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Engineering Support, Rural Agriculture Support and Market Access

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 : Kitwe
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : The project is focused on developing strong linkages between smallholders and agribusinesses through technology-sharing and contract production/marketing agreements. Targeting various vulnerable communities in the rural areas surrounding Kitwe, the goal is to provide communities with consultancy on income generating activities based upon local strength and support interlinking service providers to facilitate the success of the project.

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 be working with the staff of various ZATAC teams to improve implementation of agri-business support services. Specifically the intern will be work with various communities helping them to identify and bring to the market appropriate goods and serviced. They would then help establish a flexible and cost-effective monitoring system that would capture key information needed to support the program.
Organisation d'accueil : Zambian Agribusiness Technical Assistance Center
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : ZATAC aims to improve the quality of life of Zambia's rural population through the development of agribusinesses that work with small-scale producers and rural entrepreneurs. The long term strategic plan for ZATAC is to be a self-sustaining Zambian "Centre of Choice" serving the agribusiness sector. ZATAC's mission is to support and stimulate initiatives, which will create and expand markets for Zambia produced agricultural products; increase incomes of small-scale producers through partnerships with agribusinesses, associations, and cooperatives; and enhance the development of agribusinesses and other rural agro-enterprises.