Project profile — African Medical and Research Foundation Canada - International Internships 2013-2014


Amref Health Africa in Canada (21045)
2013-02-27 - 2014-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Kenya (40.00%)
• Ethiopia (30.00%)
• Uganda (10.00%)
• Tanzania (20.00%)


• Post-Secondary Education: Advanced technical and managerial training (11430) (9.10%)
• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (81.80%)
• Basic Health: Health personnel development (12281) (9.10%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• 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 to female and male Canadian youth of the equal possibility of working in international development; ii) enhanced equal employability of female and male IYIP interns in Canada and in the field of international development; iii) improved capacity of female and male IYIP interns to contribute to international development in a gender sensitive way.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2014) include: Africa Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Canada in partnership with AMREF offices in East Africa coordinated ten internships in four countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda). The interns assisted local partners with initiatives contributing to AMREF’s mandate of improved health in Africa. The intern’s work included the development of research manuscripts, the design of health education curricula, monitoring and evaluation of current programming and participating in data and knowledge management activities. The new skills and abilities acquired by the interns contributed to increase their employability.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $140,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
27-09-2013 Disbursement $44,750
19-03-2014 Disbursement $6,906
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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