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Internship Details

About Internship:

We are seeking a person who holds the Master Degree preferably in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Horticulture, Environmental studies, or a related field. S/He should has understanding of research tools, data collection techniques and also communicate well in Assamese language as the research involves meeting with farmers, local traders, and other stakeholders in Assam. Any past experience with Bamboo focused studies will be a plus

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. On-site assessment of the stock availability and land-ownership patterns of the two key commercial bamboo species Bambusa balcoa and Bambusa tulda in the non-forest areas of selected districts in Assam
2. Identification of key villages in the shortlisted districts with potential for commercial cultivation and extraction of the two species of interest
3. Map out the existing supply chain of the two species of interest and identify the key stakeholders involved in each segment of the value chain
4. Details of the local communities involved in bamboo production in the region - the primary source of livelihood, income category, land availability, participation in FPOs or other such institutional mechanisms, volumes produced, sale pricing, current buyers, etc.
5. Gauge the interest of the local communities/FPOs to engage on sustainable production of bamboo with buy-back arrangements with corporate partner
6. Gauge the demand for FSC certified bamboo in the region through discussions with key traders and buyers
7. Assess the gaps between the existing operating conditions and FSC standard's principles and criteria
8. Identify the key opportunities and challenges linked with the promotion of sustainable bamboo cultivation, extraction and trade in the region

Perks:

1. Expenses Covered as per WWF India TA DA Policy
2. Working in beautiful Landscapes of Assam
3. Certificate

No. of Positions

1

Skills Required

Application Deadline

Apply by: 15th Feb `18

Stipend

Rs. 5000-8000

About Company

WWF-India is a science-based organization which addresses issues such as the conservation of species and its habitats, climate change, water and environmental education, among many others. Over the years, its perspective has broadened to reflect a more holistic understanding of the various conservation issues facing the country and seeks to proactively encourage environmental conservation by working with different stakeholders- Governments, NGOs, schools and colleges, corporates, students and other individuals. 

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