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    With our global partners, like Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, we have achieved remarkable results: More than half a billion children have received lifesaving vaccinations against leading diseases.
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    On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal, followed by a series of significant aftershocks. The Government of Canada immediately responded to the emergency with a $5-million contribution to provide life-saving assistance, and also deployed an assessment team to evaluate the extent of the damage, the resulting humanitarian needs of those affected by the earthquake and how Canada might best respond. To learn more about all actions taken to date by the Government of Canada, please consult our page ow.ly/MbIyW
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    Canada Provides Emergency Relief in Response to Earthquake in Nepal April 27, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, and the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada has established the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. “Canadians have consistently shown that they are willing to help those most in need. To support their generosity, the Government of Canada will match their contributions dollar for dollar,” said Minister Paradis. “This fund will provide effective and accountable financial support to experienced Canadian and international humanitarian and development partner organizations working on humanitarian assistance, early recovery and reconstruction efforts in the affected areas of Nepal.” “Canadian officials are working closely with their counterparts in Nepal and India to help Canadian citizens in the region,” stated Minister Nicholson. “Canada will continue to work with its partners to assess needs and ensure that our assistance goes where it can help the most—and that it gets there as quickly as possible.” For every eligible donation made by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities between April 25 and May 25, the Government of Canada will contribute an equivalent amount to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. This matching contribution will support humanitarian, early recovery and reconstruction assistance in Nepal through projects undertaken by Canada’s international humanitarian and non-governmental partners responding to the earthquake according to established channels and procedures. The Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund is separate from the funds raised by charities and will be administered by the Government of Canada. Minister Paradis also took the opportunity to announce additional support for the deployment of relief supplies from the emergency stockpile of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFTAD) to meet the immediate needs of people affected by the earthquake. Quick Facts • On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake centered 80 kilometres from the capital, Kathmandu, struck Nepal. o The Government of Canada immediately announced a $5million contribution of humanitarian assistance funding to respond to devastating effects of the earthquake. o The $5-million contribution announced by Minister Paradis on April 25 will be counted against the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. o With this commitment, the Government of Canada is encouraging Canadians to do their part to help those most in need in Nepal. • Canada’s humanitarian assistance helps save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain the dignity of people in developing countries affected by natural disasters requiring a humanitarian response. • Detailed information on the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund is available on DFATD’s website. http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/news-communiques/2015/04/27b.aspx
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    The Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister for Citizenship and Immigration, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced that humanitarian assistance funding of $15 million will be provided to respond to the immediate needs of crisis-affected Ukrainians. This assistance includes improved access to water, shelter and health, hygiene and protection services.
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    We are happy to announce that the Government of Canada is launching a Matching Fund for the #NepalEarthquake. Your generous donations will now go twice as far in helping our member agencies save more lives! Thank you Canada is Dedicated to International Development - DFATD!
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    Canada Providing Additional Humanitarian Support for Iraqis Affected by Conflict The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announces $1 million in humanitarian assistance funding to GlobalMedic to help reduce the vulnerability of people affected by the civil unrest in Iraq and those who are internally displaced. http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/photos/2015/04/27a.aspx
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    Minister Nicholson Provides Update on Canada’s Early Response to Nepal Earthquake The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “On behalf of all Canadians, I extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the people affected by the impact and aftershocks of the earthquake in Nepal and Northern India. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured. “Last night, I spoke to my Nepalese counterpart, Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, and expressed Canada’s willingness to help in any way possible. Already, my colleague, the Honourable Christian Paradis, announced that Canada is contributing $5 million to provide life-saving support to the region, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper has authorized the deployment of an assessment team, due to arrive in Nepal in the next days. This assessment team will lead Canadian efforts to gain first-hand situational awareness of the scale of immediate needs on the ground and identify opportunities for assistance. “On the ground, Canadian officials are working closely with officials in Nepal and India, and a team is being deployed to the region to provide additional consular capacity. “Canadian citizens in the affected region requiring emergency consular assistance should use the Registration of Canadians Abroad service and contact the Consulate of Canada in Kathmandu, Nepal, by calling + 977 (1) 444 1976, or contact Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre at +1 613 996 8885 (collect calls are accepted where available). An email can also be sent to sos@international.gc.ca. “It is clear that this devastating event has affected thousands of families in the region. Canada will continue to work with international partners and aid agencies to contribute to helping those affected by this crisis.” For more information: ow.ly/M8PMc
