Project profile — Youth interns with solidarity


Centre de Solidarité Internationaledu Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011133)
2015-07-29 - 2017-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Senegal (35.00%)
• Burkina Faso (33.00%)
• Ecuador (32.00%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Family planning (13030) (16.50%)
• Agriculture: Agricultural extension (31166) (30.30%)
• Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment: Trade education/training (33181) (9.20%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental education/training (41081) (24.00%)
• Other Multisector: Rural development (43040) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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.

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.

Results achieved 

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.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
16-06-2017 Disbursement $5,269
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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