From left to right: Kate Grantham (Vice-president CASID), Liam Swiss (President and CEO, CASID), Andréanne Martel (Program Officer Next Generation Collaboration for Development, CCIC), Shannon Kindornay (Director, Research, Policy and Practice, CCIC), Laura Avalos (Program Assistant, Next Generation Collaboration for Development, CCIC)

Ottawa, ON (SEPT 26, 2019).  The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) launched the revamped NextGen database yesterday at Occo Kitchen in Ottawa, as part of the final event of the Next Generation – Collaboration for Development program. The NextGen Database contains more than 600 Canadian researchers and development experts working in international development and humanitarian assistance and can be used by media, students, policy makers, and the general public.  The database is accessible here.

The first iteration of the database was released in 2017 and since then, the Next Gen team partnered with Sustainable Development Solutions Network Canada to link research in Canada to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development.  Areas of research on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were mapped and this helped identify researchers in Canada from civil society organizations (CSOs), universities, think-tanks and research institutes who contribute to the implementation of the SDGs in Canada and at the international level.

The Next Generation – Collaboration for Development program is a partnership between the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID). On September 25 and 26, the NextGen Program held its final Symposium and concluded a three-year research initiative that aimed to position Canada as a leader in innovative, multi-stakeholder international development and humanitarian research, practice and policy development. The program encouraged better collaborations between civil society and academia and strengthened the Canadian ecosystem of research and knowledge sharing.

“The NextGen database is an invaluable tool that will showcase the work done by Canadian researchers to attain the Sustainable Development Goals. We encourage all researchers to sign up and create a profile in the database.”

Liam Swiss

President, Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID)

“This tool provides access to an impressive community of experts working in international development and humanitarian issues.  We hope that it will be used widely as a resource by different audiences, including the media, practitioners, policy makers and students.”

Nicolas Moyer

CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC)

About the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC): 
The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is Canada’s national association representing international development and humanitarian organizations. Together with our member organizations, CCIC seeks to end global poverty and to promote social justice and human dignity for all. CCIC is committed to making this goal a public priority and to encouraging the actions necessary to make a poverty-free world a reality.

About the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID):
The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is a national, bilingual, interdisciplinary and pluralistic association devoted to the promotion of new knowledge in the broad field of international development. CASID is a membership-based organization.

 

Media Contact:
Thida Ith, Media and Communications Officer
tith@ccic.ca
Phone: (613) 241-7007 ext. 343
Cell phone: (437) 779-0883

For more information about the NextGen database:
Andréanne Martel, Program Officer
amartel@ccic.ca