The Improving Basic Education Project (IBEP, PROMEB in Spanish) will strengthen basic education in Peru by developing the capacity of educational administrators and service providers in the region of Piura. The project will focus on four key components: (1) strengthen the institutional capacity and human resources of basic education; (2) develop and facilitate the implementation of educational programs; (3) coordinate project activities in rural environments; and (4) mainstream gender and participation into the project. It aims to improve access and quality of preschool and primary education for rural children, and to produce a model for basic education in Piura that can be reproduced in other parts of the country. The project will work with the Dirección Regional de Educación (DRE), the regional arm of the Ministry of Education (MED), and the Agentes de Desarrollo Educativo and Coordinaciones Educativas, intermediary organizations (OIs) that work in support of the DRE.
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Agriteam Gives Back
Agriteam’s 2008 Charitable Donations Committee was formed in early February to administer Agriteam staff members’ recommendations for which charitable causes they’d like to donate to both in terms of time and money. So far, the committee has made donations to the following organizations: the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa, Kamp Kiwanis, the Lotus Child Center in Mongolia, Plan Canada, the Witches of Gushiegu Project in northern Ghana, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Good Hope Trust in Tanzania. Background information on these organizations can be found later in this bulletin.
Summer Spotlight: The Witches of Gushiegu Project
In Gushiegu town in northern Ghana, there are approximately 90 destitute women who have been labelled as witches.They have suffered greatly from this discrimination and have been beaten and ostracized.
When Agriteam’s CIFS Field Director in Tamale learned of this situation, she was moved to assist these women. She sent out an appeal to Agriteam staff and friends for help. An initial shipment of bed linens was followed by fundraising efforts, which have resulted in donations of more than $20,000.
This money has enabled the building of a small complex in Gushiegu, consisting of 24 rooms that are divided into three per block with a bathroom in between. Construction is traditional mud block, with durable metal roofs substituting for the traditional thatch.
The CIFS project provided the women with a grinding mill, and there is running water nearby, so this small community of women should be able to provide for their own basic needs without much outside assistance.
The Charitable Donations Committee coordinates events that run simultaneously in the Calgary and Gatineau offices. The following events have been scheduled for this year.
April: Food Drive
October: CIBC Run for the Cure
TBD: Habitat for Humanity
December: Christmas Event–TBD
The Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa
The Club’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
The Club of Ottawa has served the Ottawa community for more than 83 years, reaching out to 4,500 children and youth through after-school, weekend and summer programs that build self-esteem and help to develop stronger social skills.
Kamp Kiwanis’ mission is to have fun, be safe and nurture growth.
Since 1951, children have had the opportunity to attend Kamp Kiwanis for up to 12 days, 100% subsidized, including transportation. This is made possible through several fundraising initiatives and the generous contributions made by donors every year.
Lotus Child Centre, Mongolia
One of the primary goals of the Lotus Child Centre is to provide primary care to all of our children, which includes food, health care, clothing and accommodation.
Through quality education, meaningful activities and by creating small family groups (10 children to one housemother), the Lotus Centre tries to give children a chance to make a positive future. Today, 148 children call the Lotus Centre their home.
Shepherds of Good Hope
Since 1983, Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa has worked diligently to ease the suffering of those whose needs are not being met. Money will be collected throughout the year to purchase food items for the Shepherds of Good Hope.
For further information about Agriteam and the services and capabilities we provide, please contact one of our Canadian offices. If you need to contact one of our international offices, please see the link on this page—it will take you to a full listing of contact information for these offices. To read more about who works for Agriteam, please go to our Team page.
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International Field Offices
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International Field Offices
Cambodia Agricultural Market Information Project (CAMIP)
Livestock Health Extension Services Project (LHESP)
LHESP Chongqing Provincial Office
LHESP Gansu Provinical Office
LHESP Shaanxi Provinical Office
LHESP Xinjiang Provincial Office
Support to Egyptian Primary Schooling (STEPS II)
Early Childhood Education Enhancement Project (ECEEP)
Community-Driven Initiatives for Food Security, Ghana (CIFS)
Supporting Jordan’s Education Reform Project
College and School of Health Technology and Primary Health Care Project
telephone: 011-234-805-907-3364; 011-234-803-363-2226
HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project (HASP)
Systems-Oriented Health Investment Program (SOHIP)
Proyecto de Mejoramiento de Educación Básic en Piura, Perú/Improving Basic Education in Piura, Peru (PROMEB/IBEP)
Electronic Governance for Efficiency and Effectiveness (E3)
Pasig City, Philippines
Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP)
Vietnam Judicial Development Grassroots Engagement Project (JUDGE)
Agriteam has implemented more than 170 projects and assignments worldwide since our foundation in 1987. We invite you to explore projects in the way that suits you best: by clicking on all projects for a full list, by checking out featured projects or by searching by criteria including region and sector.
