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Find out what CCIC has to say about the latest issues of importance to international development.

 

 

Press Release – Funding to fight COVID

Press Release – Funding to fight COVID

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) welcomes today’s federal government announcement of $8M to the World Health Organization, the Pan-American Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to fight the spread of the coronavirus in developing countries.

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How CCIC is responding to COVID-19

How CCIC is responding to COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us operate on a day-to-day basis. We have seen the cancellation of events, closing of stores, restaurants and workplaces, and the need for social distancing in order to help control the spread of the virus. Our sector is not immune to all these changes.

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Development Unplugged S02E07: Beijing +25

Development Unplugged S02E07: Beijing +25

In this episode, Nicolas Moyer, president and CEO of CCIC, leads a discussion focusing on the 25-year anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995.

Joining Nicolas to discuss what we can expect to see taking place in preparation for Beijing +25 and explain what the major priorities and issues are Vicky Smallman, the national director of Women’s and Human Rights for the Canadian Labour Congress and Katherine Scott, senior researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Development Unplugged S02E06: Climate Financing in International Development

Development Unplugged S02E06: Climate Financing in International Development

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world. In order to tackle this, the world, and Canada, is increasing its financial commitments to climate mitigation and adaptation.
In our latest Development UnPlugged, Nicolas Moyer, president and CEO of CCIC, delves into the world of climate financing with Brian Tomlinson, the executive director of AidWatch Canada and author of the 2019 Climate Finance Report developed for the Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development (C4D).

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OUTCOMES AND SUCCESSES OF THE SUMMIT ON CANADA’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

OUTCOMES AND SUCCESSES OF THE SUMMIT ON CANADA’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

To call the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership a success doesn’t do it justice.

The two-day event brought together diverse voices across Canada’s foreign policy sub-sectors to discuss and analyze opportunities for a balanced approach to Canadian foreign policy coherence. But more than that, it provided a platform to understand where Canadian state and non-state actors stand at the nexus of international trade, security, diplomacy, development and humanitarian assistance.

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Development Unplugged S02E05: Digital Campaigns and International Development

Development Unplugged S02E05: Digital Campaigns and International Development

The digital world is constantly offering new tools and technologies we can use to launch campaigns aimed at reaching new and existing audience.
In a special Development UnPlugged podcast, one of four produced with the support of Crestview Strategy, Jason Clark, a senior consultant with this public relations firm, leads a discussion on how the development sector can use digital campaigns effectively to drive winning outcomes. Jason is joined by Julia Anderson, the Chief Operations Officer with CanWaCH; Prateek Awasthi, the Director of Policy and Advocacy with Engineers Without Borders; and Jennifer Li, a Campaign Strategist with Crestview Strategy.

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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.

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Development Unplugged S02E04: Shared Reality of Climate Change in International Development

Development Unplugged S02E04: Shared Reality of Climate Change in International Development

In this third episode in a series of four podcasts related to the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, produced with the support of Crestview Strategy, we’re talking about the new shared reality climate change is bringing with respect to international development.

Joining Nicolas Moyer, president and CEO of CCIC, to explore current trends and shifting global landscapes, address Canada’s internal tensions, and introduce some ideas for a path forward to deal with climate change are Catherine Abreu, the executive director of the Climate Action Network, and Stephen Cornish, the president and CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation.

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