CESO – Volunteer cooperation 2020-2027


Reporting Organization:CESO - Canadian Executive Service Organization
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 49,999,998
Timeframe: March 31, 2020 - December 31, 2026
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles


Reporting Organization


CESO - Canadian Executive Service Organization

Participating Organizations


Unspecified

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)


  • Government and Public Sector

    • Global Affairs Canada (100.00%)
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Location


Country - Total Budget Allocation


Senegal - $ 4,749,999.81 (9.50%)

Côte d’Ivoire - $ 4,499,999.82 (9.00%)

Ethiopia - $ 4,249,999.83 (8.50%)

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 3,449,999.86 (6.90%)

Benin - $ 2,799,999.89 (5.60%)

Kenya - $ 2,799,999.89 (5.60%)

Philippines (the) - $ 2,799,999.89 (5.60%)

Burkina Faso - $ 2,449,999.90 (4.90%)

Ecuador - $ 2,399,999.90 (4.80%)

Vietnam - $ 2,249,999.91 (4.50%)

Ghana - $ 2,149,999.91 (4.30%)

Bolivia - $ 1,999,999.92 (4.00%)

Peru - $ 1,899,999.92 (3.80%)

Myanmar - $ 1,799,999.93 (3.60%)

Colombia - $ 1,749,999.93 (3.50%)

Cambodia - $ 1,699,999.93 (3.40%)

Honduras - $ 1,699,999.93 (3.40%)

Guyana - $ 1,349,999.95 (2.70%)

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the) - $ 1,349,999.95 (2.70%)

Togo - $ 999,999.96 (2.00%)

Suriname - $ 849,999.97 (1.70%)

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Areas of Focus


Other - Total Budget Allocation


Economic Development & Empowerment (54.00 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (22.20 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (11.00 %)

Protection (8.30 %)

Environment & Climate Change (4.50 %)

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Description


This project supports 2,905 volunteer placements, and aims to improve the economic and/or social wellbeing of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, with a view to contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing the participation of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project aims to increase the performance of developing country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative, and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality. This project also works to deliver capacity building through volunteer advisors who act as mentors, advisors or coaches, and become catalysts for partners in the agriculture and tourism sectors of the project countries to realize their full potential. Project activities include: (1) providing technical assistance in strategic planning and leadership to promote innovative practices that advance inclusiveness, gender equality, and women’s economic empowerment; (2) providing technical assistance in production, operations, quality control, financial procedures, human resources management procedures, customer service, and marketing to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment; (3) providing technical assistance to create and/or improve gender-sensitive processes, policies, tools and practices; (4) delivering events and campaigns to inform Canadians about international development issues and opportunities to get involved with these issues; and (5) establishing a fund for partners to procure equipment and supplies necessary to implement an innovation meant to accelerate results through improved productivity, efficiency, sales and income for marginalized and vulnerable groups, particularly women.

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Target Population


Gender and age: Adult women Children, girls
Total Direct Population: 2,905
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Outputs


520 Volunteer Assignments
948 Development initiatives
8,417 Canadians mobilized to support Canada's international development efforts
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Results & Indicators


Expected Results


The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased performance of developing country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality; and (2) increased engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues.

Achieved Results


Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 520 volunteer assignments (including 39 for Canadian volunteers working in the project countries and 481 for Canadians working virtually) were delivered, which contributed to increased capacity of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative, environmentally sustainable development initiatives which promote gender equality with 254 organizations in 19 countries across five regions: East Africa, West Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Caribbean; (2) 285 volunteer advisors have contributed their expertise in the agribusiness, tourism, health and nutrition, agroforestry and other sectors, and have trained 5 301 individuals (of whom 3,466 (65.4%) are women) resulting in 948 development initiatives implemented by country partners that are more innovative, more environmentally sustainable as well as more effective at advancing gender equality, human rights and inclusion; and, (3) 8 417 (38.6% women) Canadians were mobilized to support Canada’s international development efforts through informed action and/or long-term commitment.

Indicators


  • None Selected
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