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Projects

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

South Asia Projects

 

Sri Lanka, National Languages Project (NLP): February 2010–May 2015

Sector: Governance and Public Sector Reform
Region: South Asia

The National Languages Project responds to Sri Lanka’s need to enhance relations between Sinhala- and Tamil-speaking citizens through increasing respect for language rights and linguistic diversity, and fostering social cohesion.

 

Afghanistan, Afghan National Police Support for Democratic Elections: November 2012–March 2013

Sector: Governance and Public Sector Reform
Region: South Asia

The project was designed to build knowledge and awareness within the senior ranks of the Afghan National Police of the critical roles and responsibilities of police within a representative democracy, with a particular focus on the electoral process. The aim was to mitigate the negative actions and behaviours that had been demonstrated in previous elections.

Pakistan, Canada-Pakistan HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project (HASP): October 2003–October 2011

Sector: Health and Population
Region: South Asia

Agriteam Canada Consulting Ltd. was the lead firm in a consortium that also included the University of Manitoba and ProAction: Partners for Community Health in implementing the Canada-Pakistan HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. The project enhanced the capacity of the Government of Pakistan to implement an effective Second-Generation Surveillance (SGS) system for HIV/AIDS. HASP was a capacity building project that involved working with the National AIDS Control Program, Provincial AIDS Control Programs and other stakeholders to develop a sustainable SGS system for HIV/AIDS. HASP succeeded in putting in place an effective SGS system which identifies population sub-groups at increased risk for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections; provides timely warning of sudden changes in levels or distribution of HIV or of risk behaviours in those population sub-groups; and enables planners to understand the potential routes through which HIV can spread from high-risk groups to the general population.

Pakistan, Province of Punjab, Systems-Oriented Health Investment Program (SOHIP): January 2006–December 2010

Sector: Health and Population
Region: South Asia

The goal of SOHIP is to improve the quality of primary health care, especially for the female population, and to increase access to health services by poor women and men. Some of the key planned activities will be:

  • Developing training materials/modules and training of trainers to strengthen the health promotion and health education training of staff including supervisors, outreach workers, nurses and health visitors.
  • Training district-level and provincial staff on management systems strengthening, including on issues of evidence-based planning, community consultation, supportive supervision and gender-based analysis.
  • Organizing semi-annual Health Forums that allow district health managers to exchange information, ideas and innovations across districts.
  • Post-graduate training for District Health Management Diploma.
  • Facilitating an annual Punjab district health datasheet with comparative indicators of performance to motivate districts to strengthen services and system improvements.
  • Supporting policy-relevant research according to the priorities of the Department of Health.
  • Developing pilot models and tools that facilitate community involvement in planning, managing and/or monitoring local health services.
  • Improving the quality of health management systems as perceived by provincial and district health sector managers and district governments.

 

Bangladesh, Rangpur District, Complementary Sector Reform: Strengthening the Teaching of English and Math in Secondary Schools: April 2005–June 2010

Sector: Education and Education Reform
Region: South Asia

The CSR is a tightly focused education initiative designed to complement larger efforts supporting Bangladesh's education reform agenda. The project works with the Bangladesh Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, and provides teaching and learning support materials to teachers of mathematics and English in 100 pilot junior secondary schools. These teachers receive professional development in subject-area knowledge and pedagogic practices through workshops designed and delivered by Canadian and Bangladeshi specialists. The project also provides targeted training opportunities for head teachers and members of school management committees.

 
 

Multiple Countries, Project Implementation Planning Mission for the Canada-Asia Regional Emerging Infections Diseases: January 2005–January 2006

Sector: Health and Population
Region: South Asia, South East Asia and Pacific

Agriteam worked with CIDA and the Public Health Agency of Canada to plan the implementation of the Canada-Asia Regional Emerging Infections Diseases (CAREID) Project. CAREID is intended to reduce the threat of Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Avian Influenza (AI) to human security, regional stability, and sustainable development in South East Asia and China. Agriteam staff developed workshop methodology, and facilitated workshops in five countries.

Bangladesh, Poultry Sector Development Project (CIDA): January 1998–January 2005

Sector: Agriculture and Agribusiness
Region: South Asia

This project improved the profitability of the poultry industry and its contribution to poverty reduction and food security in rural areas of Bangladesh by increasing the capacity of the poultry feed industry, laboratory testing, extension services and the management capacity of small, medium and large poultry producers. Poultry management and feed utilization was improved through the development of training materials and skills building for 580 formal and non-formal extension workers and 7250 farmers. Feedmills received design assistance, consulting advice and training in facilities management, least-cost feed formation and poultry nutrition. The National Animal Nutrition Lab was upgraded to international standards and successfully assures its standards through participation in an international round-robin testing system. Project personnel worked with the government to draft a national Animal Feed Act which has been signed off by government and submitted to the law ministry.

 

Bangladesh, Urban Services and Advocacy for Gender Equality (USAGE) CIDA: January 2000–January 2004

Sector: Gender Equality
Region: South Asia

Agriteam managed this project to support and promote human rights for women, especially in Bangladesh's garment sector by bringing together NGO and government actors together in discussions regarding women's labour rights, codes of conduct and garment sector policy. We built the capacity of Bangladeshi NGO to advocate for the integration of gender equality concerns into government planning and programs.

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