JUDGE's overall goal is to strengthen justice sector capacity in support of more transparent and accountable governance. The five-year project supports the capacity development of judicial training institutions and associated actors in the legal-judicial sector so that the rights of Vietnamese citizens can be respected, promoted and protected in a more efficient, effective and equitable manner. It has three mutually supporting components: judicial training development; court administration and procedural reform; and civil society engagement and community-level access.
Projects listed under "All Projects" are ordered according to timeline, starting with Agriteam's most current projects.
South East Asia and Pacific Projects
Philippines, Local Governance Support Program in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (LGSPA): September 2004–March 2010
The goal of the project is to assist the Government of the Philippines and the Government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in reducing poverty and attaining and sustaining peace and development in ARMM by developing the capacity of regional and local governments and fostering an enabling environment for peace. Agriteam is implementing the project in association with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
The Trah Vinh Improved Livelihoods Project focuses on increasing the living standards and the productive capacity of poor households and villages in the province through an integrated set of agricultural and rural development initiatives. Targeted sectors include capacity development for government in planning, management and implementation of agriculture and rural development policies and programs in support of poverty reduction as well as village-level activities related to off-farm income generation, crop and livestock production, dairy and aquaculture.
This project is designed to improve the agricultural market information system and capacity to provide useful market intelligence to farmers and agribusiness. Improvements in the collection, analysis and dissemination of agricultural market information will be linked to initiatives around grading and the production of higher valued crops. These initiatives will work with existing commodity organizations, where possible, in the development of grading systems and with farm organizations at the community level. Key project activities include: improvement, upgrading and expansion of existing agriculture market information systems including hardware and software infrastructure, data collection and data processing; upgrading national government capacity in market analysis and provision of market intelligence; upgrading both government, non-government and private extension providers' capacity to produce and disseminate agriculture market information to producers and marketers; and increased farmer understanding of agriculture market information and application to farm activities through development of community farm organizations and lead farmers using Farmer Field School methodologies.
Republic of the Philippines, Private Enterprise Accelerated Resources Linkages Project Phase 2 (PEARL2): January 2002–November 2008
PEARL2 supports the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to create a meaningful jobs for both men and women in the Philippines. The principal clients are Business Support Organizations (BSOs) and Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs). PEARL2 is a five-year project, with a budget of approximately C$8.6 million provided by the Canadian International Development Agency in conjunction with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and National Economic Development Authority.
Republic of the Philippines, Mindanao and Western Visayas, Philippines-Canada Local Government Support Program Phase II (LGSP II): August 1999–November 2006
LGSP II worked with Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) at the national, regional and provincial levels, along with partners in municipalities to develop skills in economic development planning, legislative agenda setting, and policy analysis, development, implementation and enforcement. LGSP II supported more than 200 municipalities in numerous sectors including agriculture, natural resources management, enterprise development, watershed management, and water supply and sanitation. Municipalities were also supported in improving access to and/or quality of services for citizens and increasing the involvement of civil society organizations and citizens in governance activities and in local bodies such as health boards, education boards, bids and awards committees and local planning councils. LGSP was CIDA's flagship governance program in the Philippines and in 2003 it was selected by CIDA as a model capacity development project for its success in developing local governance capacity.
Multiple Countries, Project Implementation Planning Mission for the Canada-Asia Regional Emerging Infections Diseases: January 2005–January 2006
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.
Republic of the Fiji Islands, Technical Assistance to Support the Implementation of the Women’s Plan of Action: September 2001–January 2003
We supported the Government of Fiji in implementing its Women's Plan of Action by strengthening efforts to mainstream gender equality in two key ministries: the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health.
Agriteam built the capacity of government and machinery for women at the national and sub-national levels to mainstream a gender perspective into policy, planning and monitoring mechanisms. It also worked to improve awareness of and response to violence against women.
We identified methods for optimizing public and private financial resources to provide, operate and maintain water resources infrastructure in Indonesia.