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Ontario Council for International Cooperation 2013 AGM review

by Michelle Dupuis

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) held their annual general meeting on June 13, 2013.  The OCIC is a network of Ontario-based international development organizations and individual members working for social justice across the globe.  As a Council, OCIC strives to increase the effectiveness and collective impact of their members’ efforts to promote sustainable, […]

Forging a new global partnership – the Post-2015 development agenda

by Michelle Dupuis

The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda published its report with recommendations last week.  The panel was established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron. The recently released report is entitled “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty […]

Top four conferences in international development this week

by Michelle Dupuis

This week is an incredibly busy week for our readers interested in development cooperation and the contribution that the private sector can make to global challenges facing the poorest nations of the world.  Below is a list of events/conferences taking place that we recommend: 1. The African Development Bank annual meeting (May 27 – 31, […]

The changing landscape for Canadian international development professionals – CAIDP 2013 conference

by Michelle Dupuis

The Canadian Association of International Development Professional’s 4th annual conference was held in Ottawa last week and with the changes happening in Canada’s development agency, a more timely set of panels could not have been put together (to learn more about these changes, see Top 10 news items about CIDA-DFAIT merger).   The presentations included views […]

Top 10 news items about CIDA – DFAIT merger

by Michelle Dupuis

For our followers who are looking for a summary of reactions on the CIDA-DFAIT merger, here are a few of the most important articles that we have read on this topic.  The articles cover all ranges of opinions, positive, critical and ambivalent.  Despite this broad range of reaction, the one thing everyone can agree on […]

Understanding the decision making process of the world’s poor

by Michelle Dupuis

When I was working in Bolivia, I remember learning about a huge call for proposals for projects in the lowland area of the country.  Thanks to good relations with the communities in that area, we went to meet the President of the Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia (CIDOB) to see whether we could partner […]

CCIB Solutions’ reading list

by Michelle Dupuis

Here are a few blogs, events, webpages that have been on our radar this past week.  We wanted to share our favourites with you: What do 6,000 people on the receiving end of aid think of the system? Important new book A post by Duncan on his blog From Poverty to Power.  It is a […]

Bolivia: the “Saudi Arabia of Lithium”

by Michelle Dupuis

January 15, 1493 Columbus set sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World.  We usually commemorate his arrival and “discovery” of the new world, but let’s take a moment to reflect on the globalizing forces that were set in motion once he returned to the “old world” five hundred and […]