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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. 

Three Things to Know about Partnerships for Development

Three Things to Know about Partnerships for Development

STORY HIGHLIGHTS:
One crucial form of partnership is collaboration between development practitioners and academics.
A recent report resulted in three key findings that are instructive for how governments, CSOs, and academic institutions can enhance partnerships in the years to come.

Together for Development: Collaborative Partnerships between North American Academics and Civil Society Organizations Working in Global Development.

Together for Development: Collaborative Partnerships between North American Academics and Civil Society Organizations Working in Global Development.

The North-American Observatorio project focuses on global commitments under Sustainable Development Goal 17. The present report builds on previous efforts under the Next Generation initiative to identify and compile the knowledge on collaborative partnerships in the Canadian context, asking whether similar trends can be seen across North America and whether differences between the institutional environments in Canada and the US affect the frequency and effectiveness of collaborative partnerships.

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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