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Engineering Support, Micro Enterprise Facilitation

Statut : Annulé
Organisation : Engineers Without Borders - Ingénieurs Sans Frontières
Acronyme : EWB-ISF
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Engineers Without Borders (EWB) works to promote human development through access to technology. We accomplish this by working with partner governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as small scale entrepreneurs overseas. We also recognize the importance of educating Canadians on the role they can play at home in assisting disadvantaged communities to improve their own situation. Formed in 2000, EWB is Canada's fastest growing development organisation.
Adresse : 601 - 366 Adelaide St.
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 1R9
FAX: (416) 352 5360
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Russ Groves
Courriel : projects@ewb.ca
Pays : Zambie
Ville : Mansa
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : The project works to support the efforts of a regional PFIT office in the Luapula province in Zambia's Western Province. The projects works with small-scale farmers and rural womens groups to improve their ability to improve their livelihoods through improved access to private sector industries and improved services related to industries they are already heavily participating in. The project will also work with private sector service providers to foster their ability to be competitive to enable them to actively respond to market demands both in the short and long run. Over the long run, they will work to increase the breadth and depth of benefits at the industry, MSE, and household levels by facilitating the creation and integration of ongoing learning systems.

In Canada
The intern will participate actively in EWB's renowned pre-departure training program. The 200 hours of training is offered in small groups that are capped at 10 participants to ensure a suitable learning environment. Material is presented primarily though a case study based approach drawing heavily on EWB's field experience. Participants are expected to complete an extensive preparatory program prior to their arrival at training and to work diligently during training on the numerous assignments and activities.

Overseas
The intern will work along the local PFIT staff to help the team accomplish the programs objectives. Within PFIT, the intern will work with the team to improve component processes such as organisation learning systems, information managmenet systems, communication systems, meeting processes, and implementation strategy. Once working with PFIT, the intern will be taught by PFIT on how to use its internention framewored based off of leading edge approaches to private sector development to foster economic growth that is broader, deeper and more sustainable.
Organisation d'accueil : Production, Finance and Improved Technologies
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Many small share farmers throughout Zambia do not have access to basic services and market tools. Production, Finance and Improved Technologies works through an integrated and market-driven, value-chain approach to generate increases in small scale farmer revenue. They work by strengthening local business development markets and service providers. The organizations intervention have a broad impact in target regions that include driving the development of supporting industries (such as financial services and input suppliers), increasing the coordination of various stakeholders, and increasing the participation of women in producer organization, agriculture and natural resources production.