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    Canada Provides Emergency Relief in Response to Earthquake in #Nepal http://ow.ly/M7tzi
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    STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the earthquake that struck near Kathmandu, Nepal: “On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our heartfelt condolences to the people of Nepal and northern India who lost family and friends in this powerful earthquake and its aftershocks. The thoughts and prayers of all Canadians are with the many affected by this disaster and we wish a speedy recovery to all those injured. “Our officials in the region are working with Nepalese and Indian authorities to ensure that any Canadians affected by the earthquake are safe and accounted for. In cooperation with international partners, they are also assessing the needs of the affected populations to determine how Canada may most effectively assist with the disaster if asked to help. “We mourn with the people of Nepal and India in the aftermath of this terrible natural disaster and offer our help and our prayers. “Canadian citizens in Nepal requiring emergency consular assistance should use the Registration of Canadians Abroad (http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration) service, and contact the Consulate of Canada in Kathmandu, Nepal, by calling + 977 (1) 444-1976, or Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling +1 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted where available). An email can also be sent to sos@international.gc.ca. “Friends and relatives in Canada who are concerned about Canadian citizens known to be in the affected area should contact Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling 1-800-387-3124 (toll-free) or 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted) or sending an email to sos@international.gc.ca.” - 30 - PMO Press Office: 613-957-5555 This document is also available at http://pm.gc.ca
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    Today is the start of #WorldImmunizationWeek. Let’s close the immunization gap
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    Half the world’s population lacks access to safe water and sanitation. Canada strives to stem preventable diseases #WASH WaterAid
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    Mosaic participated in an important consultation event this past Monday held by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation and Canada is Dedicated to International Development - DFATD. Check out our blog entry to learn more. #diaspora #development #dialogue
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    Mosaic participated in an important consultation event this past Monday held by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation and Canada is Dedicated to International Development - DFATD. Check out our blog entry to learn more. #diaspora #development #dialogue
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    The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program in East African schools addresses the need to improve the region’s poor water and sanitation conditions. Running for a five-year period from 2012 to 2017, WASH assists 183 primary schools in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya. Water is life. Sanitation is Dignity. WaterAid For more information: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/cidaweb/cpo.nsf/vLUWebProjEn/F48EE6B0EF8FB25885257A1C0035A56A?openDocument
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    Access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in communities in Northern Ghana is quite a challenge. With DFATD’s support, UNICEF is providing water (boreholes), latrines and hygiene facilities in basic schools in the communities. In communities where water is extremely difficult to access, children are often used to search for water. This negatively impacts their school attendance and concentration. Sanitation facilities constructed include separate latrines for boys and girls and changing rooms for girls. Access to separate latrines create an important sense of dignity, in particular for girls in school. The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene programme plays a key role in motivating children to go to school, and when at school, children also do not need to go back home throughout the day to drink water or to defecate. Older girls also receive menstrual hygiene education and support at school through the project, which constitutes an additional incentive for them to attend and stay in school.
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    Even in conflict zones, girls and boys have a right to access quality basic education. Canada supports the Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) in Afghanistan, which aims to improve access to schools, increase the number of girls in school, improve school facilities, and train teachers. Canada's support is part of an investment of $135 million to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund.
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    As a result of water scarcity, children, especially girls, must fetch water for their household. As a result, girls spend hours fetching water that they could have otherwise use to go to school. Through DFATD’s investment in water infrastructure, such valuable time is being freed to enhance school attendance and performance.
