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Policy Analysis on International Biodiversity with Bioversity International

Collection and analysis of lessons learnt and recommendations on enabling policies and institutional arrangements for conservation and use of neglected and underutilized species (NUS), with a focus on project experiences in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Specifically, the intern should:

–  Review national policies and/or plans in the areas of agriculture, food security and nutrition, biodiversity/PGRFA/seeds and research and breeding priorities in the three target countries (India, Bolivia, Kenya) and discuss if and how they promote or hinder use of crop diversity in agriculture

–  In particular, evaluate if such policy environment is capable or not of promoting NUS, using Bioversity’s experience in those countries on specific crops (by reviewing project documents and reports and extracting success factors and limiting issues related to the above described policy environment).

–  Identify recommendations for developing a more conducive policy environment for agricultural diversification and use of NUS, in close coordination with the research being undertaken on NUS value-chains;

–  Give a seminar to Bioversity staff on research findings;

–  Prepare a final report on the results and recommendations (at end

of assignment).


If interested, get in touch with Nadia Bergamini:

Nadia Bergamini,

Research Assistant, Agricultural Ecosystems, Bioversity International (Rome, ITALY).


Go Global Seeking Interns for Funded Opportunity in Uganda Aug-Dec, Jan-May

Go Global International Service Learning (ISL) is issuing an open call to eligible UBC students to apply to participate in an internship leading a project in Uganda, with our community partner, The AIDS Support Organization (TASO). The overall objective for this project for TASO is to create a coherent strategy and approach to implementing, monitoring and evaluating sustainable livelihood programs for the purpose of improving overall health.

We are seeking to fill two intern positions as soon as possible for a late August departure. Interns would be in Uganda from late August until December of this year. We are also accepting applications for internships running from January until May 2013. Students need to be currently enrolled (not recently graduated), and we are seeking upper-level undergraduate or graduate students. Each intern will receive a minimum of $6500 to support this opportunity.

Check the website for more details, or feel free to contact me directly.


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