Project profile — Empowering the Next Generation – Agency and Gender Equality


WUSC - World University Service of Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3119304848)
2022-03-18 - 2026-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Guyana (100.00%)


• Social services (incl youth development and women+ children):
Social services (incl youth development and women+ children) (16015) (50.00%)
Culture (16066) (20.00%)
• Environmental policy and administrative management:
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (10.00%)
Environmental education/training (41081) (20.00%)

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 (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (principal objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the enhanced empowerment of 6,000 young people, including 3,600 young women, in Guyana’s most remote and hardest-to-reach regions. It provides them with opportunities to be more engaged and involved in their communities, to improve and diversify their economic livelihood options, and to participate more actively and meaningfully in decision-making.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable engagement of indigenous and rural youth, especially young women, in personal, household and community decision-making; and (2) strengthened the effectiveness of local, regional and national authorities and other key actors in the delivery of sustainable programs that respond to the needs and aspirations of indigenous and rural youth.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $2,500,000
Planned disbursement $2,526,464
Transaction Date Type Value
11-06-2024 Disbursement $524,642
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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