August

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    Un proyecto canadiense en Nicaragua está contribuyendo a la electrificación y a mejores ingresos en el área rural. #Canad está orgulloso de apoyar el desarrollo de pequeñas empresas en Nicaragua en comunidades rurales que por primera vez tienen el acceso a la electricidad. La Embajada en #Nicaragua, participó el pasado mes de julio en una visita a dos de las veinte empresas que han recibido apoyo financiero y formación en negocios: la floricultura Multiflores de la familia Palacio Ruiz en Matagalpa (http://ow.ly/QtrI8) y el taller de ebanistería de los hermanos Zapata en Muy Muy. Este componente es parte de la fase I del proyecto de electrificación en Nicaragua #PELNICA, apoyado desde 2009 por Canada is Dedicated to International Development - DFATD y ejecutado por el Ministerio de Energía y Minas de #Nicaragua. Conozca más aquí: http://ow.ly/Qtrg4
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    A Canadian project in Nicaragua has brought electricity and higher incomes in rural regions - #Canada is proud to support the development of small businesses in Nicaragua in communities with first access to electricity. The Embassy in #Nicaragua participated last July in a visit of two of the twenty small businesses having received financial support and business training, the floriculture Multiflores (http://ow.ly/QtrI8) of the Palacio Ruiz family in Matagalpa and, the carpentry shop of the Zapata brothers in Muy Muy. This entrepreneurial development component is part of phase I of the electrification project in #Nicaragua (PELNICA) supported since 2009 by the Canada is Dedicated to International Development - DFATD and implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of #Nicaragua. Read more here: http://ow.ly/Qtrg4
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    This week, we are highlighting our work in #Haiti, where we are currently delivering over $100 million in projects on behalf of our partners, including the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Canada is Dedicated to International Development - DFATD), the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP , and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Stay tuned for interesting facts and stories from this Caribbean island! #UNOPSatWORK
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    Canada Partners with Rotary to Save Lives of Children Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis announced the renewal of the partnership between Government of Canada and Rotary Foundation Canada by providing a total of up to $18 million to help save the lives of vulnerable children and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries. During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The funds will be provided to UNICEF to support the goal of eradicating polio worldwide by 2018. http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/news-communiques/2015/08/01a.aspx

July

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    Reminder: Minister Paradis Launches Calls for Proposals for Projects in Africa and Afghanistan These calls for proposals are open to eligible organizations that propose projects to advance the outcomes outlined in the proposal descriptions. Partners that would like to participate in these or future Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada calls for proposals are invited to consult the Calls for Proposals web page. http://ow.ly/Q2216
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    Interested in learning more about #BlendedFinance? Check out our page: http://ow.ly/Ql01N World Bank IDRC / CRDI World Economic Forum Grand Challenges Canada
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    A scientist from Cabo Verde's National Institute for Agricultural Research and Development working with a farmer to resolve water shortages in the country. Canada is Dedicated to International Development - DFATD | Global Environment Facility
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    Message from the Ministers of the Government of Canada's Task Force on Human Trafficking: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=index&crtr.page=1&nid=1011959&_ga=1.42608997.1585149626.1433774140
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    Minister Paradis Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian Council on Africa / Conseil Canadien pour l'Afrique http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/photos/2015/07/30a.aspx?lang=eng
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    احضروا معنا حفل "ليالي أريج فلسطين للموسيقى" في مدينة صور يوم السبت في 1 آب إلى الإثنين 3 آب. الدخول مجاني! المواصلات مؤمنة مجاناً للجميع. نقطة الإنطلاق، بيروت، الكولا بالقرب من محالات قدموس. الإنطلاق في تمام الساعة السادسة مساءً. تم تمويل هذا الحفل من قبل الحكومة الكندية، بدعم من اليونيسف وبتنفيذ من مركز الجنى. Join us at our event " Arij Palestine Nights for Music" performances which is taking place in Tyre beside rest house, starting August 1 until August 3. Entrance is for FREE Also transportation is available from Beirut to Tyre Meeting point: Beirut, Cola Transport Hub at Kadmous Shop The buses will move at 6:00 p.m sharp This event is funded by the government of Canada, supported by UNICEF and implemented by Palestinian programme partner AlJana Canada and the world UNICEF Canada Canada is Dedicated to International Development - DFATD Al-Jana
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    July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. Canada is proud to support Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to immunize children against hepatitis B. http://ow.ly/PZbJb.
