Community engagement for forest management and reforestation, and website enhancement

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

In the course of this internship, your working area will be environmental conservation and agriculture. Are you interested in ecological topics related to climate change? You easily handle questionnaires, apply data analysis tools, write-up reports, and manage websites? If so, don’t hesitate to apply for this project!

Your internship will be hosted by the Centre for Indigenous Resources Management and Development (CIRMAD). Since 2010, CIRMAD works from Bamenda and Balikumbat in the North West Region of Cameroon. The NGO is committed to wildlife conservation and forest management, especially reforestation, through educational activities but also by law enforcement. Climate change and traditional livelihoods are big concerns of CIRMAD.

The internship deals with fostering community engagement for reforestation. Measures you will take include community education on tree planting and the preservation of tree re-growths in crop farms in Balikumbat. You will participate in a community survey and in an educative program for integrated and sustainable reforestation actions. The new reforestation program you will design is meant to also include educational elements to encourage crop farmers to preserve and re-grow trees. Linked to these elements, CIRMAD also wishes to enhance its website presences and to increasingly use social media to give CIRMAD greater international outlook and cooperation links. Throughout your project, you will collaborate very closely with an experienced local intern, who will also support you with interpretation questions during field trips.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between August and October 2017.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN tandem is formed by a French and a German participant.

Program component: GLEN GéCo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Ecology / environment, Education

Vocational field(s): Agriculture

Field(s) of study: Agricultural / Forest science, Geography, Computer sciences, Environmental sciences

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: IT / Web design, Education / Teaching

Period of the internship: 3 months between August and October 2017

Country: Cameroon

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Centre for Indigenous Resources Management and Development (CIRMAD)

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 2 (Education), 13 (Environment)

Number of the internship: 50004002-1209



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