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2018 Conference Sponsors

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The Board of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) would like to extend its deepest thanks to all Sponsors of the CAIDP Conference for their support. The CAIDP 2018 conference could not succeed without your generous support.

Each sponsorship plays a vital role in ensuring the success of the event. Your support demonstrates the strong commitment of the Canadian international development community to the conference, to promoting interest in international development, and to the work that CAIDP undertake on behalf of our community.

The CAIDP Board wishes to express particularly its thanks to the following organizations that have agreed to be sponsors for the January 2018 Conference.

Founded in 1986, Agriteam Canada Consulting Ltd. has implemented more than 350 projects and assignments in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as North, South and Latin America and the Caribbean. Our expertise lies in agriculture and food security; education and education reform; governance and public sector reform; health; legal and judicial reform; monitoring and evaluation; environment and natural resources management; private sector development; and gender equality. Agriteam’s clients include Global Affairs Canada, the World Bank, various UN agencies and other donors and private sector companies. Agriteam has head offices in Calgary and Gatineau, and field offices in Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Ethiopia, Mali, Tanzania, South Sudan, Mongolia, Vietnam and Ukraine.

Cowater Sogema is is a global leader in management consulting services, focusing on developing and emerging economies. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. As Canada’s largest international development consulting firm, CowaterSogema has developed a reputation of excellence for our strong ability to work with clients and stakeholders to provide leading-edge solutions and services tailored to the needs and challenges faced by developing and transitional countries. Our firm possesses internationally recognized and award-winning experience at the policy, program and project levels, developing and managing major projects as well as undertaking studies, sector reviews, evaluations, and training and communications activities.

CowaterSogema is a global company with its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, an office in Montreal, Canada, an office in Pretoria, South Africa (CowaterSogema South Africa) and operations in Paris, France (CowaterSogema Europe) and Australia.  Additionally, the company currently operates project offices worldwide including in Burkina Faso, Mali, Malawi, Cameroon, South Sudan, Mozambique, Zambia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Jordan, Peru, Honduras, Barbados etc.

Universalia has been helping clients improve the performance of their organizations, their programs, and their people since 1980. We work with public and private sector clients all over the world. We specialize in monitoring and evaluation, strategic management, results-based management, institutional and organizational performance assessment, capacity building. We provide realistic solutions that meet clients’ objectives and budgets; that fit their vision, culture, and structure; and that can be implemented in their own environment. We are committed to sharing knowledge to improve the quality and the efficiency of our client’s projects, organisations and services.
Project Services International (PSI) is a Canadian international development consulting firm, incorporated in 1990 and located in Canada’s national capital region. It provides a broad array of international development consulting services by attracting and building a core of experienced development professionals and through networks with other small consulting firms. After fifteen years, PSI is a full service firm with a sole focus on international business and development.

Plan:Net Limited (P:N) is a Canadian-based international network of independent evaluation, training and performance management consultants. We support organizations and initiatives striving to improve livelihoods, protect the environment, and secure peaceful relationships.

R.J. Burnside International Limited is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consulting firm in business for over 45 years.  The firm has been working internationally for over 20 years on projects funded by the World Bank (IDA, IBRD, IFC), Millennium Challenge Corporation, African Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP and GAC (formerly DFATD/CIDA).  Burnside currently has over 350 full-time staff.

Julian Murray is a senior consultant specialising in strategic planning, programme design, performance management and evaluation - in both international development and humanitarian assistance.  His consulting clients include UN agencies, regional organisations, bilateral donors, universities and international NGOs.  He has over 35 years’ experience with the Canadian International Development Agency (Global Affairs Canada) and UNHCR, and has worked extensively in Africa and Asia.
Expert Consulting on Governance (ECG) is a Canadian International Development and Governance Consulting Firm based in Ottawa, Canada. ECG was incorporated in 2015 and founded by Elissar Sarrouh, a former UN Diplomat and senior international development professional with over 30 years' experience. ECG provides a full range of services in strategic planning, convening international development and governance high level meetings and forums, facilitating board meetings and workshops, and delivering in-house presentations. ECG develops and delivers Executive Education Programs in partnership with Canadian and International Institutions and Experts. ECG undertakes research in response to specific requests on emerging governance and international development trends and challenges. ECG is working on publishing thought leadership papers; quarterly updates on the SDGs implementation and progress; and a new on-line publication - the "Governance Insights Report".  Our services are provided in four main areas: Governance Solutions for Agenda 2030; Governance, Transitions and Peacebuilding; Governance of Natural Resources for Sustainable Development; and Corporate Governance.
M.M. Lynch Consultants International Inc. provides services in the area of sustainable economic growth.  The firm has been operating for 25 years, working in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Americas and Central and Eastern Europe.  The services focus on assisting clients to develop and implement programs, policies and projects fostering inclusive growth.  This work has been undertaken with a range of clients including public sector agencies, private sector firms, non-governmental organizations, cooperatives, bilateral development agencies and international financial institutions. 
Le Groupe-conseil baastel's (Baastel), a firm dedicated to research and consulting, has a mission to provide the knowledge, tools and skills necessary for decision-makers, managers and local stakeholders to make enlightened decisions for the efficient and effective management of their development and research programs.