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  • Bombardier Tibet Tourism Training Program | Projects | Agriteam Canada
    with the lion s share of benefits accruing to non Tibetans Approach Agriteam s approach is to build the capacity of Tibetans in tourism management The first phase of the project involves training at the Changzhou Institute of Technology CIT which has an educational joint venture with Holland College Prince Edward Island Canada Through the joint venture Holland College trained CIT staff members teach Holland College s hotel and restaurant management curriculum Students graduate with dual diplomas from CIT and Holland College recognized in both Canada and China The second phase of the project is currently being prepared It will see Agriteam helping to build the capacity of Lhasa Vocational College which has just started its own hotel management program This will provide Tibet with the training and skills required for sound sustainable tourism development and the opportunity for Tibetans to control their own development Project Description Agriteam is presently managing this scholarship program to train Tibetan students economically disadvantaged recent high school graduate trainees from rural areas of Tibet in hotel and restaurant management Students spend the first year of the diploma program at CIT in intensive English language training Instruction in years 2 and 3 is in English and Chinese and follows the Holland College curriculum By the time they graduate students are trilingual English Chinese and Tibetan a distinct advantage in the Tibetan tourism industry During the second half of the third year students undertake an internship in a hotel They conclude the program with a course in ecotourism conducted in Tibet and surrounding regions to ensure they understand the principles of environmentally sustainable and socially conscious tourism This supports the protection of the Tibetan culture and environment while also allowing Tibetans to benefit from tourism Results The first class of Tibetans is currently being trained in

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  • Strengthening Capacity in Basic Education in Western China (CIDA) | Projects | Agriteam Canada
    additional hardware Approach Agriteam assembled and led a consortium to provide technical assistance using a collaborative and participatory approach with participants at the national provincial county and school levels The project used a side by side learning by doing methodology in which Canadian and Chinese specialists worked together to achieve goals These teams brought different but equally important areas of expertise to the learning process Project Description The project supported the development of strategies and action plans related to the implementation of quality teacher in service training programs using distance education and sensitivity to gender and minority issues From the early stages it was clear that training school teachers would only be successful if the policies and strategies surrounding teacher training and certification were in place The project focused on developing individual organizational and system wide capacities in three main areas Policy System Working at the national provincial and county levels the project developed a system to develop a distance education policy with a focus on provincial and county requirements for teacher training Distance Education Materials The project worked with the Ministry of Education s National and Provincial Centres for Educational Technology to design instructional materials for in service teacher training and classroom instruction using appropriate distance education technologies The focus here was on developing capacity to design modules that were gender sensitive based on student centred learning and appropriate for use in remote areas of western China Teacher Education The project established school based Learning Support Centres for use by both teachers and the community It also strengthened the capacity of these centres to use distance learning modules and to apply pedagogical approaches for educational instruction in classrooms Teacher education employed a blended model of distance education combining distance education content delivery with face to face facilitation Results Distance education courses and resources were developed and delivered via satellite More than 10 000 teachers and administrators in the six project counties participated in professional development activities using the DE materials developed by the project The quality of teaching improved Project teachers are effectively implementing student centred strategies in the classroom Students retention rates increased In the six project counties the school drop out rate in both primary and secondary schools decreased significantly Provincial and county level staff developed and agreed upon a Strategic Planning Framework for the Delivery of Professional Development of Basic Education Each county developed criteria for the number of professional credit hours teachers would receive for their participation in project developed DE courses and resources 28 research activities were carried out to improve the teaching learning process and to use research to make education decisions There is now a cadre of researchers in place to sustain and further enrich educational research in the country 26 case studies were prepared on lessons learned during project implementation These included teacher education and student centred instruction distance education course and resource development the roles of the Learning Support Centres educational leadership and research issues Learning Support Centres were established

