CCIC members include approximately 100 Canadian non-profit organizations working, both in Canada and overseas, on the front lines of social justice, humanitarian aid, economic and democratic development.
CCIC and CASID (The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development) are co-organizing a conference in the fall entitled Thinking outside the MDG Box: Taking Stock of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Looking Ahead to the Post-2015 Era. The two-day conference will take place at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences, 120 University, room 4007, on September 21 and 22, 2012.
The goal of the conference is to bring international development, environment and human rights practitioners and academics together to contribute towards shaping Canadian civil society’s response to the global development framework that will succeed the MDGs when they expire in 2015.
The conference will build on the participation of international and Canadian panelists associated to key global efforts working towards the Post-2015 framework, through a series of workshops and interactive sessions and tackle the following specific objectives:
Conduct a shared assessment of the successes and shortcomings of the MDG goals and approach to date;
Enhance our understanding of the thinking and work that is underway to prepare the post-2015 framework;
Identify key issues that need to define any future development framework (in response to what is missing in the current framework); and
Assess the implications of the future directions of such a framework for the development and research agendas of Canadian civil society groups and academics.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the CCIC staff or our event coordinator, Ines Le Minter.