At Agriteam, we are always interested in receiving CVs from qualified individuals with experience in international development and ideally, our core areas of expertise.
If you’d like to send us your CV, please make sure the following are included:
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With expertise in a diverse range of sectors and offering a full suite of project management services, we prioritize local ownership and capacity development in everything we do. We work across the world, in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
About Agriteam Canada
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Agriteam Canada was established in 1986 by Robert Francis and has since designed and implemented more than 170 projects worldwide in sectors including health and population; gender equality; education and education reform; agriculture and agribusiness; community development; governance and public sector reform; private sector development; legal and judicial reform; corporate social responsibility; and environment.
In 1991, Agriteam opened a second office in Gatineau, Quebec, which today is home to more than 20 Agriteam employees.
Roughly 200 full-time and support staff work for Agriteam, spread across the Calgary and Gatineau offices as well as field offices in Amman, Jordan; Cairo, Egypt; Lilongwe, Malawi; Calabar, Nigeria; Tamale, Ghana; Islamabad, Pakistan; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Beijing, China; Lhasa, Tibet; Manila, Philippines; Davao, Philippines; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Piura, Peru.
The funding agencies we have worked with include the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and United Nations Agencies. We partner with numerous Canadian universities and colleges.
Agriteam Canada’s mission is to provide management and technical expertise characterized by:
- results-based project design
- participatory methodologies
- local input and ownership
We aim to be catalysts of change and opportunity—not imposers of “solutions.” We aim to be partners in international development, contributing our best people and expertise to projects that will continue to create opportunities after we leave.
We firmly believe that for a development project to have a lasting impact, partner-country stakeholders and beneficiaries must claim it as their own. This belief guides every step of our project management approach.
From beginning to end, our projects encourage participation and collaboration. We involve developing country partners at the outset of projects to define goals and indicators and at regular intervals through progress reviews.
We have formed very successful project partnerships, both as lead firm and sub-consultant, with government ministries and departments, universities and colleges, non-governmental organizations and private sector companies.
We participate in numerous consortia to implement international development projects. Current and past partners include Agra Monenco, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Privy Council of Canada, the Government of Alberta, Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, CARE Canada, World University Service of Canada, Partners in Rural Development, Bombardier, Centerra Gold and Continental Minerals.
At the core of our approach to project design and implementation is capacity development, which helps to build long-term sustainability into projects. We use a tried and tested four-stage capacity development model that:
- establishes local ownership and consensus about the need for change
- develops capacity in priority areas
- ensures that capacity is applied to improve performance
- supports internalization of changes for sustainability
Please see our Expertise page for more about our approach.
Agriteam Canada Consulting Ltd. is the lead firm in a consortium that also includes the University of Manitoba and ProAction: Partners for Community Health in implementing the Canada-Pakistan HIV/AIDS Surveillance Project (HASP), funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. The project seeks to enhance the capacity of the Government of Pakistan to implement an effective Second Generation Surveillance (SGS) System for HIV/AIDS. HASP is a capacity building project that involves working with the National AIDS Control Program (NACP), Provincial AIDS Control Programs (PACPs) and other stakeholders to develop a sustainable SGS system for HIV/AIDS. To date, HASP has succeeded in putting in place an effective SGS system that 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. Recently our consortium received an 18 month time extension on the project. The project will conclude in October 2011.
The vision of STEPS II has been articulated very clearly by the Egyptian Ministry of Education (MOE). STEPS II will support the MOE in achieving comprehensive quality education in Egypt. STEPS II will support the efforts of the MOE by promoting school-based improvement through all its activities. It will use the school as the unit of change. The success of STEPS II will ultimately be measured on the basis of how it has contributed to the MOE's vision of improved schools as expressed in the national standards. The overall approach of STEPS II is comprehensive and systemic, linking interventions at the school to all levels of the education system. Local and national level primary education personnel are identifying mechanisms for mobilizing school leaders and communities around education reform. The anticipated result of STEPS II is an enhanced basic education system at the school, idara, moderaya and national levels that actively supports the implementation of the national standards.
Ghana, Eastern Corridor Districts of the Northern Region, Community-Driven Initiatives for Food Security (CIFS): April 2004–October 2010
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.
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.