Project profile — International Bureau For Children’s Right - Volunteer Cooperation 2020-2027


International Bureau for (CA-CRA_ACR-3894437284)
2020-04-07 - 2027-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Madagascar (10.00%)
• Morocco (10.00%)
• Peru (5.00%)
• Costa Rica (5.00%)
• Tunisia (10.00%)
• Honduras (4.00%)
• Burkina Faso (13.00%)
• Côte d'Ivoire (12.00%)
• Senegal (13.00%)
• Colombia (5.00%)
• Togolese Republic (13.00%)


• Legal and judicial development:
Legal and judicial development (15130) (21.77%)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (29.26%)
Human rights (15160) (21.37%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (10.34%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Social/welfare services (16010) (8.24%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (9.02%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports 311 volunteer placements, and aims to contribute to the social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, especially women and girls in the target countries with a view to contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing the participation of Canadians in international development and key global children's rights issues, this project aims to enhance the performance of 32 developing country partners in implementing more inclusive and innovative international development initiatives that advance gender equality. The project also aims to strengthen the participation of children, especially girls, through increased protection of their rights and to build the capacity of the many partner civil society organizations and state institutions so that they are better equipped to promote and enforce the rights of girls and boys by promoting their active participation. Project activities include: (1) providing training to volunteers on child rights, gender equality, as well as on the development and strengthening of partners' tools, policies and procedures to strengthen protection and rehabilitation services for particularly vulnerable children (e.g. new working tools for the integration of children's rights into police interventions with children in conflict with the law, etc.); (2) producing and/or improving practices among partners in the effective promotion of girls' and boys' rights and in advocacy for improved protection of children's rights (e. g. provide legal advice to support prevention, protection and policy advocacy that helps reduce the impacts of armed conflict on children, adolescents and young girls); (3) raising awareness and popularize child rights and gender equality for vulnerable communities (e.g., provide training to practitioners working with incarcerated youth on child rights and gender equality, and develop new work tools for them); (4) developing awareness materials and share experiences of Canadian volunteers to raise awareness among the Canadian public about girls' rights and gender equality; and (5) establishing a social laboratory for the exchange of practices and knowledge at the national, regional and international levels.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased participation of Canadians in international development and key global children's rights issues; and (2) improved performance of developing country partners in implementing international development initiatives that are more inclusive, innovative, and advance gender equality.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) organized 83 volunteer mandates, helping to strengthen the skills of 33 partner organizations, notably in children's rights protection, gender equality and inclusion; (2) reached 401,279 direct beneficiaries (202,563 women and 198,716 men) and 1,604,479 indirect beneficiaries from 11 countries in Africa and Central and South America; and (3) mobilized 35,293 Canadians to support Canada's international development efforts through 129,526 international development actions.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $2,777,658
Planned disbursement $2,996,333
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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