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  • Basic Human Needs Project (BHNP) | Projects | Agriteam Canada
    scale agricultural production and nomadic pastoralism The challenge was to improve the livelihoods of the rural poor working within the Chinese government s Western Economic Development Strategy Approach Agriteam used a collaborative and participatory approach to working with communities and local governments to identify the root causes of poverty and to agree on sustainable solutions These included building the capacity of beneficiaries and government counterparts and providing the financial inputs for small scale infrastructure and equipment Project Description The first phase of the BHNP project 2000 2005 worked at the county level in two prefectures It encompassed seven sectors water and sanitation health and hygiene promotion forestry livelihoods agriculture rangeland and leadership and considered gender and environmental issues at every turn The project trained counterparts and beneficiaries in participatory methodologies that led to the development of village poverty alleviation plans VPAPs that were then funded by the regional Poverty Alleviation Office PAO A key feature of the VPAP model was the creation of Participatory Management Groups PMGs that ensured that project inputs such as farm machinery greenhouses and labour saving devices were well managed and shared equitably within communities In its second phase 2006 2007 the project took its model for VPAP to the regional government and rolled out training and capacity building to Poverty Alleviation Office cadres and related government departments in each of Tibet s counties Results The participatory village based poverty alleviation planning model was adopted by the PAO and is in use throughout Tibet providing a platform for more effective relationships between rural people and their local governments A VPAP training unit was created at the regional level Key government agencies adopted a making markets work for the poor methodology in their planning processes The Chinese government funded 40 participatory village poverty alleviation plans All BHNP

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  • China-Canada Biodiversity Protection and Community Development Project | Projects | Agriteam Canada
    Chinese government made great strides in identifying significant areas that form the basis for protecting landscapes and biodiversity There were however many hurdles to effective biodiversity protection including limited models of successful management conflicting interests and sets of priorities in the use of natural areas poorly trained staff a shortage of funding There were also acute conflicts between NR management and the communities in these protected areas This was further exacerbated by managers drawn from a variety of backgrounds ranging from professional biologists to professional cadres with minimal biological training Approach A project implementation plan was approved in November 2003 founded on a results based management framework Project Description The project involved seven major activity areas Improving the management capacity in the NRs through 1 developing basic staff managerial skills participatory planning and community involvement 2 improving computer skills for data management mapping and communication and 3 preparing and applying NR management plans Strengthening communication and information collection and sharing skills by applying management information systems MIS geographical information systems GIS and website development and maintenance skills Creating sustainable community economic development models through dialogue with resident communities and improved understanding of how they relate to and interact with the NRs Providing training in improved rangeland and livestock management approaches to make better use of the grassland resources and protect biodiversity and training in small enterprise management and handicraft to promote alternative income opportunities Developing a model of sustainable ecotourism for Dalinor NR and capacity development for ecotourism Developing the Dalinor Environmental Education Centre a unique Chinese facility expected to make a lasting contribution to people s understanding of the area s biodiversity Establishing better cooperation and collaboration with national and international conservation institutions including the World Wildlife Fund WWF MAB China World Conservation Union IUCN the Chinese NGO FON

