Alison Cameron: Sustainable Development in Jordan
September 1, 2009
Alison Cameron (MAIPS ‘09) interned in Amman, Jordan for Friends of the Earth Middle East through our DPMI Development Practicum. Friends of the Earth Middle East is a non-profit organization promoting collaboration between Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian environmentalists. Alison, whose studies at the Monterey Institute focused on sustainable development, collaborated on a 90 page Master Plan for an ecological park in the Jordan Valley.
After graduation, Alison provided sustainability consulting services for Terra Vertis (Victory for Earth) and the Jordan Green Business Council:
"With Terra Vertis, I helped develop an employee green champions team for our client Aramex, which is basically the FedEx of the Middle East. Parallel to that, I worked with the Jordan Green Business Council's Legal and Organizational Committee to establish formalized administrative, operational, and internship processes - as it was a start-up NGO, the first of its kind to emerge in Jordan."
Alison will soon work as a Program Officer for Shelter for Life International, helping to build shelters and promote grassroots development in refugee communities around the world.