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Projects

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

Sub-Saharan Africa Projects

 

Ethiopia, Safety Net Support Facility: February 2010–December 2014

Sector: Agriculture and Agribusiness, Governance and Public Sector Reform
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

The Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) is an initiative targeting some of the underlying causes of food insecurity in Ethiopia. Agriteam is implementing the Safety Net Support Facility component of the program, which was designed to contribute to the effective delivery of the Productive Safety Net Program.

 

Malawi, External Project Monitor for MAZIKO: Nutrition Foundation for Women & Children: October 2012–September 2013

Sector: Health and Population
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

As the External Project Monitor for MAZIKO, Agriteam Canada is working with CARE Canada and CARE Malawi to improve the efficient and effective implementation of the MAZIKO project.

 

South Sudan, Community Stabilization & Peace through Capacity Building in Jonglei State: November 2012–March 2013

Sector: Community Development
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

This initiative was designed to enhance security and peaceful relations and prevent persistent communal and ethnic violence in Pibor and Uror Counties. The project provided communities in these counties with skills to heal trauma and reconcile conflict, using the provisions in the Local Government Act (2012).

 

Democratic Republic of Congo, Canadian Facilitation for the Congo Basin Forests Partnership: July 2010–July 2012

Sector: Environment
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

The purpose of this assignment was to coordinate and facilitate activities related to the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). The Facilitator helped to maintain and strengthen the vitality of this regional cooperation; pursue dialogue among members; develop and update the CBFP roadmap so that partners' activities are better harmonized; and promote the CBFP to the international community.

 

Nigeria, Nigeria School of Health Technology and Primary Health Care development, CIDA: January 2006–January 2011

Sector: Health and Population
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

This is a capacity development project, with a critical role to play in assisting the Government of Nigeria (GON) to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, quality and accessibility of its PHC programs and services and to improve the health of Nigerians. The project aims to create sustainable, replicable models for improved PHC provision in Bauchi and Cross River States.

Ghana, Eastern Corridor Districts of the Northern Region, Community-Driven Initiatives for Food Security (CIFS): April 2004–October 2010

Sector: Governance and Public Sector Reform
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

The Community-Driven Initiatives for Food Security (CIFS) project in Ghana is a CIDA-sponsored project facilitated by Agriteam and CARE Canada. It has two main components and is being implemented over a six-year period (2004–2010). Component I represents the activities and facilitation of the Canadian Coordinating Agency. Component II represents budgetary support to the Government of Ghana, to be made available to the districts for implementation of project-related food security initiatives. This supports the project goal: a sustainable increase in food security in northern Ghana. CIFS was designed to strengthen both communities and local governments at the district and sub-district levels, as well as other government and non-governmental resources that are relied upon for technical assistance related to community-driven development and food security. CIFS emphasizes community capacity building to identify, prioritize and plan for effective food security initiatives.

Lilongwe, Malawi, Canada–Malawi Government Assistance Project (GAP): January 2001–March 2009

Sector: Governance and Public Sector Reform
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

GAP supports institutional development of Malawian public sector agencies by providing technical support and assistance to specific ministries in the key areas of education, health, water supply, and gender equality. Through a responsive funding mechanism, Agriteam supports Malawian government partners to identify their own critical capacity needs and design results-based initiatives to address those needs. Agriteam then facilitates access to Canadian and African technical assistance and capacity development providers to meet these needs. Additionally, the project supports public sector institutions to develop HIV/AIDS strategies and assists partners to mainstream gender equality into all initiatives. GAP is a flexible, demand-driven and participatory mechanism that provides strategic interventions that are in line with the priorities of departments, ministries. It focuses on results-oriented, high impact, low-cost initiatives that lead directly to improved human resource development management and more efficient, effective, equitable and transparent delivery of services. Examples of successful initiatives supported by GAP include a country financial accountability assessment with the Ministry of Finance, strategic planning with every ministry and key department; gender budgeting with the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Community Services, and leadership development with the Ministry of Human Resource Management and Development.

 
 

Tanzania, Canada’s Assistance to the District Based Support to Primary Education Project (CIDA): January 2002–January 2007

Sector: Education and Education Reform
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

This initiative assisted the Ministry of Education and Culture in Tanzania to integrate gender equality, HIV/AIDS considerations and environmental sustainability into the country’s primary education reform efforts. Agriteam provided long- and short-term Canadian advisors who facilitated capacity development within the ministry and assisted officials to integrate the cross-cutting issues within ministry policy, procedures and budgets as well as into management and teacher training, primary school curriculum and educational resources. The facilitators worked within a sector-wide approach (SWAp) in the education sector, strengthening the capacity of ministry officials to work in a multi-donor and multi-stakeholder environment.

 

South Africa, specifically Pretoria, and the three provinces of Free State, Gauteng and Mpumalanga, Canada-South Africa Teacher Development Project (CSATDP): January 1999–January 2006

Sector: Education and Education Reform
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

This was a CIDA-funded, C$8 million bilateral project designed to support appropriate and effective teacher professional development in South Africa. The project provided in-service educator training (INSET) at all levels of the system through individual and organizational capacity development activities.

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