WORLDWIDE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, 2021 New Deal for Nature and People Research Group Submission

Global trade and economic growth over the last half century have driven huge improvements in health and living standards but also undermined the stability of the Earth’s natural systems and exacerbated global inequality. The 2020 Living Planet Index shows that global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average 68% decline in less than half a century (from 1970 to 2016).  According to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2020, the top five most pressing challenges facing Africa and the world over the next decade are, for the first time, all related to the environment, and include biodiversity loss and climate change. Thus, the main cause of this dramatic decline is habitat loss and degradation, including deforestation, driven by how we as humanity produce food.

Our economies are embedded within nature but economics do not recognize that human health, wealth and security depend on safeguarding environmental health. Nature powers industry and enterprise but we are using up ‘natural capital’ and degrading natural systems faster than nature can replenish and restore them, exceeding Earth’s overall bio capacity by 58% according to Ecological Foot printing.

Failure to tackle nature’s decline will increase nature-related risk (desertification, pollution, erosion, overexploitation of natural resources such as forest and water), hamper prosperity and economic development, further disrupt supply chains, threaten global food security, and cost the global economy at least $479 billion a year – amounting to $10 trillion by 2050.  

Addressing the aforementioned challenges requires the involvement of youths and civil society. Thus, as part of its engagement for ecosystems restoration African network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development has set the New Deal for Nature and People Coalition made up of over 500 civil society organizations committed towards the nature and human positive Vision: to stop and reverse the catastrophic loss of biodiversity, ensure good governance, human rights, peacebuilding and put nature on the path recovery for present and future generations. In 2020, African youths and civil society organizations members of the coalition drafted two regional position papers on COVID19 and pandemics and towards a strong post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for a green growth resumption in Africa and in the world.

Youth and Civil Society have a role to lead the continent and the world to transiting to custodians of natural capital, human rights, peace and development. Among various approaches used thereto, African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development emphasizes in the production of articles as tools of teaching, learning, experience sharing and advocacy. A Research group of worldwide writers called the New Deal for Nature and People Research Group has been set.

Objectives

The present call aims at recruiting new members of the New Deal for Nature and People Research and Actions Group.  Under the coordination of African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development, the group seek on one hand, to strengthen the scientific production of civil society actors on issues relating to sustainable development goals at local, national and regional level, and on another hand, to reinforce their visibility through the release of their works on several regional and international platforms and channels. Several collaborative initiatives and work will be implemented with selected members who will be given membership certificate and further details after selection.

Criteria of application

  • Be an individual or a representative of an organization
  • Be a citizen of any country member of the United Nations
  • Show a proof of at least one article or scientific work written in any area related to conservation and restoration of ecosystems, climate change, peacebuilding and sustainable development
  • Propose 2 themes you wish to develop within the New Deal for Nature and People Research Group
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WORLDWIDE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, 2021 New Deal for Nature and People AMBASSADORS

Global trade and economic growth over the last half century have driven huge improvements in health and living standards but also undermined the stability of the Earth’s natural systems and exacerbated global inequality. The 2020 Living Planet Index shows that global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average 68% decline in less than half a century (from 1970 to 2016).  According to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2020, the top five most pressing challenges facing Africa and the world over the next decade are, for the first time, all related to the environment, and include biodiversity loss and climate change. Thus, the main cause of this dramatic decline is habitat loss and degradation, including deforestation, driven by how we as humanity produce food.

Our economies are embedded within nature but economics do not recognize that human health, wealth and security depend on safeguarding environmental health. Nature powers industry and enterprise but we are using up ‘natural capital’ and degrading natural systems faster than nature can replenish and restore them, exceeding Earth’s overall bio capacity by 58% according to Ecological Foot printing.

Failure to tackle nature’s decline will increase nature-related risk (desertification, pollution, erosion, overexploitation of natural resources such as forest and water), hamper prosperity and economic development, further disrupt supply chains, threaten global food security, and cost the global economy at least $479 billion a year – amounting to $10 trillion by 2050.  

