Project profile — SUCO - Volunteer Cooperation 2020-2027


SUCO-Solidarité Union Coopération (CA-CRA_ACR-3130650575)
2020-04-02 - 2026-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Haiti (10.00%)
• Guatemala (5.00%)
• Nicaragua (5.00%)
• Peru (10.12%)
• Togolese Republic (4.99%)
• Burkina Faso (10.48%)
• Côte d'Ivoire (10.00%)
• Honduras (10.00%)
• Benin (10.00%)
• Senegal (24.41%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (19.92%)
Human rights (15160) (10.24%)
• Communication: Information and communication technology (ICT) (22040) (10.12%)
• Agricultural education/training:
Agricultural education/training (31181) (29.96%)
Agricultural research (31182) (19.54%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (10.22%)

Policy marker 

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


This project aims to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in targeted developing countries in order to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Through the support of 469 volunteer placements, it not only increases the participation of Canadians in international development and key global issues, but also enhances the performance of 51 partners in developing countries in implementing more inclusive, innovative, and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality. The actions of the SUCO volunteer cooperation project respond to the need and urgency to act on the global challenges of climate change, food insecurity, and social and economic inequalities. This project supports partners and institutions in their efforts to carry out collective, concrete and sustainable actions with the most vulnerable populations (particularly women, girls and indigenous peoples). Project activities include: (1) recruiting and training volunteers on capacity building and development issues, including the rights and participation of women and girls; (2) providing training and/or coaching to partner staff in improving technical and organizational skills; (3) organizing and creating awareness-raising activities and tools on international development issues, including the rights and participation of women and girls, for Canadians; and (4) establishing thematic funds to generate innovative, positive and sustainable solutions for marginalized populations, particularly women and girls.

Expected results 

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

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) organized 128 volunteer assignments to meet the needs of some 60,958 direct beneficiaries (including 36,541 women and 24,417 men). These assignments supported actions that promote sustainable food systems, focus on climate change resilience and women's participation and rights; (2) 124 volunteers (including 75 women) contributed their expertise to promote gender equality, human rights, organic production and sustainable agriculture, as well as actions that address the impacts of climate change; and (3) mobilized 4,464 Canadians to support Canada's international development efforts by taking part in some 17,852 international development actions.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $3,223,590
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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