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New Developments in the Sector
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CCIC Members in Action
Worth a Look

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10 Dec 2012

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10 Dec 2012

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Jan – May 2013
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A wealthier nation doesn’t necessarily mean lower poverty rates
Julia Sanchez and Leilani Farha
Op Ed in Embassy
17 Oct 2012

Canada Eyes African Resources amid Shrinking Foreign Aid
Fawzia Sheikh
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13 Nov 2012

Aid groups, mining industry, helped inform committee recommendations on CIDA and private sector
Mark Burgess
The Lobby Monitor
14 Nov 2012

CIDA, private-sector partnering scheme concerns aid workers
Kim Mackrael
Globe and Mail
23 Nov 2012

Aide internationale: cap sur le privé, confirme Ottawa
Marie Vastel
Le Devoir
24 Nov 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

Unpacking Disaster Risk Reduction

One of the fascinating aspects of this job is the multiple opportunities I have to participate in events and engage in discussions with different subsets of the sector on specific issues and challenges that our members are struggling with and working on. These events, and the opportunity to interact with CCIC members and other development stakeholders that they provide, feed my evolving understanding of the challenges and opportunities before us as a sector. They also help shape a clearer vision of what CCIC is best placed to contribute to the key issues and debates of our times. So this month I thought I would use this space to share some thoughts around one of the very interesting meetings I attended recently: the Policy Action Group for Emergency Response (PAGER) heads of agency meeting.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

World Bank selects CSO representatives for steering committee of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability

CCIC was invited to propose a CSO candidate for the Steering Committee of the newly formed Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), which was formally launched in April 2012.  The GPSA’s decision-making body will be a Steering Committee, chaired initially by the Bank. The initial number of SC members will be ten: three donor partners (two bilateral donors and one foundation); three CSOs (one from an OECD country and two from developing countries); three government representatives from Regions with the most participating countries (likely Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and East Asia and the Pacific); and a World Bank representative.

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Get your 2013 Istanbul Principles Calendar

In partnership with the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, and with the support of the other six Provincial and Regional Councils and the Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness, CCIC has produced a 2013 calendar on the Istanbul Principles. Building on the over 30 “best practice” case studies CCIC released last month (and blogged about), the calendar tells the story of the Principles, why they matter, and each month profiles a different Principle with reference to two case studies.

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UN Diplomats agree to conclude Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in 2013

On November 7, 157 world governments agreed to hold a final diplomatic conference next year in order to conclude negotiations on a global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). According to the UN Resolution they adopted, a consensus on the ATT must be reached by March 2013. The Control Arms Coalition welcomed this new development, while also cautioning that these governments must ensure the success of next year’s diplomatic conference.

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Food for thought on CCIC’s blog

CCIC’s blog was launched a year ago and has been very active in presenting different perspectives on issues of interest for the sector. Latest publications include a reflection on post-2015, the impact of the promotion of agrofuels in Asia and Canada and a two-part blog on Education for All. We welcome and encourage the participation of guest bloggers; please contact Chantal Havard if you want to contribute.

 

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MEMBER PROFILE: Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC)

Mark Lukowski, Ethiopia

Mark Lukowski, CEO of Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, with a child in Ethiopia

This month, CCIC spoke with Mark Lukowski, CEO of Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), a Canadian NGO based in Markham, Ontario. CCFC works side-by-side with its colleagues in developing countries focusing on child and community development. Mark highlights the successes and challenges that have marked the 50 years of existence of the organization and talks about a very unique initiative, the “Small Voices, Big Dreams” global youth survey.

 

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Reverse the Cuts campaign is gaining momentum

Launched on October 17, RESULTS Canada’s Reverse the Cuts campaign now has 2000 signatures on its petition asking the federal government to reverse the cuts made to the CIDA budget, and close to 40 organizations (including CCIC) have endorsed the campaign.

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Being inclusive in disaster risk management in South Asia

Handicap International has produced a toolkit for disaster risk management practitioners and policy makers working in South Asia who wish to understand more about how to make community-based disaster risk management inclusive of persons with disabilities. Its content is based on knowledge and practices gathered from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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Write for Rights on December 10

Amnesty International members, letter writers, and human rights supporters across Canada and around the world are getting ready to mark Human Rights Day on December 10 by taking part in Write for Rights.  2011 was the biggest year yet for Amnesty International’s annual global letter writing marathon. For the first time they passed the one million letter mark – an unprecedented outpouring of human rights action from all around the world. Visit the website to see how you can participate.

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Being inclusive in disaster risk management in South Asia

Handicap International has produced a toolkit for disaster risk management practitioners and policy makers working in South Asia who wish to understand more about how to make community-based disaster risk management inclusive of persons with disabilities. Its content is based on knowledge and practices gathered from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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Being inclusive in disaster risk management in South Asia

Handicap International has produced a toolkit for disaster risk management practitioners and policy makers working in South Asia who wish to understand more about how to make community-based disaster risk management inclusive of persons with disabilities. Its content is based on knowledge and practices gathered from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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Being inclusive in disaster risk management in South Asia

Handicap International has produced a toolkit for disaster risk management practitioners and policy makers working in South Asia who wish to understand more about how to make community-based disaster risk management inclusive of persons with disabilities. Its content is based on knowledge and practices gathered from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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Being inclusive in disaster risk management in South Asia

Handicap International has produced a toolkit for disaster risk management practitioners and policy makers working in South Asia who wish to understand more about how to make community-based disaster risk management inclusive of persons with disabilities. Its content is based on knowledge and practices gathered from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

 

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WORTH A LOOK

Standing Committee Report on Aid and the Private Sector

On November 7, 2012, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development tabled its report entitled Driving inclusive economic growth: the role of the private sector in international development, following a series of hearings in which CCIC, among others, participated. The report provides a summary of the range of views that were presented and a series of recommendations to the Canadian government. CCIC has responded to the report with a short analysis.

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Partnering with Civil Society: 12 Lessons from DAC Peer Reviews

At the end of October, the OECD Development Assistance Committee released a report entitled Partnering with Civil Society: Twelve Lessons from DAC Peer Reviews, facilitated by the peer review section of the DAC secretariat.  It is intended to guide future donor peer reviews with respect to their practice of partnering with civil society. The lessons emerged from a review of the commitments made in Accra and Busan and the outcomes of various peer reviews of donor practices.  AidWatch Canada has provided an overview and critique of the Twelve Lessons.

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The World We Want 2015

The UNDP, with the support of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, CIVICUS and Beyond 2015, is conducting a series of consultations on the post-2015 development agenda. The purpose is to support citizens from the Global South to actively engage in the discussions towards a post-2015 development agenda.

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The World Bank and Conditionality – Undermining democratic ownership

This latest Reality Check, by Reality of Aid, provides a critical look at the predominant role the World Bank continues to play in developing countries, and examines the direct and indirect conditionalities that the Bank still applies to loans and their effect on recipient countries.

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The Global Land Grab – A primer

Land grabbing re-emerged in the context of a spike in global food prices in 2007-2008. It was initially focused on new players potentially acquiring vast areas of land in developing nations. Today it is clear that this definition of land grabbing obscured more than it was able to illuminate. It is important to unpack what land grabbing really involves if we are to understand what is really happening. This primer by the Transnational Institute seeks to do just that.

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