Project profile — St. Francis Xavier University - International Internships 2013-2014


St. Francis Xavier University - Coady International Institute (CA-CRA_ACR-3108083270)
2013-03-08 - 2014-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Ghana (5.00%)
• Ethiopia (15.00%)
• Zambia (10.00%)
• Botswana (10.00%)
• Guyana (10.00%)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines (5.00%)
• Tanzania (5.00%)
• South Africa (10.00%)
• Bangladesh (5.00%)
• Cameroon (15.00%)
• India (10.00%)


• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (25.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (5.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Social/welfare services (16010) (10.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services: Informal/semi-formal financial intermediaries (24040) (15.00%)
• Agricultural extension:
Agricultural extension (31166) (20.00%)
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (10.00%)
• Industry: Cottage industries and handicrafts (32140) (5.00%)
• Other Multisector: Multisector education/training (43081) (10.00%)

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 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; (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: (1) 20 internships were coordinated in eleven host countries: South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Cameroon, Saint Vincent and Granada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Botswana, Guyana and Zambia; (2) participating interns increased their understanding of international development; (3) thousands of Canadians (women and men) were reached, thanks to dissemination and awareness efforts; and (4) the capacity of the Coady International Institute's fifteen local partners was enhanced because of the presence of young Canadians in their organizations.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $297,800
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
20-09-2013 Disbursement $56,958
07-11-2013 Disbursement $5,084
07-11-2013 Disbursement $35,250
20-03-2014 Disbursement $6,764
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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