NextGen Publications & Resources

Report: Organizational and human resource capacity for addressing gender equality: Civil society engagement with the Feminist International Assistance Policy

Through a survey of 45 Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs) and key informant interviews, this study examined how CSO’s have made progress towards addressing gender equality as a result of the development and launch of the Feminist International Assistance Policy in 2017. The survey examined operational investments that affected financial, technical and human resources in project implementation processes. Supported by CASID-CCIC Next Generation Program, l’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), MITACS and the University of Ottawa, this report provides recommendations for CSOs and Global Affairs Canada.

The Next Generation Final Evaluation Summary is out!

The Next Generation Final Evaluation Summary is out!

The Next Generation Final Evaluation Summary is out!
With the approaching closure of the Next Generation Program, the time has come to read and reflect on the multitude of achievements the program has brought to our sector. The program inspired the policy, practice and investments decisions of civil society organizations, academic institutions, networks, funders and governments.

NextGen’s Guide for Research Partnership Agreements

NextGen’s Guide for Research Partnership Agreements

The Next Generation program developed a new bilingual guide for fair and equitable research partnership.   

While examining experiences of research partnerships between academics and civil society organization (CSO) practitioners in the Canadian context, the Next Generation research has uncovered challenging aspects of cross-sectoral research collaboration including tensions and misunderstandings in research partnerships between practitioners and academics.

Find out more about the NextGen Symposium

Find out more about the NextGen Symposium

This final event of the Next Generation for Development Program will welcome stakeholders from civil society organizations (CSOs), academic institutions, researchers and students involved in the NextGen program, and funding agencies.
Participants will convene to discuss on the importance of fair and equitable partnerships and reflect on how to improve knowledge mobilization in the global development and humanitarian sector in Canada and abroad. 

The Next Generation Final Evaluation Summary is out! 

With the approaching closure of the Next Generation Program, the time has come to read and reflect on the multitude of achievements the program has brought to our sector. The program inspired the policy, practice and investments decisions of civil society organizations, academic institutions, networks, funders and governments. The Next Generation Program also provided recommendations that emphasized effective partnerships, inclusion of young people, new technologies, monitoring, evaluation and learning and more importantly sustainable collaboration fueled by an enabling environment for collaboration between academics and practitioners. The Next Generation Program’s success is due to the ability of CASID and CCIC to reimagine existing activities through a collaborative lens – amplifying the importance of academic-civil society collaboration at the core of the Next Generation Program.

 

Rethinking Research Collaborative 

We are excited to share with you the new website of the Rethinking Research Collaborative!

“The Rethinking Research Collaborative (RRC) is an informal international network of academics, civil society organisations and social movements, international NGOs, and research support providers who are committed to working together to explore the politics of evidence and participation in knowledge for international development. The RRC aims to encourage more inclusive, responsive and transformative collaboration to improve the production of useful research for social justice and global development.”

The disconnect between international development studies and development practice in Canada

Rebecca Tiessen and Ian Smillie

This article documents the disconnect that exists between the academic community and the practitioners who engage in international development policy and implementation work in Canada.

Purdue University and Catholic Relief Services: A Case Study of University – Non-Governmental Organization Institutional Partnership

David M. Leege and S. Suzanne Nielsen

Purdue University and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have collaborated with each other for over ten years. This collaboration, while initially field based, started to achieve more significant and lasting results after it was formalized through a commitment by senior leadership in both institutions. This case study documents the evolution of this partnership, from its ad hoc origins in the field to a full institutional commitment, and illustrates the lessons learned along the way.

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