Function or function domain:
Junior Assistant – Tropical Forestry
Description of the work as a Junior Expert:
The sustainable management of forests and stopping land degradation are at the core of the project in which I worked (PAREF) ánd at the core of SDG 15. The PAREF projects targeted to plant a total of 12,000 hectares of new forest and invested heavily in the professional development of forest management.
As a Junior Assistant I was responsible for the overall technical support. I organised the technical part of the monitoring and evaluation of the nurseries and plantations, co-wrote technical guidelines and organised training courses on Excel, GPS, forest inventory and forest management plans.
I took the initiative to develop a digital forestry library for Rwanda and I translated the technical documentation (tree species and their ecology in Rwanda, written by consultants) into an app to enable easy consultation of the information to help in the selection of tree species. In collaboration with the forestry administration, we installed this on the Ministry’s website.