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    http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/news-communiques/2015/04/18a.aspx?lang=eng Minister Paradis Promotes Innovative Ways to Finance International Development at the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings in Washington Canada continues to demonstrate leadership in engaging civil society and private sector partners in the global fight against poverty April 18, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, concluded a three-day visit to Washington to participate in the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable people in developing countries. During his visit, Minister Paradis met with representatives from the World Bank Group, ministers of finance, foreign affairs and development; heads of international organizations; and other key partners. Discussions focused on the post-2015 development agenda and promoting innovative development financing mechanisms to fund development efforts, such as maternal newborn and child health (MNCH), Canada’s top development priority. “There is consensus that official development assistance or ODA alone cannot sufficiently finance the post-2015 international development agenda,” said Minister Paradis. “For this reason, I am proud to say that Canada is playing a leading role in addressing the challenge, by advancing a new vision of “blended finance” to harness resources for development. This year’s Spring Meetings were a great opportunity to share this vision, by bringing together new groups of players from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors to advance innovative approaches to help advance international development priorities.” During a side event focused on the post-2015 development agenda, Minister Paradis re-affirmed the importance of leveraging new innovative sources of financing to support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. He also helped to advance global discussions on the ReDesigning Development Finance Initiative (RDFI) in preparation for the upcoming Addis Ababa conference in July. “As Chair of the ReDesigning Development Finance Initiative’s Steering Group, I am committed to working with global partners to expand the pool of foreign and domestic capital needed to accelerate social and economic progress,” said Minister Paradis. “Our aim is to identify, test, and scale up public-private blended finance models in a systematic way. The additional investment generated by this approach should significantly accelerate progress toward global development results.” In Washington, Minister Paradis also had the opportunity to discuss the potential for a Global Finance Exchange (GFX). The proposed initiative—a virtual “marketplace”—would be used to harness the skills, expertise and resources of the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to help reduce the time required to structure investments and forge new partnerships for development. In promoting the GFX, Minister Paradis met with Ray Chambers, the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Malaria and for the Financing of the Health-Related Millennium Development Goals, and Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank. Following the Safe Schools: Reaching all Children with Education in Lebanon round table, Minister Paradis announced in collaboration with UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown; the Global Partnership for Education’s Chief Executive Officer, Alice Albright; and UNICEF’s Executive Director, Anthony Lake, $130 million in funding to help ensure hard-to-reach children and youth in developing countries and conflict zones can access high-quality basic education in safe and secure environments. While in Washington, Minister Paradis also hosted a meeting with key stakeholders to highlight and attract new investors to the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Women and Every Child. Announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the margins of the UN General Assembly in September 2014, the facility will provide the infrastructure to mobilize the domestic and international capital required to sustainably finance innovative initiatives with the private sector in maternal, newborn and child health. Canada is committed to working with a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector and multilateral organizations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, to find innovative solutions to pressing development challenges and to deliver concrete results for those most in need.
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    Minister @christianparad meets with @YDCanada delegates during @WorldBank @IMFNews #SpringMeetings in Washington DC. #wblive #TeamCanada
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    The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, co-hosts a round table on the benefits of harnessing private sector resources to deliver the Post-2015 Development Agenda with Sufian Ahmed, Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Ethiopia. Minister Paradis explained that leveraging private sector finance and efforts to enhance domestic resource mobilization is central to development and emphasized the importance of these discussions in the lead up to the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July 2015. As Chair of the ReDesigning Development Finance Initiative Steering Committee, Minister Paradis also underlined the importance of harnessing the skills, expertise and resources of the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors to mobilize investment and forge new partnerships to help the world’s poorest. http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/photos/2015/04/17c.aspx?lang=eng
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    The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, highlights to participants that as the Millenium Development Goals are to expire this year, a new vision for harnessing resources for development — "Blended Finance"— is gaining momentum. "Blended finance" involves bringing new groups of players from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors together to fund development initiatives. Minister Paradis also discussed the potential for a Global Finance Exchange, a virtual "marketplace", that would harness the skills, expertise and resources of the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to help reduce the time required to structure investments and forge new partnerships for development. He also emphasized Canada’s early involvement in this type of innovative financing—for example, Canada’s participation in the launch of the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child.
