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Job vacancies June 2019: International Communications Advisor, Sector Learning & Innovation Advisor, Provincial Project Officer, Driver

Founded in 1985, CowaterSogema International Inc. has built a global reputation for excellence in the world of management consulting in international development. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and with experience in more than 65 countries, CowaterSogema has established itself as Canada’s leading management consulting firm in international development. Our clients include the World Bank, the Asian

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Australia deepens engagement with Vietnam on gender equality

Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on empowering women in diplomacy between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Under the MOU, Australian and Vietnamese leaders, policy makers and diplomats will come together in

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Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick visitied GREAT partners in Lao Cai

May 30-31, 2019. Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam, and colleagues from the Australian Embassy in Vietnam visited partners of the Aus4Quality|GREAT Program in Van Ban, Bac Ha and Sa Pa districts in Lao Cai. The visit to Lao Cai was an opportunity for the Australian Ambassador to see first-hand how GREAT is creating economic opportunities for

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Vietnam Economic Times: Gender program provides $240,000 for agriculture and tourism projects

6 May 2019- Article published in the Vietnam Economic Times about GREAT:
The GREAT Program working to improve women’s lives in northern Lao Cai and Son La provinces.

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Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) is an Aus4Equality initiative, managed by CowaterSogema Int. Inc. on behalf of the Australian Government


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