Project profile — Interagency Coalition on Aids and Development – IAYI Internships 2015-2017


Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3864967922)
2015-06-19 - 2017-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• South Africa (30.00%)
• Uganda (11.00%)
• Malawi (20.00%)
• Tanzania (39.00%)


• Basic Health: Health education (12261) (50.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative. The internships focus on increasing the awareness, engagement, and participation of Aboriginal youth in international development, while providing them with opportunities to expand their employment skills. The IAYI initiative is funded through DFATD’s Global Citizens Program. The project provides internships to 20 Aboriginal interns with overseas internships in four countries. Eight interns are placed in Tanzania with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, two interns in Uganda with the CAP/AIDS Uganda, four interns in Malawi with the Museums of Malawi, and six interns in South Africa with the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Interns offer a variety of culturally-specific HIV/AIDS prevention, and care and support services that focus on the needs of local populations. This includes HIV/AIDS related public awareness-raising, outreach, resource mobilization, anti HIV stigma and discrimination initiatives, documentation and research support, and social media analysis.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) Aboriginal interns (young men and women) are actively seeking employment and/or further education opportunities in Canada, including in fields related to international development; and 2) Aboriginal interns (young men and women) are engaged as active global citizens, supporting international development efforts in Canada and abroad.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2017 include: (1) 16 interns (12 female and 4 male) have gained skills pertaining to data collection, interpersonal skills, activity planning, working with different populations (e.g. children, people with disabilities), problem solving, proposal writing, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and utilizing local resources among others; (2) five interns placed with the University of KwaZulu-Natal helped plan and co-facilitate sexual health workshops and engaged in web development and social media; and (3) eight interns based in Tanzania with Green Hope Organization, assisted with clinic visits, visiting people living with HIV and disabilities, visiting orphanages and collecting data for a graduate study among other tasks.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $67,502
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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