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GEO for Youth 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 : Brésil
Ville : Brasilia
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : The GEO for Youth in 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 2007-2008 period focuses on a continuation of national and sub-national GEO for Youth assessments, a training and capacity-building of existing and new partners, and a strengthening of the partner network. The process is designed to provide youth with the tools they need to impact sustainable environmental change in their communities and countries. For more information about the project, please see its website at http://www.pnuma.org/geoju venil/geoj_index.htm.

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.

Overseas

The intern's specific responsibilities will include:
- Communicating with partners in the region, specifically in MERCOSUR countries 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 implementation of the GEO for Youth assessment methodology in MERCOSUR countries;
- Running capacity-building and training workshops for youth groups in Brazil using the GEO for Youth Capacity-Building Manual as base;
- Helping periodic updating of the GEO for Youth website for LAC as well as the UNEP Brazil website;
- Assisting with the preparation of funding proposals for the GEO for Youth project and any other activity that is considered priority by the UNEP Brazil Office.
Organisation d'accueil : United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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. UNEP has enjoyed a very positive relationship with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in relation with the GEO project for some nine years especially for capacity building related issues and also through the intern program since 1998. UNEP/DEWA-LAC has hosted eight interns from IISD through the YCLSF programme since 1999, and the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi has hosted interns since 1998.