Canada-Africa project announcements

From: Global Affairs Canada

Backgrounder

Mozambican Rural Women’s and Girls’ Participatory Economic Empowerment ($18 million over 5 years)

Combat Absenteeism and Barriers to Education ($15 million over 5 years)

In partnership with the World Food Programme, this project will help Mozambique combat absenteeism and barriers to education, particularly with regard to girls. The funds will help reduce primary school absenteeism and address and empower adolescent girls through primary school feeding, community engagement on barriers to education and distribution of menstrual hygiene kits in 5 districts in the province of Tete, which was affected by Cyclone Idai in March 2019 and by drought.

Action for Girls and Young Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Mozambique ($10 million over 5 years)

In partnership with the UN Population Fund, UNICEF, UNESCO and UN Women, this project aims to improve gender equality in Mozambique by promoting adolescent girls and young women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The project equips adolescent girls and young women with knowledge, skills and access to sexual and reproductive health services and aims to protect girls’ and women’s rights by engaging boys, men, families and communities in changing discriminatory socio-cultural norms and behaviours.

Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health in Cabo Delgado ($250,000)

In partnership with the UN Population Fund, this project will advance sexual and reproductive health in Cabo Delgado and will help increase the capacity of the Government of Mozambique to provide more effective services in areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth in April 2019.

Mozambique Recovery Facility ($250,000)

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, this project will help the Government of Mozambique’s Office for Post-Cyclone Idai Reconstruction undertake recovery planning and coordination of international, national and local reconstruction efforts.

Reducing Mozambique’s High Trade Costs ($250,000)

In partnership with TradeMark East Africa, this project will help to identify the causes of high trade costs that create an unfavourable trade environment and to identify key interventions that would reduce trade costs in Mozambique and trade-related inefficiencies along the Beira and Nacala corridors.

Supporting Gender Integration into Policy Planning at the Sudanese Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare ($50,000)

This project will support gender integration in policy planning at the Sudanese Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. The funds will be used to enable the deployment of a Canadian expert to work closely with the Sudanese government in the redesign and building of the social welfare structure of Sudan, including the beginning of the implementation of a poverty reduction strategy.

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