APG Annual Report 2018-2019

APG Annual Report 2018-2019

APG 2018-2019 Annual Report

 

It has been an amazing year for the Americas Policy Group (APG) and its members. As such, we are proud to present the APG 2018-2019 Annual Report highlighting the work of its 29 members. It includes the group’s main activities, list of members and financial report.

 

Among all the milestones that we have reached, we can highlight the following collective work of the APG:

 

Government relations & policy advocacy:

  • Ongoing monitoring, policy recommendations and advocacy for sustainable development, human rights and social justice in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia and Haiti;
  • Held eight (8) consultation and briefing meetings with Global Affairs Canada’s Americas Branch and its North America, Central America, Latin America & Caribbean Bureaux;
  • Held four (4) briefing meetings with diplomatic representatives from Canadian missions in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru & Bolivia while in Canada;
  • Guatemala: sent a letter of concerns to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the alarming government’s withdrawal of the UN International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and on the disturbing escalation of assassination of land and human rights defenders;
  • Honduras: denounced the situation of prisoners and human rights crisis in Honduras;
  • Mexico: participated in consultation with Global Affairs Canada’s North America Strategy Bureau regarding the “Canada-Mexico Human Rights Bilateral Dialogue” for the upcoming 3rd edition to be held in Ottawa in 2019. Recommendations include proposals to increase Mexican CSOs participation in the process. Click here to read the APG 2019 recommendations;
  • Colombia: engaged with Global Affairs Canada’s South American bureau and strongly recommended for the reform of the “Canada-Colombia FTA Human Rights Report” ;
  • Haiti: participated with AQOCI on a regional forum on Haiti to enhance greater coordination with the APG on policy and advocacy. Held an introduction meeting with GAC’s Haiti division;
  • Facilitated the APG perspective to Global Affairs Canada ongoing consultation on its “Voices at Risk –Canada’s Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders”.

Parliamentary relations

  • Hosted a roundtable with Members of Parliament of the Canadian section of ParlAmericas and Women land defenders resisting extractivism in Latin America.
  • APG co-chair, Steve Stewart, testified at the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration as an expert witness on migration in Latin America. Listen testimony here or Read transcript here.

Member-led Annual Meeting & Activities

  • Held its general meeting in Montreal, attended by 35 participants from 25 organizations;
  • Launched a new subgroup on Haiti;
  • Supported the launch of the training manual “Implementing a Human Rights Based Approach” with CCIC and Equitas.

Sector-wide campaign

 

Click here to download the APG 2018-2019 Annual Report.

 

Thank you for your continued support and engagement!

 

CCIC Regional Working Group Coordination Team.

ACF Annual Report 2018-2019

ACF Annual Report 2018-2019

It has been an amazing year for the Africa-Canada Forum and its members. As such, we are proud to present the ACF 2018-2019 Annual Report highlighting the work of its 42 members. It includes the group’s main activities, list of members and financial report.

 

Among all the milestones that we have reached, we can highlight the following collective work of the ACF:

 

Academics Collaborations & Learning activities:

Member-led Annual Meeting:

  • Organized the Annual General Meeting, with 49 people from 34 organizations. Key presentations focused on the situation of Human Rights defenders, in particular the rise of attacks targeting feminists and LGBTQI+ communities in Africa; and on the challenges in the field and at home of working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

 

Government relations & policy advocacy:

  • Organized the highly successful Joint Dialogue between the Africa-Canada Forum Dialogue and Global Affairs Canada, with the participation of 90 people, including 45 ACF members. The main goal of these exchanges is to create a space where ACF and GAC can discuss and collaborate on issues related to Africa, leveraging expertise on both sides. A joint ACF-GAC report was published following the dialogue. Download the report here.

Sector-wide campaign

 

Click here to download the ACF 2018-2019 Annual Report.

 

Thank you for your continued support and engagement!

CCIC Regional Working Group Coordination Team.

APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report

APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report

 

It has been an amazing year for the Asia-Pacific Working Group and its members. As such, we are proud to present the APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report to its 24 members. It includes the group’s main activities, list of members and financial report. 

Among all the milestones that we have reached, we can highlight the following collective work of APWG:

 

 Academic collaborations & learning activities

  • Launched collaborative research between the APWG-Philippines subgroups and the University of Toronto;
  • Held the documentary screening and panel discussion “Five Years After the Storm: The Humanitarian-Development Nexus in Practice”, in partnership with Development & Peace, and the CICC-CASID Next Generation Program;
  • In collaboration with the CCIC-CASID Next Gen program, held a joint learning event on “Humanitarian Aid & Development in Palestine”;

 

Government relations & policy advocacy:

  • Ongoing policy recommendations and advocacy regarding the deterioration of human rights in the Philippines and the rise of extra-judicial killings and militarisation of the country;
  • Ongoing discussions with GAC’s Asia-Pacific Branch and its Southeast Asia bureau to determine the framework and themes for the upcoming APWG-GAC Joint Dialogue scheduled for June 25 & 26 2019;

 

Sector-wide campaign

  • Actively supported the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability and the campaign calling for the creation of an independent human rights Ombudsperson for Canada’s international extractive sector.

 

Click here to download the APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report. 

 

Third Edition of Progressing National SDGs Implementation

Third Edition of Progressing National SDGs Implementation

Progressing National SDG Implementation” is the third in a regular series of reports commissioned by civil society. It documents and analyses the 46 English, French, Spanish and Arabic Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports submitted in 2018 to the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

The report identifies ten key pillars that we believe are essential to the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also recognizes emerging good practice and sets out a range of conclusions and recommendations with respect to how countries can both improve their implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and use the HLPF as an opportunity for mutual peer learning, knowledge exchange and support. Importantly, the review also provides a comparative assessment of how VNR reporting is evolving over time through a comparison of analysis of the VNRs in 2016 and 2017 with findings for 2018.

 

Daring to risk and fail – Building an innovation agenda in Canada’s global development and humanitarian community

Daring to risk and fail – Building an innovation agenda in Canada’s global development and humanitarian community

Is the practice of innovation an essential way forward for international development and humanitarian organizations? How do we test out radical ideas when there is so much at stake? And what does ‘innovation’ actually mean?

 

The intent of the paper is to help give shape to how CCIC might learn from the experience of these platforms as it shapes its own innovation agenda and works to implement one of three core CCIC strategic directions for 2018-23: Inspire and support the growth of a more relevant, responsive and effective global development and humanitarian assistance sector that, through a broad range of innovations, can create sustainable impact and change in collaboration with our partners.

Full Report

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Executive Summary

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Annual Report 2017-2018

Annual Report 2017-2018

Have a look at CCIC’s Annual Report that covers our 50th anniversary celebrations and accomplishments!

 

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