    Original URL path: http://www.agriteam.ca/en/projects/profile/china-canada-biodiversity-protection-and-community-development-project/ (2016-04-28)
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  • North and Central Asia | Projects | Agriteam Canada
    establishment of the first elected National Parliament Wolesi Jirga and the Upper House Meshrano Jirga as well as 34 Provincial Councils Highlights of the legislation included the entrenchment of one quarter of the seats for women and the creation of an Electoral Complaints Commission and a Media Complaints Commission We were also responsible for establishing all regulations and procedures related to the conduct of the election including candidate nomination voter registration polling day and counting procedures Afghanistan Elections Briefing Paper Privy Council January 2005 December 2005 Sector Governance and Public Sector Reform Region North and Central Asia As Special Advisor to the Office of the Privy Council on Canada s strategic policy options in Afghanistan Agriteam co authored a national briefing paper for the security sub committee providing an assessment of possible election outcomes and their impact on ongoing constitutional developments in the post election environment China Inner Mongolia Biodiversity Conservation and Community Development Project IMAR BCCDP CIDA January 2001 January 2005 Sector Agriculture and Agribusiness Region North and Central Asia This project promoted environmentally sustainable development in China by enhancing its capacity to manage its environment through increasing the capacity of Chinese government institutions and agencies for protected area management biodiversity protection and promotion of sustainable community development especially among ethnic minorities The key outputs of the project included 1 improved management capacity for biodiversity protection and community development 2 strengthened communications systems and information sharing 3 models of community economic development established and promoted 4 models of sustainable ecotourism established and promoted and 5 improved capacity for environmental communication and education People s Republic of China Public Sector Reform Program PSRP December 1999 December 2004 Sector Governance and Public Sector Reform Region North and Central Asia Agriteam worked with China s Ministry of Commerce on this capacity development program to promote policy reform for Chinese public servants The purpose of PSRP was to 1 increase public service capacity to formulate implement and regulate transparent consensus based policies and 2 provide training and shared experiences for key senior public sector decision makers Gender equality environmental sustainability and democratic development were cross cutting themes that underpinned all of the PSRP s policy and capacity development initiatives Agriteam managed the PSRP as a responsive mechanism to fund locally identified sub projects that matched Canadian expertise with Chinese capacity development needs The sub projects ranged across diverse sectors from livestock waste management and agricultural vocational training to fiscal reform in order to develop the capacity of senior level Government of China officials to implement policy reform China China Canada Lean Swine Project CIDA January 1992 January 2003 Sector Agriculture and Agribusiness Region North and Central Asia The project increased the efficiency of pork production in China by establishing in three Chinese provinces a modern commercially viable and integrated lean pork industry China China Feed Industry Project CIDA January 1997 January 2003 Sector Agriculture and Agribusiness Region North and Central Asia This project supported the establishment of an enabling environment for the development

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  • North and Central Asia | Projects | Agriteam Canada
    Energy Planning Project for South China CIDA in association with Monenco AGRA January 1995 January 1999 Sector Governance and Public Sector Reform Region North and Central Asia Provided the human resource development and capacity building components of a project to enhance the organizational capacity of the Ministry of Electric Power for strategic energy planning and policy development in southern China China Guanzhong Irrigation Improvement Project Shaanxi Province China World Bank January 1998 December 1998 Sector Environment Region North and Central Asia We assisted the World Bank and the Shaanxi Water Conservancy Bureau to prepare environmental impact assessments and environmental management plans Mongolia Study of Extensive Livestock Production Systems Mongolia January 1996 January 1997 Sector Agriculture and Agribusiness Region North and Central Asia Agriteam assisted the Government of Mongolia in formulating policies and strategies for sustainable management of the extensive livestock sector We prepared an action plan for the sector addressing promotion of competitive markets livestock production and risk management pasture land productivity and co management and institutional strengthening We facilitated extensive stakeholder consultations using PRA poverty assessments and primary field research including herding household surveys and a series of six participatory workshops involving more than 250 stakeholders Findings were used in policy formulation working groups Through an iterative and participatory process the Action Plan for the Extensive Livestock Sector was developed Project leader Ms Rasmussen was specifically commended by the ADB for her success in involving a wide range of stakeholders in developing the action plan which drew tremendous support from government and herders Mongolia Gender Equity Strategy Aral Sea Recovery Program No 7 CIDA INC January 1996 January 1997 Sector Environment Region North and Central Asia We provided advisory services to UMA Engineering Ltd on a project aimed at developing sustainable water use patterns in the Aral Sea Basin

