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2013 Innovation and Effectiveness Awards
Annual Forum and 45th Annual General Meeting
MAY 23-24, 2013

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Do you want to acknowledge an example of best practice by another CSO?

Do you know of a neat innovative project that we need to share and celebrate?

Innovation Award

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation
is seeking nominations for
The 2013 Innovation and Effectiveness Awards
which will be handed out at the
Annual Forum Gala Dinner: May 23, 2013

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is a coalition of Canadian voluntary sector organizations working globally to achieve sustainable human development. Each year, civil society organizations (CSOs) from across the country convene for the Annual CCIC Forum -and AGM- to discuss, debate and strategize around the most pressing issues for civil society and international development.  You can find out more about previous forums at:

The theme of this year’s Forum is entitled: “Development and Social Transformation as Shared Responsibility: Building new Bridges and Connections”, and will be an important moment for CSOs across the country to discuss the future of the sector in Canada. In looking towards the future, and to celebrate some of the great work civil society has been doing over the last year, CCIC has opened nominations to acknowledge CSO’s 2012-2013 activities in two categories:

    • CSO EFFECTIVENESS (open only to CCIC members): Nominate organizations who have made strides towards greater organizational effectiveness and impact.  This can be based on the CCIC Code of Ethics, or examples of implementing one or more of the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness
    • INNOVATION (open to all Canadian CSOs): Nominate out-of-the-box ideas that have inspired you, and make a difference!  A project, idea or process that you think others should know about, and that we can all learn from looking towards the futur


    In the CSO Effectiveness category, CCIC congratulates:

    1) Co-Development Canada, for its support to the project with SINTRACUAVALLE, the union of public sector water workers in Valle de Cauca in Colombia. Over the past twelve years, SINTRACUAVALLE members have successfully blocked the privatization of public water resources five times, yet privatization attempts continue. CoDev is now working with SINTRACUAVALLE to carry out a citizen engagement and awareness campaign to increase support for public ownership of water resources.

    2) Crossroads International, for its engagement in the fight against domestic violence in Ghana. Following-up the passing of the Domestic Violence Act in 2007, which was a landmark victory for women in Ghana, Crossroads International and local partner Women in Law and Development Africa developed a multi-year project to increase access to justice for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to promote women’s rights more broadly.

    And for CSO Innovation, CCIC congratulates:

    3) World Vision , for its Innovation Management Framework, aimed at creating a process that supports the identification  of innovative ideas. WV recognizes that innovation is not just about having ideas as it is not just about a process, but is both an art and a science.  To identify, move forward and scale up innovations, organizations - across sectors - must come together, collaborate and build on ideas that can have lasting impact in the field.

    4)Farm Radio International , for its unique and proven approach to helping small-scale farmers in Africa. Participatory Radio Campaigns (PRCs) were developed by FRI as a way to help farmers learn about, evaluate, and introduce new agricultural practices. PRCs feature the voices, stories and perspectives of ordinary farmers through a mix of radio formats, including panel discussions, vox pops, village debates, phone-in shows, mini-dramas and music.



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    For further information please contact:

    Chantal Havard
    Tel: 613-241-7007 Ext. 311
    Anna Campos
    Tel: 613-241-7007 Ext. 324


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