Project profile — Veterinarians without Borders - Volunteer Cooperation 2020-2027

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Veterinarians without Borders - Volunteer Cooperation 2020-2027 - Overview
Veterinarians Without Borders (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011170)
2020-03-31 - 2026-12-31
Country / region • Senegal (15.00%)
• Vietnam (15.00%)
• Ghana (21.00%)
• Laos (14.00%)
• Cambodia (14.00%)
• Kenya (21.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Infectious disease control (12250) (4.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (16.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Women’s equality organisations and institutions (15170) (7.00%)
• Communication
Information and communication technology (ICT) (22040) (8.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (3.00%)
• Agriculture
Food crop production (31161) (2.00%)
• Agriculture
Industrial crops/export crops (31162) (2.00%)
• Agriculture
Livestock (31163) (16.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural education/training (31181) (12.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Livestock/veterinary services (31195) (16.00%)
• Industry
Agro-industries (32161) (2.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified
Promotion of development awareness (99820) (7.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results


This project supports 190 volunteer placements and aims to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized people, particularly women and girls, through animal, human and environmental health contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project works to increase the performance of 10 developing country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative, and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality. The project also works to use the skills of Canadian volunteers to support smallholder farmers, primarily women, to reduce poverty by improving family income and nutrition principally through improved production of livestock and crops. By working with local women’s organizations and associations, as well as local partners that work with and support the identified women’s groups, the project aims to help women assume greater leadership and control over their livelihoods. Project activities include: (1) recruiting and providing gender sensitive training to Canadian volunteers; (2) selecting and training women as community animal health workers in 93 communities; (3) conducting gender equality, gendered environmental and organizational capacity assessments with country partners; (4) developing policies on gender equality, animal health and the environment with partners, and providing gender sensitivity training to farming communities and staff of partner organizations, as well as delivering seminars to improve livelihoods of rural farmers through animal husbandry and production training; and (5) integrating innovative practices (telemedicine, gender equitable-family model, bio-gas harvesting) to reduce the workload burden for women.

Expected results

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

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 38 volunteer assignments to support 9 local partners; (2) the improvement and development of more effective initiatives to advance gender equality of 5 local partners; (3) the training of 68,064 small-scale farmers in animal farming techniques; and (4) the realization of 10 educational events with Canadian universities, veterinary and animal health associations and the general public.



Original budget $1,286,196
Planned Disbursement $974,886
Transaction Date Type Value
24-11-2022 Disbursement $974,886
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Partner website — Veterinarians Without Borders
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Partnerships for Devlpmnt Innovation
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
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