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    July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. Did you know that hepatitis A & E are spread by poor food hygiene, unsafe water and lack of sanitation? Canada is working to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries around the world. To find out more about these projects: http://ow.ly/QaiTk
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    Canada has launched the Technological Platforms to Strengthen Public Sector Accountability and Citizen Engagement call for proposals. Canada is looking for proposals that will support public sector institutions and civil society in their ability to advance equitable democratic reform, deliver effective and sustainable development results to citizens, improve service delivery, combat corruption, and engage meaningfully with citizens through the use of technological platforms. This call is valued at up to $25 million. http://ow.ly/PRgPt
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    Today marks one year since the last reported case of wild polio in Nigeria. Canada remains committed to helping eradicate polio. Did you know that Canada is a top donor to polio eradication? We provide support to the World Health Organization (WHO) to increase coverage of polio vaccinations in Nigeria. The goal of our Polio Eradication Program is to establish a more effective system for providing vaccinations in Nigeria and to increase the number of children under five who receive the polio vaccine.
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    For more than 20 years thanks to Leo Séguin’s initiative, the community of Westlock has been sending grains every year to the Foodgrains Bank. The Bank sells it on the Canadian market and uses the proceeds to implement development programs in developing countries. People in Westlock have also sponsored 18 irrigation projects in Ethiopia, helping between 300,000 to 400,000 people lead healthier and more productive lives. For more information: http://www.international.gc.ca/development-developpement/stories-histoires/making_a_difference-monde_meilleur.aspx?lang=eng
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    Canada will contribute $5 million to the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). With Canada’s support this initiative is increasing the volume and value of intra-regional trade in agricultural products in West Africa, leading to increased economic growth and food security within the region.
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    Canada will contribute $15 million for Agriteam Canada, and $20 million for the World Bank Group. Canada is supporting two complementary initiatives that will benefit agricultural growth in Ethiopia through efforts that will increase the production of vegetables and fruit sold to market by 44 percent, directly benefiting 1.6 million farmers (40 percent of them women).
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    Reminder: Canada has launched a call for proposals to support the growth and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine. This call is valued at as much as $30 million over a period of six years (2015–2021) and is open to Canadian organizations or Canadian-led consortia only, which could include partnership with Canadian provinces and/or Ukrainian-Canadian diaspora organizations. The submission deadline for this call for proposals is August 4, 2015, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5). Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted. http://ow.ly/Q1ZDZ
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    Canada will contribute $12.5 million to CARE Canada. Canada’s contribution to this project supports the Household Asset Building Program in eight districts in Ethiopia, a national program that supports chronically food-insecure households. This project provides the means to expand the economic base of these households and will result in thousands of families being able to meet their own food needs on a sustainable basis.
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    Canada will contribute $13,220,000 to UN Economic Commission for Africa Trade Policy Centre - ATPC. This initiative, in partnership with a Canadian consortium led by the Centre for Trade Policy and Law, aims to reduce poverty by stimulating increased levels of intra-African trade, which would generate economic growth, create jobs and help increase the movement of foods throughout the continent.
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    Canada will contribute $18.3 million to Cowater International Inc. International. Canada’s support to this initiative will improve national oversight of the extractives industry in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Madagascar and Mali through auditing and monitoring, as well as provide training, technical assistance and coaching for auditors and managers.
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    Canada will contribute $15.3 million to the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute. Canada’s support to this initiative will contribute to Canada’s commitment to Advancing Global Prosperity through Responsible Resource Development. The project will address critical obstacles that affect the ability of Ethiopia’s minister of mines to govern, promote and sustainably manage the mining sector, i.e. improving the licensing process, enhancing mineral data, and creating opportunities for professional development and employment, including for women.
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    Canada will contribute $19 million to the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA). Canada’s contribution to this initiative will help support 16,000 entrepreneurs and 275 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to generate sustainable incomes and employment.
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    Canada will contribute $2 million to UNICEF. Canada is supporting this initiative to help mobilize global political attention and provide technical assistance to help ensure that government forces are child-free. In addition to helping reduce the recruitment and use of children as soldiers, this project will provide appropriate child protection services for the release and reintegration of girls and boys into their families and communities. United Nations Office for Children and Armed Conflict
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    Canada will contribute $11,780,000 to World Vision Canada. Canada’s contribution will support World Vision Canada’s initiative to enhance child protection, education and economic resilience in refugee-hosting communities in Jordan. This project aims to respond to the evolving needs of Jordan amid the crisis in Syria and the region.
