Central Tibetan Administration
Department of Information & International Relations (DIIR)
Title: Environmental Research and Writing
Overview: A Tibetan professional with an environmental science background and/or an interest in research and writing on environmental issues.
Service Code: CTA-DIIR-01-2012
Service Track: Student/Professional
Host Institute Information: DIIR educates Tibetan policy makers and the international community on the political, human rights and environmental situation in occupied Tibet. The department publishes books and provides information on Tibet in print, online and through multi-media. It serves as a protocol office for the Tibetan exile administration and liaison with international media and Tibet support group networks throughout the world.
Role: The Environment and Development Desk of DIIR seeks an experienced researcher/writer for a service period of three months to a year to prepare briefing papers and longer reports on development issues in Tibet. Topics will include mining, environmental impact of the tourism industry, responding to China's white paper on environment and development in Tibet, revising CTA’s current guidelines on sustainable development in Tibet, and revising a 2008 paper on Tibet's railway. The professional may have an added opportunity to represent and assist the department in its participation in a global conference on environment and development.
AT A GLANCE:
Opening: 1 Fellow
Experience Level: Mid-Advanced
Time Commitment: 3 months+
Field Based: No
Host Type: CTA.
Start Date: June 1, 2012
Eligibility & Benefits:
• Housing Assistance
• A modest monthly stipend
Requirements: Strong English writing and research skills. An advanced degree in environmental science and/or experience of working on environmental issues is desired. Knowledge of Mandarin a plus
Tibet Corps seeks to inspire Tibetans to become directly engaged in tangible work to build and strengthen the Tibetan community, its organizations and institutions, and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), to surmount barriers and gaps in space and resources, building on our own collective strength to support the Tibetan people.
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