The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination.
For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations.
The examination is held worldwide and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise – the list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year. This year the application period runs from 11 July to 10 September 2011 and the examination is held 7 December 2011 in locations across the globe.
To qualify you need to:
(i) hold at least a first level university degree
(ii) speak either English and/or French fluently
(iii) be a national of a participating country.
(iv) should be not older than 32 years on 31 December 2011
Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
I have listed the African countries that qualify this year are: Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Comoros, DR Congo, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Togo.
Details of the programme and how to apply are available at: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=NCE
The United Nations – the Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme, a fully funded research Fellowship for developing State ocean professionals, is calling for application of fellowships. The main objective of the Fellowship is to provide advanced education and training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines, to government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States. We are pleased to note that during the last seven years, 70 awards have been made to nationals of 55 States.
Successful candidates will undertake their research/studies in two back-to-back phases: the first, lasting six months, with a participating academic host institution; and the second, lasting three months, with the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), UN Office of Legal Affairs, or an appropriate participating host institution. The Fellowship application deadline is 15 September 2011, and candidates should forward their
applications directly to DOALOS. Successful candidates will be expected to begin their placements early in 2012.
Additional information, including the application package, detailed application instructions, and a list of participating host institutions, is available on the Fellowship website: www.un.org/depts/los/nippon
The June issue of the WIOMSA Newsbrief (Volume 16 No 2) is out with twelve interesting articles on different activities undertaken by WIOMSA and its partners and by the partners.
1. Sharing Benefits from the Coast: Stakeholder feedback in South Africa and Mozambique
2. Level 2 Certification Assessment Event held in Mombasa
3. WIO Scientist Receives Presidential Award
4. WIOMSA Hosts Officials from the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries
5. The Eighth session of the IOC Regional Committee for the Western Indian Ocean (IOCWIO-VIII)
6. Regional Leadership Training Course for the Nairobi Convention held in Tanzania
7. WIOFish continues to spread its fins widely in the WIO region
8. World Environment Day Nature Seychelles celebrates achievements and reflects on new directions
9. First-ever national marine turtle workshop held in Madagascar
10. WIOMSA participates in IUCN Climate Change Adaptation Workshop
11. Second Edition of the Teachers Guide is out.
12. Count down to Seventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium
Blue Ventures is happy to announce the release of a landmark new feasibility study on the Barren Iles, Madagascar as a potential locally managed marine area (LMMA). The study found some of the healthiest reefs and reef fish populations in the western Indian ocean, as well as a number of grave threats to its sustainability while highlighting the need to support�burgeoning�local management efforts.
In June 2011, the Blue Ventures, a UK-based conservation organisation that works in Belize, Madagascar and Malaysia, took first place in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, an international competition that rewards innovative sustainability projects, in New York, United States.
Read the full article from: http://www.scidev.net/en/news/sustainable-fisheries-net-us-100-000-award.html
The MASMA-funded project “Analysis of Benefits from Coastal Resources and Mechanisms for Equitable Benefit Sharing in Selected WIO Countries” has now been completed. The summary of its main results have published in the latest issue of SANCOR Newsletter, Issue 195: http://sancor.nrf.ac.za/newsletters/SANCOR%20Newsletter%20-195.pdf