Position: Urban Agriculture Platform Advisor
Type: international position with living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Organization: Cuso International
Location: Lima, Peru, South America
Start Date Apr - Jun 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement 12 Months
Language Requirements Spanish
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Please submit a Spanish Cover Letter and Statement of Interest.
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.
The Volunteer’s Role
As people increasingly migrate to urban settings, more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities. It is vital to plan and provide for sustainable and resilient food systems which reflect this challenge. In Lima, the world’s second largest desert city after Cairo, intra- and peri-urban agriculture is increasingly recognized for its role in food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
In 2015, producer groups, non-governmental organizations, universities, eco-markets, food basket programs, and activists came together to establish a multi-stakeholder platform to build on decades of community-led efforts, promote dialogue, collaboration, and consensus-building, facilitate planning, coordinate activities, and promote effective ways to integrate urban agriculture into public policy.
This is where your experience and skills are needed!
As a volunteer, you will:
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Essential Professional Background:
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GoodWork ID: 39273 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Mar 29 2017