2nd Entry

Posted by andre at Jul 03, 2013 02:35 PM |
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This past month has been even more exciting and eventful than the first. In general I have enjoyed living in a house filled with roommates from all around the world, all who are trying to accomplish different things. I have also enjoyed exploring the island, especially Kingston; there is always something to do.

The internship has been going very well. I have learnt a lot from just being in the office and witnessing how a UN office works and who it partners with. A few of us interns even got to go to the regional release of the UNDP’s Human Development Report.

I am currently working on three different projects.  The most exciting project-the Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction Project- involves GOJ/EU/UNEP. Through this project I get to go to various communities around Jamaica and assess their knowledge of Climate Change. This has been a great experience and I have learned a lot about Jamaica and how the citizens view the environment through talking with locals.

Challenges Faced
Since I have to work with many offices and agencies that are located outside of the UNEP CEP building it has been a challenge to try and coordinate dates, ideas, and tasks. This has slowed down some parts of my projects, especially the ones that are coordinated outside the office; however, there is still always something to do.

Lessons Learnt
It has been interesting to see all the different partnerships that are formed through various projects and initiatives.