Agriteam Supports Ottawa Food Bank

On Friday April 13th a team from Agriteam’s Gatineau office participated in the 6th Annual Food Sort Challenge in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. Teams were challenged to sort and package donated food as quickly as possible, and Agriteam came out in first place with a time of 15 minutes and 44 seconds! In total, 48 teams sorted through 48,000 lbs of food while fundraising for the Ottawa...

EDGE Country Director Meets with Foreign Affairs Minister, Crystia Freeland, and Ukraine Policy Makers to Discuss Government Reform Initiatives

Agriteam Country Director Tawnia Ammar attended a breakfast meeting between Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, and several Ukrainian ministers who are advocating for much needed government reform in Ukraine. Included in the breakfast were long standing EDGE partners on priority reform initiatives; the Ministers of Finance, Health, Infrastructure, Justice and the...

Technology Solution “YAKU” of LA LIBERTAD is the Absolute Winner of the “Desafío Emprendedor 2017”

The LIBERTECH group, a team of young Peruvian university students from La Libertad, won first prize yesterday in the national “hackathon” competition “Entrepreneur Challenge 2017.” The regional competition seeks to find technological solutions to specific problems faced by the country. This year’s themes were corruption, citizen security, water and sanitation, and disaster prevention. LIBERTECH...

Agriteam Selected as Monitor for GAC Women’s Economic Empowerment Program in Jordan

Agriteam is pleased to announce our selection as Women’s Economic Empowerment Monitor for the Jordan Development Program of Global Affairs Canada. GAC’s Jordan Development program currently supports two projects focused on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programming. These Sustainable Economic Growth projects include activities that promote child care and women’s safe access to work, pursuing...

EDGE Pledges Canadian Support to Ukraine’s Secretariat to the Cabinet of Ministers

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Agriteam’s Canada-Ukraine Expert Deployment for Governance and Economic Growth Project (EDGE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine’s Secretariat to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (SCMU). The signing ceremony took place in conjunction with the Ukrainian State Visit of Prime Minister Groysman to Canada. Under the Memorandum, EDGE will lend technical...

ProGobernabilidad Wins Prestigious Google Award for Innovative ‘MAMA’ Initiative

The MAMA initiative, a key e-governance initiative from Agriteam’s ProGobernabilidad project, has been selected as one of three national winners of The Google Challenge. The Google Challenge fund is a social impact contest designed to provide grant funding and technical assistance to local non -profit organizations (NGOs) in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru that use technology and...

Agriteam Welcomes Vietnamese Delegates on Canadian Education Study Tour

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the Vietnam Skills for Employment Project (VSEP) is implemented by Agriteam Canada in partnership with the College of the North Atlantic, and supported by Niagara College and Durham College. The project aims to strengthen Vietnam’s technical and professional education and training sector to better serve the Vietnamese growing economy. This month, a delegation of...

World Vision Plans to Replicate Agriteam‘s Successful Capacity Development Model Across Sierra Leone

The Systems Approach to Improve and Sustain Food Security (SATISFY) project improved the food security of people in poor rural communities in Ghana, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. The project was implemented by World Vision Canada with support from Global Affairs Canada from 2011 to 2017. Agriteam Canada was subcontracted to design and implement the Capacity Development (CD) program for local...

Global Affairs Canada Launches New Feminist International Assistance Policy

In June, Minister of International Development, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, launched the new Feminist International Assistance Policy (FeIAP) from Global Affairs Canada. The Policy promotes gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls, increases their participation in equal decision making, helps women and girls achieve more equitable access to and control over the resources...

FORTA Project Results in Newly Created Gender Commission in the Honduras Ministry of Education

Agriteam has been providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Education (MoE) in gender equality in Honduras through the Strengthening Education Management at the District Level in Honduras (FORTA) project (Global Affairs Canada, $14.4M) since 2013. This partnership has recently resulted in the swearing in of a 16-member Gender Commission representing all units of the MoE with a mandate to...

