Project profile — Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development - International Internships 2013-2014


Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3864967922)
2013-03-18 - 2014-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Vietnam (5.00%)
• Bangladesh (5.00%)
• Antigua and Barbuda (5.00%)
• Suriname (5.00%)
• Thailand (5.00%)
• Dominican Republic (10.00%)
• Lesotho (20.00%)
• Saint Lucia (10.00%)
• Tanzania (5.00%)
• Belize (5.00%)
• Uganda (15.00%)
• South Africa (10.00%)


• 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 CIDA's International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), funded by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES). The IYIP contributes to the YES by providing a large spectrum of Canadian graduates with valuable international development work experience abroad.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) increased awareness among female and male Canadian youth of the equal possibility of working internationally; (ii) enhanced equal employability of female and male International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) interns in Canada and in the field of international development; and (iii) improved capacity of female and male IYIP interns to contribute to international development in a gender-sensitive way.

Results achieved 

Interagency Coalition on Aids and Development (S065695) coordinated 20 (18 F and 2 M) internships in 11 countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominican Republic, Bangladesh, Thailand, Suriname, Vietnam, Tanzania, Uganda, Lesotho and South Africa). Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2014): Interns have gained and identified tangible skills. As a result, one intern has been offered a position with her host-organization; three interns have been offered additional internships; nine interns intend to pursue additional education; and seven interns intend to look for work in international development. Interns also contributed to the World AIDS Day blog series by using various mediums (text, photo, video) and exposed to a wide general audience the nature of HIV vulnerabilities in diverse global settings while increasing awareness and knowledge of the IYIP program. A probative result is the interns’ increased understanding of the connections between gender inequality, poverty, food insecurity, vulnerability/resiliency and the effects of marginalization on HIV and health. Interns had contributed positively to the development objectives of host organizations. ICAD, as host organization, has experienced a dramatic increase in traffic on the Development Voices Blog due to the influx of new content, with 2,051 visits and 4926 pages views indicating visitors an average of 2.4 pages per visit.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $307,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
10-07-2013 Disbursement $65,875
10-10-2013 Disbursement $49,332
16-01-2014 Disbursement $51,718
20-03-2014 Disbursement $15,500
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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