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Posted on November 28, 2019

Research and experience on overseas partner perspectives with feminist development approaches How do Canadian organizations and their partners in the Global South integrate gender equality into their programming, and to what extent do they consider their approaches to be ‘feminist’? Since the launch of the Feminist International Aid Policy (FIAP) in 2017, an emphasis on […]

Posted on December 27, 2019

Unintended Consequences: The Dire Impact of Sanctions on Humanitarian Aid & Peace-Building Room 106D International sanctions imposed on countries by the United Nations and member states, including Canada, clearly exempt humanitarian activities. Nevertheless, sanctions cause serious challenges and delays for humanitarian actors working in countries like North Korea (the DPRK) and Venezuela, and sometimes result […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

This session is a World Cafe style session where different organizations will share their experiences on different topics. This session is a World Cafe style session where different organizations will share their experiences on different topics. Participants will rotate from table to table to learn and exchange knowledge and best practices. 1) Dispatches from the […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

Advocacy for Good: Lessons and Path Forward This session will focus on how best to leverage advocacy tools and tactics to further Canada’s commitment to global development objectives. The session will include examples from Action Canada’s successful efforts in furthering the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights objectives (domestically and internationally) with the federal government. […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

Can sexual violence in the workplace really be prevented? An examination of the roots of the problem and some glimmers of hope The #MeToo movement brought an issue marginalized groups have been dealing with for far too long to the forefront and it’s time we discuss Canada’s role in it. This panel will examine the […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

Direction and Control: The Incompatibility of the Nexus and Canadian Charitable Requirements The humanitarian-development-peace Nexus is a positive initiative to challenge and motivate humanitarian organizations to more effective programming. The ideas and strategy behind the Nexus is commendable. However, within Canada’s regulatory framework, achieving the Nexus will be challenging. The workshop will build upon the […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

Justice climatique, analyse féministe A feminist approach to climate justice addresses the climate crisis not only as an environmental problem, but as a complex social justice issue that focuses on the populations that are most vulnerable to its effects. This approach is therefore based on an intersectional feminist analysis of unequal power relations based on […]

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Justice climatique, analyse féministe A feminist approach to climate justice addresses the climate crisis not only as an environmental problem, but as a complex social justice issue that focuses on the populations that are most vulnerable to its effects. This approach is therefore based on an intersectional feminist analysis of unequal power relations based on […]

Posted on November 26, 2019

Le monde semble entrer dans un nouveau cycle de protestations de plus en plus vives : du Chili à Hong Kong, de l'Irak à la Guinée. Les demandes spécifiques des manifestants dépendent du contexte local, et parfois différents groupes auront des demandes contradictoires. Cependant, un fil conducteur commun à toutes ces manifestations est la défense du droit de manifester pacifiquement sans répression de l'État, la transparence des affaires publiques et la lutte contre la corruption, la réduction des inégalités et une démocratie participative où les élections sont libres et périodiques, sans réélection illimitée et avec la participation active de la société civile.

Posted on November 28, 2019

Modifying Canadian Foreign Policy to Confront an America-First World Order Canadian Foreign Policy, as seen from a broad perspective, combining the impact of a rapidly changing and challenging international environment on our standing in the world and Canada’s ability to adapt, protect and advance our primary global interests. A panel moderated by RHOMA’s President, Gilles […]

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Justice climatique, analyse féministe A feminist approach to climate justice addresses the climate crisis not only as an environmental problem, but as a complex social justice issue that focuses on the populations that are most vulnerable to its effects. This approach is therefore based on an intersectional feminist analysis of unequal power relations based on […]

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Modifying Canadian Foreign Policy to Confront an America-First World Order Canadian Foreign Policy, as seen from a broad perspective, combining the impact of a rapidly changing and challenging international environment on our standing in the world and Canada’s ability to adapt, protect and advance our primary global interests. A panel moderated by RHOMA’s President, Gilles […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

Youth in Policy ​Our panel will dig into the lack of input being incorporated by Canadian Youth in Federal Policy in Canada. It will focus on the realities and frustrations faced by Canadian Youth by not being able to express their opinion in policy that directly impacts the way they live their lives. We will […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

Leader or laggard? An interactive debate on the prospects of supply chains legislation in Canada There are an estimated 16 million people who are victims of forced labour exploitation in the private sector, of which one in five are children. Some of the industries most affected include construction, manufacturing, and agriculture. Some industries in the […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

Partnering for Change: Overcoming Systemic Barriers to Girls Education and Women’s Empowerment Children Believe (CB) envisions a world where every child has a voice and the ability to achieve their full potential. Children Believe focuses on promoting access to equitable, high-quality education for girls and boys; promotes holistic health, child protection; and nurtures child participation […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

The Future of Climate Change Policy-Maximizing benefits through a whole-of-society approach Climate change is drastically changing the way policymakers from all sectors need to approach the way we build and preserve healthy, safe and equitable societies – in Canada and abroad. Do we require an integrated approach to dealing with climate change? Does Canada’s ambition […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

Making progress on Canada’s approach to the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus Focusing on double and triple nexus programming in practice, this session will bring together recent evidence from this approach in programming, with current civil society, political, defence and academic perspectives, framing an interactive discussion that will contribute to the creation of a white […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

Canada’s Global Leadership on the 2030 Agenda In June 2019, the Government of Canada launched its’ interim strategy to implement the 2030 Agenda. The strategy includes 30 concrete actions and will serve as the basis for the development of Canada’s National 2030 Agenda Strategy. Following opening remarks with government representation that will explore Canada’s implementation […]

Posted on November 28, 2019

The Case for Caring: Why Should Canada Invest in a Better World? The iconic 1969 World Bank study “Partners in Development”, chaired by former Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, declared “while the moral incentive for cooperation in international development…is valid and compelling…it is not the basis on which support for international development mainly rests. […]

Posted on November 27, 2019

Data for Change: Practical Conversations on Using Data to Drive Impact This session will take the form of an “Ideas Room”; a semi-structured forum where attendees are given space to have an in-depth conversation on a pressing global development data challenge, and identify strategies to address that challenge, as well as connect with others who […]