Thursday, November 8
CCIC, 39 McArthur Ave, Ottawa
Five years ago, on November 8, 2018, the Philippines was struck by the worst natural disaster in its recorded history when Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) tore through its centre, destroying nearly everything in its path. To mark the 5th anniversary of this tragedy, and to celebrate the recovery, we invite you to a documentary film screening and panel discussion on November 8th from 3:30-5:30 pm at CCIC (39 McArthur Ave, Ottawa).
The documentary After the Storm: Building the Pope Francis Village, produced by Development and Peace-Caritas Canada, immerses viewers in the devastation and challenges faced by poor communities confronting the impacts of climate change. The community-driven response to Haiyan shown in the film proves that it is possible to break the cycle of poverty when the survivors themselves are empowered to build their own future. This example of the humanitarian-development nexus puts the Istanbul Principles into practice, providing for the most urgent needs while also addressing structural challenges, including powerlessness, poverty and inequality, that make these communities disproportionately vulnerable to disasters in the first place.
A panel discussion will follow the film screening. Nicolas Moyer, Executive Director of CCIC, will moderate the panel, featuring Jess Agustin, Programme Officer for the Philippines at Development and Peace, Carine Bigira, Senior Programme Officer at the Humanitarian Coalition, and Furqan Asif, a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, with commentary from Mélanie Robertson, Senior Programme Officer at IDRC. Wine, drinks, and snacks will be served. All are welcome.
Development and Peace – Caritas Canada
In partnership with:
The Asia Pacific Working Group (APWG) : a regional working group of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) focused on development and social justice issues in Asia and in the Pacific.
Next Generation: Collaboration for Development : a joint program of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID).