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Water and Health Intern

Water and Health Intern

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Internship
Description

The UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (http://inweh.unu.edu/)is a member of the UNU family of organizations. Its vision is a world free of water problems where sustainable human development and environmental health and security are assured for all. Its mission is to help resolve pressing water challenges that are of concern to the United Nations, its Member States, and their people. UNUINWEH pursues its mission through critical analysis and synthesis of existing bodies of scientific discovery; targeted research that identifies emerging policy issues; application ofontheground scalable sciencebased solutions to water issues; and global outreach. UNUINWEH is the only entirelywater focused Institute within the UNU System, and the only entirely waterrelated UN entity in Canada. UNUINWEH is supported by the Government of Canada and hosted by McMaster University. UNUINWEH works on four broadly defined, interconnected thematic areas: i) accelerating the implementation of waterrelated SDGs ii) activating a technology revolution for water security in the Global South; iii) advancing gender equality for effective water management and iv) managing waterand climaterelated risks for improved water security UNUINWEHStrategicPlan.The institute focuses primarily on global water issues and their implications for developing countries.
Description of Responsibilities

  • Support development of a cholera risk index and dengue risk machine learning algorithm for countryspecific modelling.
  • Collect and synthesize datasets and validate models for selected countries.
  • Draft research outputs detailing relevant literature, research methods, and results.
  • Undertake additional tasks as assigned by the supervisor
Location: Remote
Organization: United Nations University
Deadline: April 21, 2021
External website link: https://inweh.unu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/VA2021_28_TOR_Internship_INWEH_Water-and-Health-Intern-WASH-disease-Vulnerability-and-Surveillanc-1.pdf
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