International Projects

Theme Fund

The Theme Fund encourages MCIC member organizations to take a broader view of development projects by responding to current issues of international concern.

MCIC’s Theme Fund for 2018-19 is: Sustainable Urban Centres: Meeting People’s Needs in an Urbanizing World.

The current pattern of rapid and often unplanned growth of urban areas presents governments, civil society organizations and the private sector with urgent challenges that require innovative, participatory, gender-responsive and egalitarian approaches and solutions.

MCIC’s Theme Fund is seeking innovative project applications from its member organizations that aim to tackle challenges within an urban setting, such as, but not limited to, livelihoods, safety, education, health, sanitation, nutrition, community leadership and governance. MCIC sees gender equality, human rights and environmental sustainability as crosscutting themes in development.

  • Supporting Orphaned & Vulnerable Children

    Save the Children - Canada | Country: Kenya | Amount: $14,916 | Funded in 2014-15

    The Project seeks to increase protection for over 26,000 orphaned and vulnerable children with an even gender split, from HIV/ AIDS. Project activities include psycho-social support for 1,100 children, income generation activities for 120 child-headed households, sensitization on HIV prevention and training of community members, caregivers, local NGOs and communities on child rights and child protection.

  • Sustainable Livelihoods for People with Disabilities – Sri Lanka

    HOPE International Development Agency | Country: Sri Lanka | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2014-15

    The project seeks to provide sustainable livelihoods and a dignified living for 34 people with disabilities (17 female/ 17 male) and their families in four communities of Nedunkerny, Sri Lanka. The project will provide agricultural training and capital for dairy farming.

  • Building Innovative Economic Opportunities for Young People in Honduras II

    USC Canada | Country: Honduras | Amount: $15020 | Funded in 2013-14

    By providing training, capacity building and support for young people in rural Honduras, this project contributes to the economic and food security of youth in the Departments of Yoro, Intibuca, and Francisco Morazan through strengthened youth organizations and organizing, agroecology and linkages to local agricultural value-chains.

  • Capitalizing on Innovative Economic Opportunities for Youth Entrepreneurs in Mali

    Crossroads International | Country: Mali | Amount: $16912 | Funded in 2013-14

    This project will accelerate the success of 76 new youth-led micro enterprises and support the launch of 45 additional youthled businesses in and around Bamako by increasing skills in financial management and marketing. It builds on a 3 year pilot to support 121 youth (64% female) to develop viable businesses.

  • Enhancing Sustainable Livelihood Opportunities for Returnee Youth in Mannar District, North Sri Lank

    Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund | Country: Sri Lanka | Amount: $17195 | Funded in 2013-14

    This project will increase the sustainable livelihood opportunities for war affected youth in three villages of Manthai West DS Division, North Sri Lanka, through skill training and provision of inputs for aquaculture fishing and smoked fish production, market accessibility and business management training.

  • Facilitating Rural Youth in Lake Zone of Tanzania to Increase Marketing Intelligence through Agro-ba

    Marquis Project | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $12000 | Funded in 2013-14

    The economic situation of rural Tanzanian youth requires intervention to (1) facilitate their participation in the local market economy, (2) increase market intelligence, and (3) build self-employment skills. TSAEE will act as a catalyst to increase local capacity through a combination of micro-enterprise and agro-production training, mentorship, and micro-credit development.

  • Internships for Vocational training Graduates in the West Bank

    Canadian Lutheran World Relief | Country: Palestine | Amount: $15000 | Funded in 2013-14

    In the second year of implementation, this project will improve the market participation and quality of employment of 28 female and male graduates of the LWF’s Vocational Training Program through work experience (three month internships) and employability skills training with emphasis on female graduates, people with disabilities and holders of West Bank IDs. The current proposal relates to the second year of project implementation (March 31, 2014 -March 20, 2015).

  • Building Innovative Economic Opportunities for Young People

    USC Canada | Country: Honduras | Amount: $14,015 | Funded in 2012/2013

    USC Canada is Building Innovative Economic Opportunities for Young People. This project provides training, capacity building and support for young people in rural Honduras and contributes to the economic and food security of youth in the Departments of Yoro and Intibuca through strengthened youth organizations and organizing, agro-ecology and linkages to local agricultural value-chains.

  • Capitalizing on Innovative Economic Opportunities for Youth Entrepreneurs in Mali

    Crossroads International | Country: Mali | Amount: $14,996 | Funded in 2012/2013

    This project is Capitalizing on Innovative Economic Opportunities for Youth Entrepreneurs in Mali and will accelerate the success of 76 new youth-led micro enterprises and support the launch of 45 additional youth-led businesses in and around Bamako by increasing skills in financial management and marketing. It builds on a 3-year pilot to support 121 youth (64% female) to develop viable businesses.

  • Community Transformation through Youth Economic Empowerment

    World Renew | Country: Nigeria | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2012/2013

    Community Transformation through Youth Economic Empowerment will involve 210 male and female youth between the ages of 14 and 25 in skills training, apprenticeships and regular savings in order to improve their income earning opportunities and their ability to manage profit making enterprises.