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    The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Unicef Water project supports behaviour change in communities and schools with successfully demonstrated models and guidelines developed by the government of Ghana through DFATD’s support. Schools have introduced mass hand washing, a practice aimed at ensuring the early formation of good habits in children using positive social influence whilst they are in school. Kindergartners are among project beneficiaries. In the picture, before their lunch, all the children come out and wash their hands with soap and water using the tippy tap technology.
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    Interested in participating to the La Francophonie Call for Proposals? Apply early! You have until May 14 to apply http://ow.ly/L5gmJ
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    Harper Government Announces Support to Improve Children’s Access to Quality Education in Developing Countries Canada is committed to ensuring the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children and youth have access to quality education April 16, 2015 - Washington, D.C. - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced that Canada will contribute a total of C$120 million to the Global Partnership for Education, aimed at enhancing education in developing countries. This signals Canada’s continued and deep commitment to promoting education for girls and boys in developing countries. Canada is also committed to working with key partners, including UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, the Global Partnership for Education, and UNICEF, to ensure that children in crisis situations have opportunities to learn. Minister Paradis announced that Canada is contributing an additional C$10 million to UNICEF for education and child protection in humanitarian crises around the world. He made the announcement following the Safe Schools: Reaching all Children with Education in Lebanon event during the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. He was joined by UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, the Global Partnership for Education’s Chief Executive Officer, Alice Albright, and UNICEF’s Executive Director, Anthony Lake. Canada is committed to ensuring the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children and youth have access to quality education in safe and secure environments. Canada's international development programming in basic education is framed by the Securing the Future of Children and Youth strategy, which identifies access to quality basic education as a priority for action for Canada. Quick Facts • The Global Partnership for Education comprises close to 60 developing countries, as well as donor governments, international organizations, the private sector, teachers, and local and global civil society organizations. It has achieved significant results in primary school enrolment, literacy, and girls’ education, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states. • UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories with a special focus on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children. In 2014, UNICEF helped provide over 8.6 million children in humanitarian situations around the world with access to basic education. • Improving maternal, newborn and child health is Canada's top development priority. With our global partners, we have achieved remarkable results: fewer women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth, and millions more children are celebrating their fifth birthday. Quotes “This will make a real difference in the lives of children in developing countries. It will help to ensure they have access to quality education, which is vital to help them move out of poverty and build prosperous futures. Canada aims to ensure that children not only survive, but have the opportunity to thrive, from their first years of life to adulthood. This is also why we have taken a leadership role worldwide to promote maternal, newborn and child health and to make strides to end child, early and forced marriage.” -Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie “In this crucial year as we approach the MDG deadline for achieving universal education, the new announcements today demonstrate Canada's clear leadership on global education and commitment to the 58 million out-of-school children. I am pleased that Minister Paradis has pledged to do even more to support education for millions of children in conflict-affected areas and humanitarian crises, including Syrian refugees in Lebanon and other neighboring countries.” -Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education “We are delighted about Canada’s contribution and we are grateful for this increased funding for the next four years and for the government’s leadership on helping improve education in some of the poorest countries around the world, many of them torn by conflict.” -Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education “A child’s right to education is most at risk during humanitarian crises. Yet those are precisely the times when education is most needed, offering hope, protection and a vital sense of normalcy for children whose lives have been devastated by conflict or natural disaster. That’s why we are so grateful to the Canadian government and people for their continued, generous support to UNICEF's education in emergencies programs.” -Anthony Lake, Executive Director for UNICEF. http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/news-communiques/2015/04/16a.aspx
