This first week of my internship with the Caribbean Environment Programme has so far been a very interesting experience. I am helping with the organization of the 2nd LBS-STAC meeting in Managua, Nicaragua and in doing so I’m learning a lot about how to engage with different governmental organizations and international institutions.
My first month has come to an end. I have spent the majority of the time assisting the staff within the AMEP sub-programme in the organization of the Second LBS STAC Meeting in Nicaragua. Preparations for this upcoming meeting are still ongoing, and my duties involve mostly correspondence with participating governments and organizations. As a result of this activity, I’m learning how complicated organizing these types of meetings can be, where many countries and institutions are involved, deadlines have to be respected while delegates wait for approval from their governments, and everything has to be done in compliance with procedures.
This month has gone by quickly, I can’t believe that it’s already two months since I have been here, working at UNEP and living in Jamaica!
As another month is ending I’m beginning to feel quite sad as the end of my internship experience is getting closer. During this month, I have been spending much of my time doing desk based research, reviewing AMEP protocols and guidelines and helping with the translation of several reports in Spanish.