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    Canada will contribute $20 million to CARE Canada. With Canada’s support, CARE Canada’s efforts in Ethiopia will improve maternal, infant and child nutrition and caregiving practices; improve nutrition-sensitive practices, including hygiene, sanitation and water management; and strengthen the management of the Government of Ethiopia’s gender-sensitive nutrition programs and approaches at the federal and local levels.
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    Minister Paradis Visits Embassy Staff in Ethiopia Minister Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, visited the Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia (ADDIS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 16 and thanked the embassy staff for their support during his visit. Minister Paradis led the Canadian delegation, which included business leaders and civil society representatives, to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa from July 13 to 16, 2015. During his embassy visit, the Minister also unveiled a commemorative plaque marking the 50th anniversary of Canada-Ethiopia bilateral relations.
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    Canada is contributing $50 million to the World Food Programme. Canada’s contribution will support the purchase of Supercereal Plus, a nutrition commodity to be manufactured for the first time in Africa and used in the World Food Programme’s (WFP’s) food assistance programming in 11 African countries. The WFP and the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative are partnering with the private sector, agriculture producers and African governments to establish commercially sustainable factories in Ethiopia and Rwanda to produce Supercereal Plus.
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    #ICYMI: See our Storify of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development #FFD3 @ChristianParad https://storify.com/DFATDCanada/addis-financing-for-development-conference-2015
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    Address by Minister Paradis at the Blended Finance Launch Event Canada, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, the Global Development Incubator and many partners , is launching Convergence to accelerate the scaling up of blended finance. http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/speeches-discours/2015/07/21a.aspx?lang=eng
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    Canada will contribute $9.93 million to Micronutrient Initiative. Canada’s support toward this project will help improve the access of 2.2 million Ethiopian children to highly effective care to prevent and treat malnutrition.
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    Minister Christian Paradis announces Canada’s contribution of $20 million to Micronutrient Initiative. Canada’s contribution to this initiative will support efforts to increase nutrition, particularly for women and children, in the Kolda and Kédougou regions of Senegal.
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    Canada is contributing $100 million to Micronutrient Initiative. Canada’s investment in this initiative will help advance Canada’s top development priority of strengthening maternal, newborn and child health by providing life-saving nutrition interventions for women, newborns, and children.
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    Canada will contribute $64 million to the World Bank Group, and $64 million to the Government of Bangladesh. Canada is supporting the World Bank Group’s Health, Population, and Nutrition Sector Development Program and the Government of Bangladesh’s Primary Education Development Program III to improve the quality of health and primary education throughout the country. Canada’s support to these programs will improve health services provided by the public health-care system, including reducing child mortality rates, and will improve learning achievements of children, including increasing primary school completion rates.
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    Canada will contribute $20 million to World Bank Group. Canada’s support to this initiative will help reduce the burden of disease by purchasing and distributing insecticide-treated bed nets for mothers and children under age five, a key component of the fight against malaria.
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    Canada has launched the Technological Platforms to Strengthen Public Sector Accountability and Citizen Engagement call for proposals. Canada is looking for proposals that will support public sector institutions and civil society in their ability to advance equitable democratic reform, deliver effective and sustainable development results to citizens, improve service delivery, combat corruption, and engage meaningfully with citizens through the use of technological platforms. This call is valued at up to $25 million. http://ow.ly/PRgPt
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    Canada will contribute $20 million to World Bank Group to reduce maternal and child mortality, which is in line with Canada’s The Health System Bonds Program has been created to complement Canadian investments in GFF-supported countries by increasing the availability of financial resources to close the funding gap for MNCH in countries where there is the greatest need.
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    Canada will contribute $20 million to the World Bank Group. With Canada’s support at the founding stages, the World Bank Group is developing the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) in order to enable private-public partnerships for infrastructure financing.
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    Canada will contribute $20 million to World Vision Canada. This initiative seeks to reduce preterm births and newborn deaths from preterm complications in Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Mali. Canada, in its ongoing leadership on MNCH, is providing an up-front anchor investment to fund World Vision Canada as the lead partner in a consortium with Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada in order to create momentum for other contributions to join, including potential contributions from the private sector.
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    Canada will contribute $16 million to the International Development Research Center (IDRC / CRDI). This contribution will help establish the new Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics at Canada’s International Development research Centre.
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    Canada will contribute $20 million to the World_Bank Group. With Canada’s support at the founding stages, the World Bank Group is developing the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) in order to enable private-public partnerships for infrastructure financing.

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