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  • North and Central Asia | Projects | Agriteam Canada
    with Consortium for International Development we provided technical assistance to improve the ecology of grasslands in Inner Mongolia and Liaoning Province by conducting trial experiments to demonstrate technologies and management methods for rehabilitating degraded grasslands Mongolia Mongolian Agricultural Development Project World Bank January 1993 December 1993 Sector Agriculture and Agribusiness Region North and Central Asia Identified reasons for the rapid decline in the Mongolian grain sector after 1990 and developed ways to arrest this decline by focussing on policy changes and new investments in research and grain farm assets China Northwest Poverty Reduction Project China World Bank January 1998 Sector Governance and Public Sector Reform Region North and Central Asia Assisted the World Bank and provincial authorities in project identification pre appraisal and appraisal of a poverty reduction project to be implemented in Inner Mongolia Gansu and Qinghai Page 4 of 4 pages First 2 3 4 English Français View by Sector Agriculture and Agribusiness Community Development Education and Education Reform Environment Gender Equality Governance and Public Sector Reform Health and Population Legal and Judicial Reform Private Sector Development View by Region Americas and the Caribbean Americas and the Caribbean Europe North Africa and the Middle East North Africa and

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  • North and Central Asia | Projets | Agriteam Canada
    santé animale aux petits agriculteurs pauvres Des initiatives pilotes menées sur le terrain assureront des corrélations macroéconomiques et microéconomiques appropriées qui aboutiront à un système durable de prestation efficace de services de vulgarisation en matière de santé animale dans l ouest de la Chine et à un accroissement de la productivité agricole et des revenus de femmes et d hommes pauvres habitant des régions rurales dans l ouest du pays Mongolie Formation au profit du développement rural janvier 2004 décembre 2010 Secteur Agriculture et agrobusiness Région L Asie centrale et du Nord Le projet rehaussera la qualité de vie dans les ruralités de la Mongolie ce qui sera mis en évidence par une augmentation du revenu net des ménages en milieu rural l amélioration des conditions sociales et des conditions de vie et la multiplication des opportunités offertes aux femmes et aux pauvres en milieu rural De plus le projet renforcera les capacités institutionnelles de la MSUA et de ses instituts de recherche associés ainsi que le service national de vulgarisation Un système de recherche axé sur les producteurs agricoles rendra la recherche appliquée plus pertinente pour le développement rural La création d un département de vulgarisation à la MSUA et le développement des capacités de recherche du personnel de la MSUA et de ses directions permettront de former des agrologues qui assureront un transfert efficace de l information à la communauté agricole de la Mongolie De nouvelles méthodes durables de culture et d élevage rehausseront la productivité et la profitabilité des économies rurales ce qui contribuera à réduire la pauvreté et à atténuer les problèmes de sécurité alimentaire en Mongolie République populaire de Chine Surveillance et évaluation du Projet de développement pastoral dans les provinces du Gansu et du Xinjiang juillet 2007 décembre 2010 Secteur Agriculture et agrobusiness Région L Asie centrale et du Nord Au stade initial de la mise en œuvre ce projet évaluera le progrès d un projet financé par la Banque mondiale pour soutenir des initiatives de gestion durable des ressources dans les régions d importance mondiale de Tian Shan et d Altai Shan province du Xinjiang et de Qilian Shan province du Gansu Région autonome du Tibet République populaire de Chine programme en formation au tourisme de Bombardier juillet 2007 août 2010 Secteur Développement de secteur privé Région L Asie centrale et du Nord Agriteam gère actuellement ce programme de bourses d études qui vise à offrir une formation de gestion d hôtellerie et de restauration à des étudiants tibétains des stagiaires récemment diplômés du secondaire provenant des ruralités défavorisées du Tibet République populaire de Chine provinces du Sichuan du Xinjiang et du Ningxia Renforcement des capacités pour l éducation de base dans l ouest de la Chine ACDI janvier 2001 septembre 2007 Secteur Éducation et réforme éducative Région L Asie centrale et du Nord Il s agissait d un projet bilatéral entre le gouvernement du Canada et la République populaire de Chine Ce projet s est déroulé dans six comtés ruraux de trois

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