Seeking Applicants: Peace and Biodiversity Dialogue Initiative Intern

7 March 2017 | Peace and Biodiversity Dialogue Initiative

 

Deadline: 20 March 2017

 

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The Peace and Biodiversity Dialogue Initiative (PBDI) promotes transboundary cooperation in protected areas globally. Through the PBDI, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity can share knowledge and best practices in transboundary cooperation. They may also wish to strengthen existing cooperation mechanisms or develop new ones with the facilitation of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and many partners with expertise in this regard.

 

A NEW AND TIME LIMITED OPPORTUNITY: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (the United Nations Environment Programme) has an internship opportunity around transboundary conservation and peacebuilding. Become the Peace and Biodiversity Dialogue Initiative intern! Learn more here: United Nations Careers

 

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged to make 2017 a year for peace: “Let us resolve to put peace first. Let us make 2017 a year in which we all – citizens, governments, leaders – strive to overcome our differences. From solidarity and compassion in our daily lives, to dialogue and respect across political divides… From ceasefires on the battlefield, to compromise at the negotiating table to reach political solutions…Peace must be our goal and our guide. (...) I appeal to you all to join me in committing to peace, today and every day. Let us make 2017 a year for peace.” Appeal for peace from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

 

“Peace, development and environmental protection are interdependent and indivisible.” The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Principle 25.

 

 

Peace and Biodiversity Dialogue Initiative Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer for in-situ and ex-situ conservation, the intern will:

  • Assist in implementation of the projects related to protected areas, peace, and biodiversity;
  • Compile publicly available information on Transboundary protected areas (TBPAs);
  • Analyze the values of biodiversity conservation in improving ecosystem services including in those of TBPAs and how they benefit neighboring countries and showcase the value of conservation to improve peace through some case studies (from the published information);
  • Undertake research to identify, understand and prioritize steps to establish Peace Parks;
  • Review and identify tools to use (e.g. conflict-sensitivity analysis tools/methodologies);
  • Draft some basic text for best practice guidelines, case studies, educational courses and other materials;
  • Assist in other duties as may be requested 

 

 

 

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