Youth interns with solidarity

Reporting Organization:Centre de solidarite internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 535,107
Timeframe: July 29, 2015 - March 31, 2017
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Centre de solidarite internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Senegal - $ 187,287.45 (35.00%)

Burkina Faso - $ 176,585.31 (33.00%)

Ecuador - $ 171,234.24 (32.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (16.5 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (30.3 %)

Environment & Climate Change (24 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (20 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (9.2 %)

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This project is part of DFATD’s International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), which is within the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). The IYIP is designed to offer young Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. The Centre de solidarité internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is sending 30 young Canadians in three countries (Equator, Senegal and Burkina Faso) for six months. Fields of intervention are: urban agriculture; sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry; solidarity marketing; community health; school dropout prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; family planning and reproductive health; rural development; non-timber forest product transformation; nutrition; climate change adaptation; and, sustainable management of natural resources.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Total Direct Population: 31
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Expected results include: 1) Increased access by Canadian interns to Canadian labour market opportunities, including in the field of international development; and, 2) Increased engagement of Canadian interns as global citizens in supporting international development efforts in Canada and abroad.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2017 include: (1) 31 interns (21 female and 10 male) were recruited and sent abroad, 5 to Burkina Faso, 14 to Senegal and 12 to Ecuador; (2) the 31 interns stated that they were well trained on development-related issues, including environmental sustainability, governance and gender equality; (3) 11 local partners, out of 12, stated that they were satisfied with the work done by the interns; and (4) 28 interns are either employed or actively looking for employment, including 15 in the field of international development.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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