Further to my message on Tuesday, we are continuing to develop measures and guidance to support your work during this difficult time.
These are difficult times for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has already brought significant changes to our work, our families, and our daily routines and of course our ability to deliver international assistance in the field.
The Commonwealth of Learning based in Burnaby BC is a world leader in open education resources and open and distance learning.During this crisis they have posted information and resources on their website to help. Find more information here:
COVID-19 Pandemic: Humanity needs leadership and solidarity to defeat COVID-19.
Posted with permission of its author, William Finseth (March 19th, 2020)
Global Affairs is recommending that all Canadians international development specialists return home. This, itself, is a serious challenge but there are many follow-on issues associated with that action. Here are just a few:
The recruitment process for Waterloo’s world-leading co-operative education (Co-op) / work-integrated learning (WIL) program has begun for 8000+ Waterloo co-op students who are available to intern/work from May-August 2020.
Talented students are available from over 120 academic programs, many of whom can already bring over a year of relevant work experience to your organization!
You have the opportunity to share your story at our Disruptor Showcase during our upcoming CAIDP Conference. // Saisissez l’occasion de partager vos expériences à l’occasion de la démonstration des facteurs de perturbation qui aura lieu lors de prochaine conférence du RPCDI.
The Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) is conducting research to assess Canada's current landscape of expertise related to Canada's foreign policy priorities, particularly Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP). The objective is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the expertise available in various thematic areas. Furthermore, we would like to assess how experts find consultancy/programming opportunities and how institutions source their pools of experts.
With funding from the LNGB Window, WUSC seeks to procure a research and consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study to better understand the demographics, catchment area, needs and challenges of orphaned and unattended or marginalized girls in Afghanistan, including those with disabilities, particularly with respect to having access to and receiving a quality education.
CAIDP offered up a skills workshop on securing funds for SDG related projects. Three panelists shared valuable tips for making proposal stand out, specific details for accessing Global Affairs Canada funding through the Call for Proposal mechanism, and how to access the many funding mechanisms of the international financial institutions and the UN system.
A recent conversation with Bart Édes, North America’s Representative to the Asian Development Bank.
The 2019 International Policy Ideas Challenge has officially been launched!
Please share with your networks (note that indeterminate employees of the Government of Canada and any GAC employees (including students, terms and casuals) are not eligible).
The new Global Affairs Canada Policy on Cost-Sharing for Grant and Non-Repayable Contribution Agreements is now available on the Contracting Publication section of the website.
The OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation is currently exploring how the DAC Evaluation Criteria can be adapted to the new development context and landscape. They would like to engage with stakeholders in the evaluation profession and the broader development community. More details about this initiative can be found here: https://dacevaluationcriteria.org/
In particular, the OECD would like to capture the many diverse perspectives on the following questions:
The United Nations and the World Bank Group signed a Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF), which consolidates their joint commitment to cooperate in helping countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Some members have expressed concern about this issue and we wanted to let them know that there is a petition before Parliament if they want to add their voice to the debate and your signature to the petition.
Global Affairs Canada is seeking implementing partner(s)
In search of an experienced firm, able to support us in all the process, especially in the implementation of a Winning Culture through re-defining the Bank’s belief systems and co-creating its Leadership Brand & Leadership Competencies/Creed.
Preliminary proposals - Partnerships for Her Voice, Her Choice - to improve comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), with a focus on women and adolescent girls, in developing countries.
Community Service Learning (CSL) Awards for Outstanding Achievement
The proposed research must take place in one or more countries included in the list of eligible countries. Cross-regional collaboration and comparative studies that generate local, regional, and international good practices will be encouraged.
The African Development Bank hereby invites Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in the following Assignment: Provide Technical and Content Management Support in the Development and Delivery of a Food digital marketplace, mobile application and skills development activities under the AfDB’s African Food and Cuisine Initiative – Phase II.
The budget pledged $2 billion over five years to increase international aid through a new International Assistance Innovation program.
Applications are now open for the fifth EvalPartners Peer-to-peer (P2P) program.
The Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau, announced several ways for young Canadians to take part in the development of Canada’s first national youth policy/ le Premier ministre et ministre de la Jeunesse, Justin Trudeau, a annoncé plusieurs moyens qui permettront à de jeunes Canadiens de prendre part à l’élaboration de la première politique jeunesse du Canada.
Microinsurance in International Development - Uses, Challenges and Questions of Equity, Sponsored by the READI Project and CAIDP
of February 08, 2018 at 10:30 AM EST
The WHO Evaluation Office seeks expressions of interest from qualified independent evaluators and evaluation consultants or teams of independent evaluators and others with experience in thematic, strategic and impact level evaluations, in-country and project level evaluations for the following corporate evaluations selected from its 2018-2019 workplan.
Come, participate and celebrate in Mosaic.net International, Inc. 21th Year of organizing dynamic International Workshops: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation and; Advanced RBM, Theory of Change and Deliverology Workshop.
The Task Force on Improving Effectiveness (TaFIE), a collaborative group with Global Affairs Canada in which CAIDP is involved, is launching a call for innovative, solution-focused volunteers for four separate 'Solutions Teams'.
For anyone interested in the issue of corruption, access to justice, collective action, how gender plays out in corrupt systems and/or systems thinking, I was fortunate enough to be granted a slot on the CAIDP conference next week to talk about our corruption in fragile states work – Monday @ 12.15
"I am thrilled to see this collaborative initiative between CAIDP and CCIL!!!
Indeed, it was the potential of the use of law as an instrument for international development that had inspired me to go to law school. The need for a cross-sectoral approach, with gender as a cross-cutting theme, is critically important to the work of both organizations and I hope this initiative will grow into an ongoing partnership for the furtherance of Canada’s contributions towards “A Better World.” "
A Feminist International Policy
What’s in the name?
We explore this question, amongst others, at CAIDP’s 2018 conference, Gender Equality, Inclusive Governance and the Law: Aligned for a Better World – Jan 22nd and 23rd in Ottawa. In the lead up, we have asked Canadian thought leaders to weigh in on what’s in the name. Here, we ask Paul LaRose-Edwards to tell us what he is thinking about.
Help @globalcompactca advance the SDGs by completing the #SDGSurvey2018! By doing so, you will have first access to the survey report and be supporting Canadian private sector SDG research. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDGSurvey2018
Join the 2018 CAIDP Conference in Ottawa, January 22-23, 2018 to find the answer to this question about the FIAP and more!
I am pleased to inform you that the Department has launched a first call for preliminary proposals as part of the pilot initiative for Canadian small and medium organizations for impact and innovation announced by the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie in May 2017.
CAIDP has joined forces collaboratively with CCIL (Canadian Council on International Law) for this year’s exciting conference, taking place in Ottawa on January 22, 23rd, 2018 - and early bird registration is available until December 15th! You can bundle CAIDP membership with the conference fees for even more savings!
For Immediate release
Ottawa, Ontario – Friday, November 24, 2017 - Global Affairs Canada’s Operational Coherence Group recently met with CAIDP representatives to discuss working together as members of the international development community to jointly improve the efficiency of Canadian international assistance programming.
Nous faisons appel aux partenaires communautaires qui souhaitent participer à nos programmes d'engagement communautaire cet hiver 2018! Encore une fois cette année, vous êtes invités à afficher des occasions de placement pour notre programme d'Apprentissage par l'engagement communautaire (AEC) et/ou de Bénévolat parascolaire (BP).
On November 1st Minister Freeland, supported by the Ministers for Justice, Defence, International Development, Immigration, Status of Women and Public Safety introduced Canada's National Action Plan 2017-2022 for implementing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) address women’s challenges in conflict situations and women’s potential to influence global peace and security.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require countries to maximize their development resources, drawing not only on public sector resources, but also private financing and sustainable private sector solutions.
Two informative reports: Statistical Report on International Assistance 2015-2016, and the report to Parliament (2016-2017) on same topic.
Ted Jackson: The door is open for Canada to create the world’s first feminist DFI. We should go through that door. But before we do, the design of the new institution should include five elements.
