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.
Strengthening Local Capacity to Deliver Improved Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Care.
Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
CPAR seeks to reduce maternal, infant and child morbidity and mortality rates in Bunda District, Tanzania by Strengthening Local Capacity to Deliver Improved Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Care.
Tangible Goals Model in Rural Development
Marquis Project | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $8,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
Marquis’ partner TSAEE is supporting its members in four rural districts to implement an innovative 28 step Tangible Goals Model in Rural Development with farm women who are part of women’s and youth Community-Based Organizations. TSAEE uses extension processes that pair improved agricultural practices and entrepreneurship to improve food security and income generation.
VNGO Capacity Building for Inclusive & Participatory Development
| Country: Vietnam | Amount: $10,000 | Funded in 2011/2012
The VNGO Capacity Building for Inclusive & Participatory Development project will increase the organizational, networking and programming capacity of forty-five Vietnamese NGOs and enhance their role in fostering participatory democracy. The work will target groups working with vulnerable rural ethnic minorities, benefiting 300 staff and the livelihoods of 5,000 women and men.
People to People | Country: Bangladesh | Amount: $5,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
The Amadar Chilemayen project supports literacy work in the slums of Bangladesh by educating mothers who commit to teaching at least five neighbourhood children. This project addresses the challenge of access to basic education, including daycare, and empowers mothers by training them to produce their own multimedia materials.
Building Local Capacity – Rights-based Approach
Save the Children - Canada | Country: Burkina Faso, Kenya | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
SCC is Building Local Capacity – Rights-based Approach in two African countries to implement sustainable human development, using a child rights-based approach and Results-Based Management (RBM). SCC will bring in facilitators to train their workers in an intercultural and multi-stakeholder context.
Building Local Capacity in Economic Development
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) | Country: Peru | Amount: $10,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
MEDA is Building Local Capacity in Economic Development in its Peru office to aid its transformation into an independent and financially self-sustaining local NGO that will operate as an effective local actor for economic development.
Building Local Capacity in Participatory Project Design & Implementation
World Renew | Country: Tanzania | Amount: $17,718 | Funded in 2010/2011
Building Local Capacity in Participatory Project Design & Implementation is the intent of CRWRC’s project in Tanzania. Rural communities will be transformed due to enhanced ability to identify, design and implement effective development projects, overcoming poverty and dependency, and improving the livelihoods of over 60,000 targeted community members.
Building the Capacity of IDE Vietnam
IDE Canada | Country: | Amount: $15,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
This project is Building the Capacity of IDE Vietnam, upgrading the country team’s ability to better help poor rural households increase their incomes in a changing and challenging context. Identified capacity gaps will lead to training events for staff on appropriate subjects.
Capacity Building to Improve Food Security & Develop Sustainable Livelihoods
Crossroads International | Country: Niger | Amount: $15,228 | Funded in 2010/2011
Crossroads, in its Capacity Building to Improve Food Security & Develop Sustainable Livelihoods project, is partnering in Niger with Potal Women’s Cooperative. Women producers and artisans will acquire relevant skills and knowledge to improve food security by increasing yields from a communal dry-season irrigated market garden and develop livelihoods by establishing a formal collective enterprise producing artisanal wares.
Capacity Building with Zambian Partners
United Church of Canada | Country: Zambia | Amount: $10,000 | Funded in 2010/2011
UCC is Capacity Building with Zambian Partners by providing a management course for administrators and program managers of local organizations involved in development work. Areas of focus include organizational management, environmental assessment, gender, strategic planning, human resource management, monitoring and evaluation.