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CCIC-CAIDP Conference 2014

MAY 13-15, 2014




Don’t miss the first joint Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) and Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) Annual Conference!


“Redefining Development Partnerships: A New Role for Canadians in Global Equality and Cooperation”

May 13th – 15th 2014
Ottawa Convention Centre, ON

Register now and join us for three days of stimulating and engaging discussions, presentations and debates on some of the hottest issues in international development today. This conference will bring together NGOs, leading development experts, key policy makers and academics from Canada and abroad.

It will be an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of our sector and its important work, engage with various stakeholders, hear and learn from our Southern partners and further strengthen collaboration and partnership across the sector.

Promoting and embracing partnership is at the core of this conference. We are very excited that for the first time the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) and the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) are hosting our annual conferences together. This collaboration allows members from each organization, as well as external participants, to network, engage in rich discussions, identify synergies, learn from each other’s diverse expertise, and gain a better understanding about current funding and contracting opportunities.

During the conference, participants will:

  • Examine existing partnerships within Canadian and international aid and contracting environments;
  • Explore different types of partnerships and identify the fundamental principles underlying their success;
  • Take stock of emerging challenges and opportunities, and what they mean for our own partnerships;
  • Identify tools and strategies to monitor, evaluate, and report-back on partnership impact.

Conference Highlights Include:

  • The Hon. Christian Paradis, MP, PC, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, speaking on “Redefining partnership in the Canadian context”
  • The Rt. Hon. Joe Clark in a keynote address on “Redefining Canadian foreign policy – a new role for Canadians in global equality and cooperation”
  • Special plenary session featuring expert Southern panelists discussing “Partnerships in a changing global context” including Sering Falu Njie of the UN Millennium Campaign, Kalpona Akter from the Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Center, and  Bianca Suyama, of Articulação SUL, Brazil
  • A public event debating “Canada Missing in Action? Evaluating Canada’s Role on the International Scene” moderated by Don Martin from CTV’s “Power Play with Don Martin”, followed by a networking reception hosted by DEVEX
  • Specialized breakout workshops designed to improve participant’s knowledge of partnerships and of the tools available, as well as  the current aid environment and opportunities
  • The CCIC Awards for Innovation and Development Effectiveness presented at a dinner and dance at the Museum of Nature on May 14th

The conference agenda is currently being finalized and will be available soon. Please refer to the Concept Note for more information regarding the conference background.

Registration is now open! Register today to take advantage of our special early bird prices. You do not want to miss this exciting event!


For further information please contact: Michelle Bested

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