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    Le gouvernement Harper annonce un appui pour donner aux enfants dans les pays en développement un meilleur accès à une éducation de qualité Le Canada est résolu à veiller à ce que les enfants et les jeunes les plus pauvres et les plus vulnérables du monde aient accès à une éducation de qualité Le 16 avril 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada Aujourd’hui, l’honorable Christian Paradis, ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, a annoncé que le Canada fournira une contribution totale de 120 millions de dollars canadiens au Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation, lequel vise à améliorer l’éducation dans les pays en développement. Cette annonce montre que le Canada demeure profondément déterminé à promouvoir l’éducation des filles et des garçons dans les pays en développement. Le Canada est également résolu à collaborer avec d’importants partenaires, y compris l’envoyé spécial des Nations Unies pour l’éducation mondiale Gordon Brown, le Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation et l’UNICEF, pour veiller à ce que les enfants dans une situation de crise aient des possibilités d’apprentissage. Le ministre Paradis a annoncé que le Canada versera 10 millions de dollars canadiens de plus à l’UNICEF pour contribuer à l’éducation et à la protection des enfants dans les crises humanitaires qui surviennent dans le monde entier. Il a fait cette annonce à la suite de l’activité « Safe Schools: Reaching all Children with Education in Lebanon » (des écoles sécuritaires pour donner une éducation à tous les enfants au Liban), organisée pendant les Réunions de printemps tenues par la Banque mondiale et le Fonds monétaire international à Washington, D.C. Au moment de l’annonce, le ministre Paradis était en compagnie de l’envoyé spécial des Nations Unies pour l’éducation mondiale, Gordon Brown, de la directrice générale du Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation, Alice Albright, et du directeur général de l’UNICEF, Anthony Lake. Le Canada est résolu à veiller à ce que les enfants et les jeunes les plus pauvres et les plus vulnérables du monde aient accès à une éducation de qualité dans un environnement sécuritaire. Les programmes de développement international du Canada en éducation de base sont encadrés par la stratégie Assurer l’avenir des enfants et des jeunes, laquelle montre que l’accès à une éducation de base de qualité est un dossier prioritaire pour le Canada. Les faits en bref • Le Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation comprend près de 60 pays en développement ainsi que des gouvernements donateurs, des organisations internationales, le secteur privé, des enseignants et des organisations de la société civile locale et mondiale. Il a obtenu des résultats considérables au chapitre de l’inscription à l’école primaire, de l’alphabétisation et de l’éducation des filles, particulièrement dans les États fragiles et touchés par un conflit. • L’UNICEF travaille dans 190 pays et territoires, où cet organisme s’emploie tout particulièrement à venir en aide aux enfants les plus vulnérables et exclus, au bénéfice de tous les enfants. En 2014, l’aide apportée par l’UNICEF a permis à plus de 8,6 millions d’enfants dans des situations de crise humanitaire sur toute la planète d’avoir accès à une éducation de base. • L’amélioration de la santé des mères, des nouveau-nés et des enfants est la priorité absolue du Canada en matière de développement. Avec l’aide de nos partenaires mondiaux, nous avons obtenu des résultats remarquables : moins de femmes meurent pendant la grossesse et lors de l’accouchement, et des millions d’enfants de plus peuvent désormais célébrer leur cinquième anniversaire Citations « Cet appui changera réellement le cours des choses dans la vie des enfants dans les pays en développement. Il permettra de s’assurer que ces enfants ont accès à une éducation de qualité, essentielle pour les aider à se sortir de la pauvreté et à bâtir un avenir prospère. Le Canada veille à ce que les enfants ne fassent pas que survivre, mais qu’ils aient également la possibilité de s’épanouir, de leurs premières années de vie jusqu’à l’âge adulte. C’est aussi pour cette raison que nous avons adopté un rôle de chef de file à l’échelle mondiale afin de promouvoir la santé des mères, des nouveau-nés et des enfants et de réaliser de grands progrès pour mettre fin aux mariages précoces et forcés. » -Christian Paradis, ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie « En cette année cruciale où nous nous approchons de l’échéance fixée dans les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement en vue d’assurer l’éducation pour tous, les annonces faites aujourd’hui témoignent du leadership qu’exerce le Canada dans le domaine de l’éducation à l’échelle mondiale et de sa volonté d’aider quelque 58 millions d’enfants non scolarisés. Je suis heureux que le ministre Paradis se soit engagé à renforcer encore davantage les efforts pour appuyer la scolarisation de millions d’enfants dans les zones touchées par des conflits et des crises humanitaires, y compris les réfugiés syriens qui se trouvent au Liban et dans d’autres pays voisins » -Gordon Brown, envoyé spécial des Nations Unies pour l’éducation mondiale. « Nous sommes ravis de la contribution du Canada, et nous sommes reconnaissants de cette hausse