From May 9 to 13, the 13 DID project directors in the field are taking part in a series of meetings and discussions at DID's head office, in Lévis.
The CAN $18 million Agriculture and Rural Financing in Mali project (FARM) targets development of the agricultural sector and increased food security through increased access to financial services that are better adapted to the sector.
The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD) has mandated DID to conduct an economic analysis focused on scaling up and deploying high impact technologies and innovations in West and Central Africa.
Guy Cormier takes over from Monique F. Leroux, who had been leading Desjardins Group since March 2008. Aged 46, Mr. Cormier was previously Senior Vice‐President, Cooperative Network and Personal Services at Desjardins Group.
Nadya Navarro is a successful entrepreneur who has dedicated the past fifteen years of her life to the wellbeing of the children in Panama.
As part of International Development Week, meet Sylvain Dufour, an agricultural credit advisor at Développement international Desjardins who will describe his career path, his assignment overseas and an international career as a life choice.
With financial support from the Government of Canada, DID will improve access to financial services for rural communities in Vietnam by participating in capacity building for the Cooperative Bank of Vietnam (CBV) and its network of financial cooperatives.
Drawing on its extensive experience with financing for small businesses, in this latest position paper DID presents its main convictions and the lessons it has learned regarding financial services for entrepreneurs.
In Paraguay, in collaboration with the Canadian firm Econoler and with financial support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), DID will help households convert from charcoal to cleaner sources of energy.
DID will combine its efforts with those of the Micronutrient Initiative, World Vision Senegal and the Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition in order to put inclusive finance at the service of food security for 165,000 women and young children in the Kedougou and Kolda regions of Senegal. The activities carried out by DID under this project will be coordinated by the DID regional office in Dakar.