Next Generation for Development

Next Generation for Development

 

Next Generation – Collaboration for Development is a joint program of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID).

Next Generation aims to position Canada as a leader in innovative, multi-stakeholder international development and humanitarian research, practice and policy development. The goal is to encourage better collaborations between civil society and academia, and strengthen the Canadian ecosystem of research and knowledge sharing.

To facilitate collaborations, we need a better sense of who the different groups and individuals in this ecosystem are – both within and beyond CCIC-CASID respective memberships. Visit the Next Generation Database for more details!

 

Learn more about the Next Generation program and our partnership with CASID

CCIC, in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), is responsible of a new research program entitled Next-Generation Leadership: New Models for Canadian Collaboration in International Development! Over a three-year IDRC-funded program (2017—2019), CCIC and CASID will identify and promote new ways of working among practitioners, researchers, academics, students and policy developers.

The program has the ambition to position Canada as a leader in innovative multi-stakeholder approaches to global development research, practice and policy development, creating conditions for enhanced and sustained collaboration between civil society and academia. To achieve this, the program will support a series of partnerships between academics and practitioners, using a range of different models of collaboration – communities of practice, working groups, annual conferences, leaders’ forums, secondments and placements, speakers’ tours, and others – to stimulate new thinking and generate timely and policy-relevant joint research. The program will test and refine these models of practitioner-academic collaboration, generating processes, products and relationships that CCIC and CASID both hope will outlast the program’s time frame.

In the first six months of the program, different mapping exercises will take place to obtain an accurate overview of the Canadian ecosystem of research and knowledge sharing. Among other things, we will map existing partnerships and collaborations between Canadian academia and civil society, and conduct a literature review around what makes for good academic-practitioner collaboration.

 

About our Partner

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.

What is the Next Gen Database?

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the NextGen Database is a fully-searchable, bilingual, online, public database that includes Canadian researchers from universities, colleges, institutes, think-tanks and civil society organizations working on international development and humanitarian assistance. Researchers are classified according to areas of focus – topics, countries, regions, demographics, etc.

The NextGen Database has been developed as a commitment to promoting collaboration in research and knowledge exchange. If you are a researcher, this database will allow you to update and promote your current areas of research focus. The Database also provides an accessible portal into your work to other Canadian academics, media, government, and civil society organisations.

The NextGen Database currently boasts approximately 500 profiles and counting. Researchers are affiliated with over 80 well-respected institutions across Canada. The more people know about it, the larger it will become!

This is one of those things whose usefulness is so obvious you have to wonder why it has only taken shape now.

Ian Smilie

Former President of CASID

While I was working for research centres, we used to receive calls from journalists asking for experts to reach when political crises or natural disasters occurred. With the NextGen Database, media will have an access point to a vast repertory of Canadian development experts.

Andréanne Martel

Program Officer of Next Generation


NextGen Voices

Perspectives from scholars and practitioners 

 

In 2018, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) brought together dynamic and diverse speakers from international and national development and humanitarian civil society organizations (CSOs) and Canadian universities.

At the conference, the Next Generation: Collaboration for Development program – a joint CCIC-CASID initiative – asked some scholars and practitioners for their views on feminism, collaboration, how to support women’s movements, and their greatest learnings. Here are some of their responses.

Recent Publications

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.

Improving our Collaborations for Better Development Outcomes. A Short Summary of a CCIC-CASID Literature Review.

Improving our Collaborations for Better Development Outcomes. A Short Summary of a CCIC-CASID Literature Review.

To increase the frequency and success of collaborative partnerships between academics and practitioners involved in international cooperation, in January 2017 the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), launched the
“Next Generation: Collaboration for Development” program. It seeks to address various aspects of academic/practitioner collaborations in development and ways to strengthen these collaborations.

The Ivory Tower And The Trenches: Finding Common Ground

In a new era of global cooperation and sustainable development goals, the effectiveness of Canada’s participation rests more than ever before on the ability of various sectors to work productively together, sharing their knowledge and expertise and generating better evidence. When it comes to development and humanitarian assistance, Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs) and academic communities have much to learn from one another, and much to gain from successful collaborations.

So happy with the increased clarity and confidence that I now have about my PhD research and academic career! Thank you to @CASID_ACEDI @CCCICCIC @NextGen4Dev @AHAkramLodhi @StephenBrown3 @KirstenExplores @KateGrantham #CASIDPhD2019 #globaldev https://twitter.com/nextgen4dev/status/1202595681334124546

So happy with the increased clarity and confidence that I now have about my PhD research and academic career! Thank you to @CASID_ACEDI @CCCICCIC @NextGen4Dev @AHAkramLodhi @StephenBrown3 @KirstenExplores @KateGrantham #CASIDPhD2019 #globaldev https://t.co/sGOjuyia4U
Next Generation@NextGen4Dev

Can’t believe it’s almost been a week since the 3rd PhD school cohort! Presque déjà une semaine depuis la 3e cohorte de l’école doctorale! @CASID_ACEDI @CCCICCIC @StephenBrown3 @AHAkramLodhi @akalya_a @Kaylia_Little #globaldev #CASIDPhD2019

Congratulations to this year's cohort on successfully completing the @CASID_ACEDI and @CCCICCIC PhD school! A special thanks tho @AHAkramLodhi for your leadership and time. @NextGen4Dev #CASIDPhD2019 https://twitter.com/NextGen4Dev/status/1202595681334124546

Congratulations to this year's cohort on successfully completing the @CASID_ACEDI and @CCCICCIC PhD school! A special thanks tho @AHAkramLodhi for your leadership and time. @NextGen4Dev #CASIDPhD2019 https://t.co/FjtZGsQm58
Next Generation@NextGen4Dev

Can’t believe it’s almost been a week since the 3rd PhD school cohort! Presque déjà une semaine depuis la 3e cohorte de l’école doctorale! @CASID_ACEDI @CCCICCIC @StephenBrown3 @AHAkramLodhi @akalya_a @Kaylia_Little #globaldev #CASIDPhD2019

Can’t believe it’s almost been a week since the 3rd PhD school cohort! Presque déjà une semaine depuis la 3e cohorte de l’école doctorale! @CASID_ACEDI @CCCICCIC @StephenBrown3 @AHAkramLodhi @akalya_a @Kaylia_Little #globaldev #CASIDPhD2019

FinDev is developing robust gender policies and practices in line with mature DFIs @FinDev_Canada #genderpolicy @CCCICCIC

Evaluating FinDev Canada - A Comparative Analysis @FinDev_Canada @CCCICCIC

Thanks again to @NextGen4Dev for hosting the youth breakfast at @GlobalSummitCAN last week. It was a privilege to meet with young professionals and academics, who I believe are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also the leaders today #LeadershipCAN2019

This picture makes me very happy. It was a good way to end a very inspiring and engaging week @GlobalSummitCAN. Thanks @RTandon_PRIA and all those who contributed to the success of this week. #LeadershipCAN2019 https://twitter.com/Laura15avalos/status/1200504011775983623

This picture makes me very happy. It was a good way to end a very inspiring and engaging week @GlobalSummitCAN. Thanks @RTandon_PRIA and all those who contributed to the success of this week. #LeadershipCAN2019 https://t.co/Vr4QEI2cCU
Laura Avalos@Laura15avalos

Bravo @NextGen4Dev for facilitating the opportunity to hear #southern voices such as Dr. Rajesh Tandon @RTandon_PRIA. He reminded us that civic space is not only CSOs, but all citizens. We need to protect civic engagement in people power!
w @AndreanneMartel @CASID_ACEDI @CCCICCIC

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