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Projects

Projects listed under "All Projects" are ordered according to timeline, starting with Agriteam's most current projects.

North and Central Asia Projects

 

China, Policy Options Project (POP): December 2005–April 2015

Sector: Governance and Public Sector Reform
Region: North and Central Asia

The Policy Options Project (POP) supports Chinese policy reforms by strengthening the capacity of Chinese Government officials to develop and implement policies. POP contributes Canadian technical expertise through sub-projects that respond to Chinese Government requests related to the current priorities of ethnic minority rights, labour rights, and rule of law. The common element of all POP programming related to the above priorities is a focus on marginalized groups such as migrant workers and ethnic minorities. To achieve tangible results for these marginalized groups, priority is given to POP proposals that emphasize the implementation of reforms lead by sub-national agencies, including provinces, municipalities, and ethnic autonomous regions. Chinese policy makers, through the sub-projects, are able to exchange ideas, models, experience, and expertise with Canadian policy makers, practitioners and experts. POP builds on the successes and lessons learned from the Public Sector Reform Program, which was also implemented by Agriteam between 1999 and 2004. To learn more about POP and view opportunities available to Canadian experts, please visit www.popinchina.com and go to the sub-project opportunities page.

 

Mongolia, Advancing Education for Democracy with the Community of Democracies: July 2012–May 2013

Sector: Education and Education Reform
Region: North and Central Asia

Under the leadership of the Office of the Mongolian Presidency of the Community of Democracies, this project was designed to provide technical support for the operationalization and promotion of education for democracy (EfD) through the development of a curriculum framework which could be used internationally to support the teaching and learning of democratic values and principles.

 

China, Monitoring Services for the Statistical Information Management Program, Phase II (SIMP II): June 2006–December 2012

Sector:
Region: North and Central Asia

The purpose of this assignment was to assist the CIDA Project Manager with technical monitoring and assessment of SIMP II on an as-needed basis. The monitor helped CIDA to assess the continuing local relevance of the project; the progress of the project towards achieving expected results, including gender equality results; and the cost-effectiveness of the project.

China, (Xinjiang, Gansu, Sichuan, Chongqing, Shaanxi, IMAR, Jilin), Livestock Health Extension Services Project (LHESP): November 2005–March 2011

Sector: Agriculture and Agribusiness
Region: North and Central Asia

This project involves assistance to various Chinese government and non-government organizations in target provinces and autonomous regions to build capacity to deliver better livestock health extension services to poor farmers and herders in western regions, helping to increase the productivity and income for poor livestock farmers. Agriteam is responsible for coordination of capacity building and skills training methodologies leading to livestock health extension services that are more effective in serving poor small farmers. Field-based, pilot initiatives will ensure appropriate macro-micro linkages to lead, ultimately, to a sustainable system for the effective delivery of livestock health extension services in western China and increased farm productivity and income for poor rural women and men in the western regions.

Mongolia, Training for Rural Development, Mongolia: January 2004–December 2010

Sector: Agriculture and Agribusiness
Region: North and Central Asia

The project will improve rural livelihoods in Mongolia, evidenced by increased net income for rural households, improved social and living conditions and increased opportunities for rural women and poor. The project will improve the institutional capacity of MSUA and its associated research institutes and strengthen of the national extension service. A producer-driven research system will make applied research more relevant to rural development. The development of an extension-training department at MSUA and strengthening the research capabilities of MSUA staff at the university and its branches this project will facilitate training of agrologists for effective transfer of information throughout the Mongolian agricultural community. New and sustainable crop and livestock production methods will improve productivity and in turn, profitability in the rural economy, which will help to diminish poverty and food security issues in Mongolia.

 

People’s Republic of China, Gansu and Xinjiang Pastoral Development Project Monitoring and Evaluation: July 2007–December 2010

Sector: Agriculture and Agribusiness
Region: North and Central Asia

In the early implementation stage, this project will assess the progress of a World Bank-funded project supporting sustainable resource management initiatives in the globally significant areas of the Tian Shan and Altai Shan of Xinjiang and the Qilian Shan in Gansu.

 

Tibet Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, Bombardier Tibet Tourism Training Program: July 2007–August 2010

Sector: Private Sector Development
Region: North and Central Asia

Agriteam is presently managing this scholarship program to train Tibetan students—economically disadvantaged recent high school graduate trainees from rural areas of Tibet—in hotel and restaurant management.

The People's Republic of China: Sichuan, Xinjiang and Ningxia provinces, Strengthening Capacity in Basic Education in Western China (CIDA): January 2001–September 2007

Sector: Education and Education Reform
Region: North and Central Asia

SCBEWC was a bilateral project between the Government of Canada and the People's Republic of China. It took place in six rural counties within three western provinces selected because of their linguistic and culture diversity and their levels of poverty. The Government of China identified the creation of a system for effective teacher education through distance education as a strategic priority within its Western Development Strategy, which had particular resonance for remote areas. Agriteam led a consortium that included Alberta Learning and the Universities of Alberta, Athabasca and Calgary. Together we assisted our Chinese partners to enhance their capacity at three levels: effective policy and planning; the production of quality teacher education materials; and the development of a Learning Support Center in each of the 360 project schools to support school-based teacher education via distance.

People’s Republic of China, Tibet Autonomous Region, Basic Human Needs Project (BHNP): October 2001–May 2007

Sector: Governance and Public Sector Reform
Region: North and Central Asia

The BHNP is an integrated rural development project that is piloting new participatory models for poverty alleviation in the Tibet Autonomous Region. The project comprises seven sectors, including water and sanitation, heath and hygiene, agriculture and rangeland, income generation, community forestry and watershed management. The BHNP takes a holistic approach to the multi-faceted issue of poverty and links sectors through integrated planning and implementation. Our approach uses water and sanitation as the key entry point for village-level development, which is always accompanied by health and hygiene promotion delivered by health promotion teams trained by BHNP specialists and local staff. The BHNP has been extremely successful in the water and sanitation sector, due in many respects to its embracing the principle that village ownership of and responsibility for maintaining water resources greatly enhances sustainability. In recognition of the success of Phase One, the project was recently extended for two years (Jan. 2006–Dec 2007) to enable it to work at the regional level with the Poverty Alleviation Office in Lhasa to extend and replicate the models developed in the first phase throughout Tibet.

 

People’s Republic of China, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR), China-Canada Biodiversity Protection and Community Development Project: March 2001–November 2006

Sector: Environment
Region: North and Central Asia

This project increased the capacity of Chinese government institutions and agencies for protected area management, biodiversity protection and promotion of sustainable community development, especially among ethnic minorities.

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