Third post, January 2012
Thanks for following my story!
Let me explain you a bit further about the Low Carbon Green Growth (LCGG) Roadmap project and my tasks during my internship.
The LCGG Roadmap (with funding from Korea international Cooperation Agency, KOICA) will indentify and analyze specific policy option applicable in East-Asia following five tracks of work: Quality of Growth, Integrating Ecological Prices, Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure, Green Business, and Low Carbon Economics.
During the phone interview, I was asked to work in Promoting Sustainable Infrastructure (task 3) particularly in the section of Solid Waste Management.
Here, together with my supervisor, we researched heavily and focused on writing best practices and policies options for developing countries in A-P region.
The goal is to promote appropriate Waste Management in line with the promotion of Low Carbon Green Growth and the successful experiences from developed and developing countries in the region. The draft has already been sent, however, modification and improvements are part of the process and these are my current tasks.
The internship so far has been a great contribution to my personal knowledge and professional career. During my Master’s in Environment (awards on Economics and Policy) program with Griffith University I have been learning and understanding the relevance of the environment for our society and how economics can contribute to achieve more sustainable future.
Working with the United Nations (UN) has allowed me to understand better and from first hand major issues in developing and developed nations and how strategies for promoting Low Carbon Green Growth are currently operating in East-Asia Region. Also, it allowed me to learn about the structure of the United Nations and its role in promoting policy options to assist governments in the region.
This experience will help me to study and understand more in depth during my last semester of my Mater’s (semester 1 2012) and achieve great outcomes from my program.
There are many internship opportunities throughout the year with the different agencies within the United Nations. There are interesting projects going on in great variety of arenas according to the diverse range of divisions and agencies.
To learn more about the internship opportunities available, the conditions and how to apply, I am attaching you the direct link to them:
Griffith University has a great reputation of excellence and is well distinguished. I am sure that good applications in line with your passions and, the values of the United Nations will also succeed.