UNU-EHS Internship ProgrammeThe Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services Section
, explores environmental deterioration processes such as water and land degradation. Particularly, the section looks at remedial measures, resources availability and robustness of ecosystem services, all within the context of socio-ecological systems affected by environmental hazards.
The WASCAL Project: “West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use”WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused program initiated, within the EVES section, to develop effective adaptation and mitigation measures to climate change. Its overall objective is to enhance the resilience of social-ecological systems to the impacts of climate change and increased climate variability. The geographical focus of WASCAL is on selected case study watersheds in West Africa.
UNU-EHS Internship Programme/EVES/WASCAL
Conduct background literature searches in the context of vulnerability and risk assessment,
Search for secondary data from various sources
Compile and edit data (field data, household surveys etc.),
Perform data entry task in a structured access database
Update various excel-based templates used to summarize quantitative and qualitative reports from secondary sources
Support the work of the team in spatial (GIS) data processing and analysis
Support the work of the team in data analysis
Any other duties as may be assigned or required.
Reference Number: UNU-EHS/EVES/WASCAL/2014(2)
Application deadline: Rolling
Starting Date: October 2014
UNU-EHS Internship Programme