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Engineering Support, Appropriate Technology Innovation

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 : Ghana
Ville : Kumasi
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : The project's overall goal is to build competitive micro- and small enterprises in rural areas in eight out of Ghana's ten regions. The immediate objective of the REP is to promote a competitive rural micro and small enterprise sector in participating districts; which is supported by relevant, good quality, easily accessible and sustainable services. The project components are: business development and marketing services involving mainly technical and management training through district-based Business Advisory Centers, technology promotion and support to apprenticeship through Rural Technology Facilities, and Rural Financial Services provided through rural banks. There is also a strong environmental component which aims at reducing the strain of agricultural and tree logging activities by increasing new environmentally sustainable livelihoods.

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 with the local staff of REP to improve the services provision strategy for their outreach programs to the rural poor. This will be achieved though capacity building and skills training offered to the community trainers on business and facilitation techniques. The goal of the work will be to improve the ability of REP staff to offer true value added services to local businesses and technology entrepreneurs.
Organisation d'accueil : Rural Enterprise Project
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : REP works with its development partners, including the government of Ghana, to provide rural poor people with good-quality, easily accessible and sustainable services and training in: business development rural finance technology transfer and promotion partnership building and policy dialogue project management REP also work in technology promotion and support services by setting up Rural Technology Facilities which are basically local small scale engineering workshops which offer design services to entrepreneurs, new technologies, and technical training.