de financement pour les quatre prochaines années ainsi que du rôle de chef de file du gouvernement pour contribuer à améliorer l’éducation dans certains des pays les plus pauvres du monde, dont bon nombre sont déchirés par un conflit. » -Alice Albright, directrice générale du Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation « C’est pendant les crises humanitaires que le droit à l’éducation des enfants est le plus en péril. Pourtant, c’est précisément en temps de crise que l’éducation est la plus nécessaire, pour procurer de l’espoir, une protection et un sentiment de normalité essentiel aux enfants dont la vie a été dévastée par un conflit ou une catastrophe naturelle. C’est pourquoi nous sommes si reconnaissants au gouvernement du Canada et au peuple canadien de leur générosité indéfectible pour soutenir les programmes d’éducation en situation d’urgence de l’UNICEF. » -Anthony Lake, directeur général de l’UNICEF http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/news-communiques/2015/04/16a.aspx?lang=fra
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    We’re celebrating the 18 villages in rural parts of Benin and its people who now have access to environmentally sustainable clean water points Global Aid Network (GAiN). For more info: http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/cidaweb/cpo.nsf/vWebCSAZEn/6B4C31855CA6FC5785257A640035A1AA
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    The Aga Khan Foundation is launching Together: An exhibition on global development, funded by Canada. Exhibition on April 22, 2015 http://www.akfc.ca/en/events/item/160-exhibit-launch/160-exhibit-launch
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    The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today launched the Promotion of Rural Economic Development in the Dry Corridor of Honduras call for proposals. This call for proposals targets the drought-prone southern region of Honduras, known as the Dry Corridor, to help build the resilience of local farmers and entrepreneurs in that area. This funding support will help create partnerships with civil society and the private sector in providing training and support to these farmers and entrepreneurs to enable them to make a living for themselves and their families in the coming years. The application period for the Promotion of Rural Economic Development in the Dry Corridor of Honduras call for proposals, worth $35 million over six fiscal years, will end on July 15, 2015. http://www.international.gc.ca/media/dev/news-communiques/2015/04/14a.aspx?lang=eng
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    Canada launches a call for proposals to foster sustainable economic growth in La Francophonie [TAG: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) The Skills for Employment in La Francophonie call for proposals is open to eligible organizations that propose sustainable economic growth projects in developing countries that are members of the International Organisation of La Francophonie. The submission period for the Skills for Employment in La Francophonie call for proposals, worth $30 million over five years, will end on May 14, 2015. http://www.international.gc.ca/development-developpement/partners-partenaires/calls-appels/franco-2105.aspx?lang=eng
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    The first 1,000 days of a child are crucial in determining whether he will have the chance to grow into a healthy adult. Through the Nutrition Capacity Strengthening Plan, Canada supports the World Food Programme to ensure that every child has access to a complete diet. Raise your voices along with Canada for a world without hunger.
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    Through Canada’s support to the World Food Programme girls who attend school are provided dry rations to bring home to their families
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    Our project with World University Service of Canada (WUSC-EUMC) and Canada is Dedicated to International Development - DFATD has had a great impact on improving maternal and child health in Burkina Faso. Learn more.
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    Canada & @CARECanada work to provide sustainable, productive, profitable, equitable and resilient food #Ethiopia
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    With 45% of Ghana's population under 18, the country has a great need for specialized medical personnel. With the help of Sick Kids and the Government of Canada, 223 new pediatric nurses have already been trained, and 1,500 more will be by 2025. SickKids Foundation is ensuring that children in rural and/or disadvantaged communities in Ghana receive appropriate and affordable care, and more importantly, have the chance to grow up healthy. The Helping Babies Breathe program teaches neonatal resuscitation and assisted ventilation in low-resource settings.
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    A young population and gaps in medical personnel: this is the situation of Ghana, where 45% of the population is under the age of 18. Sick Kids Global wants to answer this need by training 1500 pediatric nurses by 2025, following the success of the first phase which has already produced 223 new nurses. The main objective of Sick Kids Paediatric health workforce training program is the development of team of dedicated educators. The goal: train 1,500 pediatric nurses by 2025.

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