Project profile — Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development Program



Overview 

CA-3-D003806001
$11,783,500
CBIE - Canadian Bureau for International Education (CA-CRA_ACR-2106844053)
2017-12-21 - 2025-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Far East Asia, regional (100.00%)

Sector 

• Education, Level Unspecified: Educational research (11182) (15.00%)
• Post-Secondary Education: Higher education (11420) (85.00%)

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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

The project aims to channel the creativity and the productivity of a new generation of students and young professionals, especially women, to contribute to poverty reduction and inclusive growth within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. More specifically, it seeks to deepen the knowledge and develop practical skills of students or mid-level professionals from the ASEAN region in areas of study that contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Project activities include: (1) the provision of short-term (up to 8 months) scholarships for study/research for ASEAN students in Canadian post-secondary academic institutions in areas of study that are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals; (2) the creation of institutional agreements between Canadian and ASEAN post-secondary academic institutions; (3) the provision of short-term scholarships for ASEAN mid-career professionals working in sectors that contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to enhance their knowledge and skills in their area of work; and (4) the creation of an alumni network.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased knowledge and skills of youth and young professionals, especially women, in areas that contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and (2) strengthened linkages between ASEAN and Canadian post-secondary academic institutions.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of (March 2020) include: (1) the awarding of 138 short-term scholarships to students (of which 54% women) from seven Associations of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries (of which 44 from Vietnam, 38 from Singapore, 24 from Thailand, 12 from Malaysia, nine from the Philippines, eight from Indonesia, three from Myanmar) to study in eight Canadian provinces in a field aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals; (2) the creation of 32 institutional agreements between Canadian and ASEAN post-secondary academic institutions; and (3) the awarding of four short-term scholarships to mid-career professionals from Cambodia working in sectors that contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $557,860
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Scholarships/training in donor country
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