Project: Consultant HPAI impact assessment and toolkit development
Job title: Consultant rapid assessment HPAI impact and toolkit development
Client: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Skills: research, impact assessment
Thematic areas: livelihoods, poultry, avian influenza
Brief description of responsibilities:
Consultant on rapid assessment of livelihoods, social and gender impacts of HPAI for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Ankara, Turkey. Collaborating with the Commodities and Trade Division (ESC), the Gender and Population Division (SDW) and the FAO Representative in Turkey.
- Developed a checklist and toolkit for rapid assessment of livelihoods, social and gender impacts of HPAI. This included use of participatory tools and their adaptation for use in the context of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
- Field-tested and evaluated the checklist and toolkit during a three-week mission to Turkey, including Ankara and selected field locations.
A short video describing the findings of testing the checklist and toolkit for socio-economic impact assessment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Turkey shortly after the first outbreaks in October 2005.
Project: Practical training
Job title: Trainee
Organization: AEGEAN Research Institute for tropical crops
Location: Menemen, Turkey
Skills: practical training
Thematic areas: crop production, beekeeping, laboratory analysis
Brief description of traineeship:
For a period of 2,5 months I worked at the AEGEAN research institute. Here I participated in daily activities such as cultivating, harvesting, insect control, and weeding in crops such as lentils, sunflower, tobacco and potatoes. Furthermore I conducted laboratory work (determining the sugar and nicotine content of tobacco leaves) and I learned the basic skills of beekeeping.