Addressing the aforementioned challenges requires the involvement of youths and civil society. Thus, as part of its engagement for ecosystems restoration African network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development has set the New Deal for Nature and People Coalition made up of over 500 civil society organizations committed towards the nature and human positive Vision: to stop and reverse the catastrophic loss of biodiversity, ensure good governance, human rights, peacebuilding and put nature on the path recovery for present and future generations. In 2020, African youths and civil society organizations members of the coalition drafted two regional position papers on COVID19 and pandemics and towards a strong post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for a green growth resumption in Africa and in the world.

Youth and Civil Society have a role to lead the continent and the world to transiting to custodians of natural capital, human rights, peace and development. African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and sustainable Development champions the New Deal for Nature and People and believes that there is a need of ambassadors. The present call aims at recruiting the 2021 Cohort of the New Deal for Nature and People Ambassadors. 

Overview on the New Deal for Nature and People Ambassador

Can become New Deal for Nature and People (ND4NP) Ambassadors, citizens of all countries, engaged to stop and reverse the catastrophic loss of biodiversity, ensure good governance, human rights, peacebuilding and put nature on the path recovery for present and future generations. Ambassador share their experiences, help document community stories, priorities, ideas, worries, needs, and opinions related to climate change and biodiversity.

With the help of Ambassadors, those that are underrepresented, underserved, or made vulnerable, and expected to experience the first and worst consequences of climate change, see their voice heard and are involved in decision making processes concerning their life and future. We understand and value that people know best how to engage with their own communities, and we encourage Ambassadors to engage with their communities in their own way.

We’re not looking for the strongest activists. What we are looking for people who love the humanity and planet and are voluntarily dedicated, even with small actions, to safeguard our planet and champion human rights.

Objective and Approach

The objective of the New Deal for Nature and People Ambassadors is to mentor youth in becoming more active by:

  • Providing information on relevant ecosystems, climate and sustainable development related issues at local, regional and international level;
  • Raising awareness about how ecosystem and climate issues affect human rights, peacebuilding, migration, and others sustainable development goals, how decisions are made and how youth can affect those decisions
  • Providing opportunities for youth to participate in meaningful discussions about the urban environment (through events, online, etc.)
  • Making the New Deal for Nature and People fresh, fun and tailored to youths

Key components of the program include:

  • An online portal for information on ecosystem, climate, and human rights related issues
  • Events that bring together young people (e.g., high school/university/college students, young professionals, etc.) and leaders to discuss ecosystem and human rights related issues
  • A network of youth and youth organizations with similar objectives

What is ND4NP Ambassadors?

  • A New Deal for Nature and People (ND4NP) Ambassador is a young person who has volunteered to act as a representative, contributor and/or and promoter of the New Deal for Nature and People and is committed to helping stop and reverse the catastrophic loss of biodiversity, ensure good governance, human rights, peacebuilding and put nature on the path recovery for present and future generations.
  • New Deal for Nature and People (ND4NP) Ambassadors do not absolutely need any formal training or education in ecosystem, climate and human rights related issues. They can be high school students, college/university students, young professionals, civil society activists, or somewhere in between.

Roles and Responsibilities of ND4NP Ambassadors

There are four possible ND4NP Ambassador roles:

  • Content Makers – Developing blog posts, articles and other research tasks.
  • Experience Makers– Working with African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development towards the Post 2020 biodiversity framework for ecosystems restoration.
  • Social Makers – Engaging other youth by sharing, posting, tweeting and discussing on thematic related to the New Deal for Nature and People.
  • Media Makers – Making videos, infographics or taking pictures to support New Deal for Nature and People

The ND4NP Ambassadors also have a responsibility to represent the ND4NP brand in their country and be an advocate for the initiative.

Roles and Responsibilities of African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development (ANYL4PSD)

ANYL4PSD is responsible for overall management and delivery of the New Deal for Nature and People Coalition. Key roles for ANYL4PSD include:

  • Recruit and manage the ND4NP Ambassadors
  • Provide the tools and guidance needed to help Ambassadors complete their assigned tasks.
  • Communicate with ND4NP Ambassadors on a regular basis.
  • Create and manage the website and blog.
  • Develop templates and instructions for creating blog posts and factsheets.
  • Grow/facilitate the ND4NP Ambassadors network through social media and marketing.

What’s in it for you?

