Tag: Jordan

Iraq’s burgeoning environmental policy framework

Iraq’s burgeoning environmental policy framework

This summer, I have been lucky enough to observe some significant new steps in the development of Iraq’s national environmental policy.  Over the last 10 years, since the US invasion of Iraq, the country has devoted increasing attention to environmental concerns, starting with the establishment of the Iraqi Ministry of Environment (MoE) in 2003.  Much […]

 

Week 2 – Bahrain for Red List training and interviews with regional experts

Week 2 – Bahrain for Red List training and interviews with regional experts

  I have just returned to Amman after spending five days in the Gulf – the small island country of Bahrain to be exact.  My colleague Haifaa Abdul Halim and I headed to Bahrain last Sunday, along with an independent IUCN contractor Laith El Moghrabi, to conduct a workshop on the IUCN Red List.  The […]

 

Week 1 – diving right in

Week 1 – diving right in

  My first week at IUCN ROWA passed quickly. in Jordan, offices are generally open Sunday through Thursday, with Friday and Saturday as weekends. However, last Saturday was was Jordan’s Independence Day, so IUCN was closed on Sunday. I began on Monday, when I my colleagues for the summer, including my office-mates Amer,  and Haifaa, […]

 

My work: An intro to IUCN West Asia and my summer fellowship

My work: An intro to IUCN West Asia and my summer fellowship

After weeks of difficult decision making, I finally decided to spend my summer working for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) based in Amman, Jordan. As the sole CBE fellow studying Arabic, I thought I would best apply my skills in an atmosphere that allowed me […]

 
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