Project profile — Inspire Action - Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)



Overview 

CA-3-D004538001
$3,946,715
Alberta Council for GlobalCooperation (CA-CRA_ACR-3881149215)
2019-05-14 - 2026-04-28
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Developing countries, unspecified (100.00%)

Sector 

• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (100.00%)

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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (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 “Inspiring Action for Global Citizenship” Program aims to promote awareness of global issues among the Canadian public and relevant stakeholders across Canada. The Program is implemented by eight provincial and regional councils for international cooperation in their respective province or region. Through its project, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) seeks to increase the engagement of both the public and the stakeholders in Alberta. More specifically, it aims to involve more Albertans, in particular youth, in international development by increasing their support for and participation in Canada's efforts to eradicate poverty in the world. This translates into a variety of integrated communication activities, such as the celebration of International Development Week, the organization of public information sessions and the development of education curriculums incorporating international cooperation. The project also seeks to improve the capacity of Alberta civil society organizations working in international development to maximize their results, though diverse knowledge-sharing initiatives, including workshops, webinars and trainings.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased engagement of Canadians, especially youth, in international development and key global issues; and (2) increased effectiveness of Canadian development partners to deliver innovative, inclusive programming that advances gender equality.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) enabled 70.3% of participating organizations to create or actively collaborate in a public engagement campaign or activity promoting gender equality or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) due to their involvement with the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation; (2) 1,952 educators received professional development and learning support on global citizenship education, explicitly targeting the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP); (3) 4,189 people used virtual reality technology to listen to gender-responsive stories of women and girls in the Global South; and (4) 349 individuals participated in various capacity-building events on key development priorities focusing on gender-responsive programming in Alberta. As a result, 82% of surveyed participants in public engagement global citizenship education activity indicated an increased level of awareness of the SDGs. 84% of surveyed educators indicated an increased confidence in delivering engaging lessons on gender equality. The SDGs and other related global and local issues, and 81% of participant organizations indicated a deeper understanding of current good development practices promoting gender equality and the SDGs.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $272,610
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Development awareness
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