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English to Spanish translation of UN Biodiversity Lab Presentation

UNDP Global Programme on Nature for Development

30 Oct 2019 Apply now Share
30 Oct 2019 Apply now Share
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UNDP's Global Programme on Nature for Development is working with the UN Environment's MapX initiative, NASA, and several top-tier research institutions to provide high-quality spatial data to governments to support conservation and development decision-making. As part of this project, we are developing a web-based tool called the UN Biodiversity Lab for use by national policymakers. We are looking for Online Volunteers to help us translate the text for several presentations from English to Spanish. Technical background in spatial data and planning is required. The text for the promotional materials will be ca. 5,000 words. We will select one online volunteer to conduct the initial translation, and one to proofread the translation.
Translation
Translation and interpretation
UNDP’s Global Programme on Nature for Development brings together three different initiatives – the Equator Initiative, the National Biodiversity Initiative, and the Global Forest Initiative – to identify, foster, showcase and celebrate nature-based solutions that help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at local, national, and international levels. Through the NASA Applied Spatial Planning Project, UNDP aims to make available the global datasets produced using remote sensing in order to help guide conservation decisions. The NASA project is complemented by UNDP’s broader spatial planning work to convene leading organizations and create a platform where spatial data can be shared to enable countries to deliver on their commitments to deliver on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Sustainable Development Goals.
Volunteers: 2 needed
11-20 hours per week / 2 weeks
We are looking for online volunteers with a professional background as translators who are fluent in English and have excellent Spanish language skills at native-speaker level. Technical background in spatial data and spatial planning, as well as familiarity with key terms in both English and Spanish is required. General understanding of global development and environmental issues is important.
Global
English, Spanish

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