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Minseon Kim, EAAFP Program Officer
EAAFP and the Korea Environment Corporation (KECO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on providing internship opportunities and conservation education for Korean students in the field of Environmental Science. The MOU was signed by Mr. Spike Millington, EAAFP’s Chief Executive and Mr. Jae-Cheon Yu, KECO’s Director on behalf of CEO Si-Jin Lee at the EAAFP office in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 26 February 2016.
The goal of the EAAFP Internship Program is to provide university students or graduates with practical experience and education in international organisations that promote cooperation among government agencies and inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations to conserve migratory waterbirds and our nature. EAAFP has benefited from interns from Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, Great Britain, France, Bulgaria and Ukraine who have been interested in biodiversity conservation.
KECO is a Korean government agency that contributes to nature-friendly national development. In addition, the Ministry of Environment and KECO jointly run the International Environment Expert Training Program (IEETP) aimed at fostering global leaders for environmental issues including climate change. One of our interns, Eunjin YU received this training.
Through the MOU, EAAFP and KECO will encourage more Korean students to be involved in conservation issues, provide an enlightening experience and fostering global conservation leaders for our better future.
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