Official Opening of Youth Probation Centre in Kiev

Agriteam has been working with the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice over the last eight years through the Ukraine Juvenile Justice Reform Project (UJJRP) funded by Global Affairs Canada ($10.4M) to incorporate international standards into the youth justice system within the country. In February 2017, Ukraine’s fifth Youth Probation Centre was officially opened in Kyiv, providing a place for the...

Agriteam Awarded Consultancy to Support Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program

Agriteam Canada has been contracted by the World Bank to strengthen capacity development for the Productive Safety Net Programme Phase 4 (PSNP 4) in Ethiopia. The four-year, multi-donor funded project (US$11.6M) will provide technical assistance in priority areas to strengthen government systems and processes to implement PSNP 4’s Capacity Development Strategy. The focus is on strengthening...

E-Governance Success Stories in Northern Peru

From its inception, the Strengthening of Regional Governments for Social and Economic Development in Northern Peru Project (ProGobernabilidad) has been seeking innovative ways to use e-governance (one of four project components) to increase transparency and offer better services to the citizens of Northern Peru. Starting out by helping regional governments to improve their web portals and make...

Strengthening Education for the Ethiopia’s Mining Sector

Agriteam has been contracted by Global Affairs Canada to deliver the Strengthening Education for the Mining Sector (STEM) Project in Ethiopia ($12M, 2017-2022). The project will work towards the building of necessary skills and qualifications needed to prepare Ethiopians for the current and future benefits and opportunities that a growing and developing extractives sector will bring. The project...

EDGE launches I am a Reformer Campaign with the Government of Ukraine

The Expert Deployment for Governance and Economic Growth (EDGE) Project (Global Affairs Canada, $18.6M, 2014-2019) is working with the new Ukrainian government as it continues down the long and often difficult road to reform. Increased public trust and support for the government is an important pre-requisite for comprehensive change. One of the best ways to build this trust and support is...

Filmmaking Workshop for Youth “OneMinutes Jr”

In August, the Ukraine Juvenile Justice and Reform Project (UJJRP) completed a five-day workshop for 18 youth who participate in the Attendance Centre programs in Zaporizhia, Melitopol and Ivano-Frankivsk, during which they had an opportunity to make their own one-minute documentary films. During the workshop, professional filmmakers worked with youth and helped them learn how to create their...

Agriteam Country Director Speaks at Parliamentary Hearing on Child’s Rights in Ukraine

On October 12, 2016, Agriteam Country Director for Ukraine, Tawnia Sanford Ammar delivered a speech on the issue of criminal justice for minors during the Parliamentary Hearings of Verkhovna Rada, addressing the following: Youth should have the same fundamental rights and freedoms as adults, but they should also have additional special rights because of their age. For example, while everyone has...

Global Affairs Canada’s Peace and Stabilization Operations Program Provides Support for the National Police of Ukraine

Global Affairs Canada’s new Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOP), formerly the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, is supporting a three-year Police Training Assistance Project (PTAP) in Ukraine. Led by Agriteam, the $6.5M project aims to provide advisory services and training to help strengthen the new National Police of Ukraine (NPU) and support a national police academy...

Prime Minister’s Visit to Ukraine Focuses on Strengthening Canada – Ukraine Economic Cooperation

In July, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Ukraine for the first time. His visit focused on strengthening the already robust economic cooperation between our countries by signing the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement. Agriteam’s Expert Deployment for Governance and Economic Growth (EDGE) Project Director Tawnia Sanford Ammar (pictured below), Natalia Shuster (European Union...

Agriteam Contributes to Global Affairs Canada’s International Assistance Review

Agriteam attended several consultations in Ottawa and Calgary on Canada’s international assistance review and how Canada’s aid agenda should be structured going forward with regards to health and the rights of women and children; clean economic growth and climate change; governance, pluralism, diversity and human rights; peace and security; and delivering results. Agriteam also developed a brief...