822-9250
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Roberta Nouari
Courriel : iresinterns@ires.ubc.ca
Pays : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Mpumalanga
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : The Earth Care Programme was established through Ecolink in 1986 with the aim of improving health by supporting vulnerable children with food security and poverty reduction. It offers training in trench gardening and permaculture, herb and tree planting, and garden planning. It incorporates nutritional workshops and cooking demonstrations, principles of hygeine, wise water management, and the use of environmentally appropriate technology such as sunstoves. It also includes training around how to manage income and expenditure as well as household budgeting.

In Canada
The IRES intern will research and familiarize his/herself with the environmental, social and economic issues and challenges in Mpumalanga.

The IRES intern will conduct a survey to find out the nutritional status of the families involved in the food garden projects and the health and hygiene habits of households. S/he will also design a monitoring and evaluation system to allow Ecolink to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the Earth Care Programme on an on-going basis.
Organisation d'accueil : Ecolink
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Ecolink is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that aims to alleviate poverty. Ecolink's mission is to respond to the needs of individuals, households and communities with integrity and efficiency and to foster respect and responsibility for the natural and social environment thus restoring pride, dignity and self esteem.

Ecolink: (a) promotes AIDS awareness; (b) provides unemployed youth and caregivers with the opportunity to start up their own businesses; (c) educates youth on issues of social cohesion and anti-corruption; (d) encourages the empowerment of women; (e) improves the general health of the community and reduces poverty; (f) improves child and youth development; (g) supports orphan and vulnerable children with food security and care; and (h) acts as a conduit between government departments and the community.