International Development Projects

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Manitoba are currently leading and/or contributing to over 50 international development projects around the world in partnership with local universities, governments, non-governmental organizations, private enterprises, and communities, as well as other Canadian universities and partners. The following is a small sample of these projects:

  • The Centre for Global Public Health (CGPH) was established in the University of Manitoba’s Department of Community Health Sciences in June 2008, in collaboration with the Department of Medical Microbiology.  CGPH enhances the contribution of the University of Manitoba to the improvement of public health systems, programs and activities in diverse global settings.  A cornerstone of CGPH is the design and implementation of international health and development projects in several countries including India, China, Kenya, Nigeria, Ukraine, and Pakistan, primarily in the areas of HIV and STI prevention and maternal neonatal and child health.

    Since 2008 CGPH has conducted 46 projects in 11 countries, and has been awarded over $60 million in funding from organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the National Institute of Health, to name a few. For specific information on CGPH’s current and completed projects please go to Centre for Global Public Health Projects.
  • strengthen food security, secure the future of children and youth, and promote sustainable economic growth within Kaiowá Guarani’s indigenous communities in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil;
  • provide learning and research opportunities to Brazilian graduate students in urban-rural communities in Canada, and Manitoba in particular; and
  • enhance university-community partnerships in the field of international development.
  • This project encourages students from Canada and Brazil to seek integrated, collaborative community-based approaches to progressive social development, and promotes the active use of Internet Communications Technologies (ICTs) to facilitate the implementation and management of the project. ICTs are powerful tools for reducing poverty, inequity, and discrimination, and for promoting good governance. This project encourages academics, students and community members to discover innovative ways in which ICTs can foster progressive social development.