  • Each of Ambassador roles provides an opportunity for you to contribute to a meaningful and important youth initiative.
  • A one-year renewable certificate will be delivered to you.
  • Becoming a ND4NP Ambassadors will give you an opportunity to improve and develop new skills in research, writing, event coordination, media creation, etc.
  • ANYL4PSD will be happy to provide a reference or vouch for your contributions. You will also have the opportunity to interact with professionals, other organizations, speakers, etc. along the way.
  • Your actions for Nature and climate, human rights and Peace will be showcased and disseminated in several platforms and Magazine.
  • You’ll get to connect with other youth with similar interests (who may end up being your colleagues one day!). Plus, it’s going to be a lot of fun!

The deadline for submitting applications is August 18, 2021, then we will assess all applicants and announce the names of the new ND4NP ambassadors.

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Consultancy Title: Immunization Supply Chain Management Expert ( 3 months)

Job no: 541440
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Jordan
Categories: Health, Expanded Programme Immunization, Consultancy

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, care

Background:

Providing every child in Jordan with safe and effective vaccines is fundamental in controlling immunisation-preventable diseases. The increased requirements for ensuring the quality and safety of vaccines in the supply chains are determined both by the high demands and concerns of society and the challenges associated with introducing new antigens, new compositions of vaccines and easy-to-use forms of vaccines packaging.

Objective:

The objective of the consultant support is to conduct a cold chain equipment inventory assessment with geospatial analysis to understand, at a minimum, the cold chain capacity, quantity, and functional status of cold chain equipment at all levels throughout all 12 governorates of Jordan. This analysis will help inform the Government’s plan in understanding current and future immunization supply chain needs. It will also allow UNICEF Country Office to understand gaps and needs in this aspect of the cold chain for possible future involvement in plans for expansion of the cold chain.

The collection of information and data will ensure that all factors related to cold chain equipment be considered. The final report of the cold chain equipment inventory will provide a dashboard and a description of the current cold chain equipment status upon which informed evidence-based decision making may occur.

A minimum of information to be collected is specified below:

➢ Equipment type

➢ Equipment working status

➢ Location of equipment (geospatial data)

➢ Age of equipment

➢ Installation status

➢ Year of installation

➢ Power source

➢Working status

➢ Generator availability

➢ Condition of the facility the equipment is located

➢ The number of personnel at the facility the equipment is located

➢ Distance to hub

➢ Immunization services at the facility

➢ Facility ownership

Environmental Law Remote Internships

Eligibility requirement: At least one year of relevant college/university study in biology, environmental sciences, sustainability, or a related field. High School Students aged 16+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application.

Language requirements: This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths: Attorney, Barrister, Barrister’s Clerk, Chartered Legal Executive, Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer, Civil Service Administrator, Data & Research Analyst

Internship details

Join a highly respected NGO on a virtual environmental law internship in Greece. Get real environmental law experience and help develop conservation strategies by participating remotely from home.

This is a remote internship you can conduct from home. Click here to view the in-country version of this internship if you would prefer to intern abroad.

Remote internships in environmental law out of Greece are perfect for those with a passion for environmental conservation. Environmental law internships are based with an Institute of Marine Conservation, a highly respected non-profit NGO with bases around Greece.

Remote interns have the opportunity to work on priority projects related to key environmental protection issues, gaining exposure to real-world application of environmental law. Projects are varied and assigned according to interns’ experience and interest, and can include the following areas:

  • EU fisheries legislation and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fisheries
  • Promoting the enforcement of existing EU and international legislation for the protection of protected habitats (i.e. seagrass meadows and coralligenous reefs)
  • Illegal trading of endangered plants and animals
  • Environmental crimes, pollution incidents and the destruction of natural habitats and wildlife
  • Shipping, ship traffic and maritime accidents
  • Uncontrolled use of live ammunition by the armed forces posing threats to public health and wildlife
  • Development of management schemes for fisheries protected areas

Virtual environmental law interns can expect to assist NGOs with writing reports, preparing legal documents and writing website content to raise public awareness. This material will be used to combat environmental crimes or develop management and conservation strategies to protect the environment.

This internship is conducted in English.

Environmental law interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Writing reports
  • Preparing legal documents
  • Writing website content to raise public awareness
  • Combating environmental crimes
  • Developing conservation strategies
Professional development opportunities:
  • Contribute to environmental law development and application in leading NGOs
  • Experience legal report writing and campaigning
  • Legal research and analysis
  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
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