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Community Mapping Internship

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Fellowship in International Development Management (IDM) / Fellowship in International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM)
Acronyme : AKFC
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a private, non-denominational, Canadian development agency established in 1980. As a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), AKFC promotes equitable and sustainable development in Asia and Africa, without regard to faith, origin or gender. For over 25 years, AKFC has partnered with CIDA on a range of successful programs in some of the poorest parts of the world. Concentrating on livelihoods, education, health and civil society strengthening, AKFC and its partners seek to address the interconnected causes of poverty through a long-term, multi-input approach that empowers individuals and communities to seek local solutions to the challenges of poverty. All programs share cross-cutting concerns for gender equality, environmental sustainability, pluralism and human resource development. In Canada, through policy dialogue, research, public engagement and opportunities for Canadians to live and work overseas, AKFC seeks to distil and enhance Canada's longstanding tradition of engagement in the world. AKFC places great importance on engaging Canadian youth in its development education and human resource development activities, especially through its Fellowships in International Development Management (IDM) and International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM).
Adresse : Constitution Square, 360 Albert Street, Suite 1220
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1R 7X7
FAX: 613-567-2532
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Molly Buckley
Courriel : molly@akfc.ca
Pays : Inde
Ville : Ahmedabad
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : The intern will contribute to a project that focuses on enhancing sustainable livelihoods through well irrigation to the Korku Tribe in rural Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is one of the India's largest states with more than 30 million hectares of land and is also one of the poorest with more than 37 per cent of its people living below the official poverty line. Major themes addressed by AKRSP's project include: salinity ingress prevention; drought coping/proofing; micro enterprise development, income generation, and natural resource management.

In Canada
Upon return from their placement, the intern will participate in at least one outreach activity to share their internship experience, and convey to the Canadian public the significant impacts of CIDA activities overseas. Outreach may include articles in local newspapers, classroom or congregational presentations, or any other activities deemed appropriate by AKFC.

Overseas
During the 8-month placement, the intern will assist AKRSP,I in assessing the impact of irrigated agriculture on the livelihood of Korku tribe. The intern will to assist through research, documentation and assessment of:
- Cultural and social values and traditions of and among tribal communities
- Status of farming skills on irrigated agriculture by interaction and analyzing individual family and communal activities
- Impact on livelihoods of Korku farmers and impact on women due to AKRSP intervention on irrigated agriculture.
- Status of women's labour and its reduction due to irrigated agriculture.
Organisation d'accueil : Aga Khan Rural Support Program, India
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : AKRSP(I) enables the empowerment of rural communities and groups, in order to take control over their own lives and manage their environment and create a better and more equitable society.