EDM can provide technical assistance to governments, private sector groups, or civil society organizations that are eligible for Official Development Assistance and are exploring, negotiating or implementing trade and investment agreements with Canada.
Please refer to the following links for criteria and more information:
EDM technical assistance can include, but is not limited to, advisory support, training, course development, study tour, policy research, stakeholder engagement (workshop and consultation), and institutional assessment.
EDM does not provide project grants or direct financial support to organizations. EDM does not finance the purchasing of goods, capital equipment, construction costs or other non-service-related technical assistance.
The EDM team will work with the applicant to design the specific terms of the technical assistance, and other requirements for approved activities.
Individuals or firms with relevant professional experience are contracted to respond to the delivery of activities that have been identified in a technical assistance request and approved by Global Affairs Canada’s technical working group. Technical experts are also referred to as Service Providers.
Technical experts will be selected according to their relevant expertise related to each approved technical assistance request and ensuring no conflict of interest.