Governance and the Rule of Law are the topic of this year's World Development Report and the upcoming CAIDP-CCIL conference. Two recent articles explore different aspects of the links with development:
On June 9, 2017 CAIDP was invited to attend the launch, by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, of Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy.
Hussein Amery, Universalia Performance Measurement Practice Leader, describes and untangles the relationship between the new Canadian Development Finance Institute, Export Development Canada, and existing official development assistance flows.
Humanitarian aid is about to be driven over a cliff, warns Obama’s former head of foreign disaster response, with a resurgence in HIV and other diseases likely
The World Bank Group is streaming twenty-five events from the 2017 Spring Meetings. Engage live, join the conversation, and pose your questions. Recordings of completed events are also available. http://live.worldbank.org/spring-meetings-2017
BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017— Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. Kim then left on a trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to emphasize the Bank Group’s support for the entire region.
Trump's presidential memorandum regarding the Mexico City Policy reintroduces and extends this Policy (also referred to as the Global Gag Rule) that in the past meant that foreign NGOs must disavow any involvement with abortion in order to receive U.S. family planning funding.
Thanks to member Keith Ogilvie who sent in this article, which may be of interest to those who like to keep up on international relations.
A new study out of Kenya looks beyond the usual questions to determine the broader impact of protecting a farmer's livestock.
Blended Finance: Understanding its potential for Agenda 2030
Financing the ambitious Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be an enormous undertaking, with a funding gap in developing countries estimated at between US$1.9 trillion and US$3.1 trillion each year between now and 2030. Substantial additional financial resources from both domestic and international sources need to be mobilised, and attention has turned to how to make this happen.
Learn how to evaluate the SDGs to ensure no one is left behind! Download the new guidance and training package
CAIDP actively participated in the Global Affairs’ International Assistance Review process. CAIDP drafted a response on behalf of its members, which was vetted by the Board of Directors and posted on the CAIDP website as a discussion draft for member comments. The final document integrates the comments received and reflects the concerns and ideas of our membership.
DFATD - REQUEST FOR SUPPLY ARRANGEMENTS (RFSA) -SEL#2016-FC76100-SA-TSO2 - PROVISION OF TECHNICAL SERVICES - PROPOSALS SUBMITTED SEPT 2015 - NO DECISIONS YET!
Maison Arrimage is a heritage building at 116 Promenade du Portage where CAIDC (before the name change) was located in its early days. Some space is becoming available in the building and we would like to offer it first to international development consultants. Being at the same location could also promote the opportunity for like minded consultants to talk and cooperate with each other more easily.
If you are interested in a space starting in July, please email or call me directly at 613 890-8277 or Melinda at 613 263-0177.
They say death and taxes are the only two sure things in life. Thankfully, CAIDP receives very few questions about the former but a lot about taxes.
CAIDP Member and former Board Vice President John Lazier has published a book "Tropical Forage Legumes Harnessing the Potential of Desmanthus and Other Genera for Heavy Clay Soils" http://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781780646282 Congratulations John!
I was struck by this article in the Economist in light of the International Assistance Review and the challenges the SDGs place before us as professionals to consider new ideas and different ways of thinking about old problems.
The global context continues to evolve and Canada’s approach to international assistance needs to adapt in response to it. The review will help establish an international assistance policy and funding framework that will be focused on helping the poorest and most vulnerable people, and supporting fragile states, while advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
The CAIDP Conference "Renewal: A New Era for International Development Professionals" is coming up very soon, and we want to make sure that you join us for an exciting two days!
The Economist has an article on how meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be financed.
Only a few more days left to save! Register by April 8th and save 10% on your total purchase. Purchase your annual membership and conference registration in one of our COMBOs and multiply your savings!
Here are five reasons why you should definitely be attending!
Embassy Magazine has presented its analysis on the budget with reference to international development:
If you are looking to work in the international arena, the CAIDP Annual Conference is your chance to meet leaders in your field and build skills for professional success.
We invite you to CAIDP’s Annual Conference where we are honoured to have CANADEM’s Executive Director, Paul LaRose-Edwards, as a speaker for Marketing Your Services
Mark your calendars!
Renewal: A New Era for International Development Professionals
CAIDP Annual Conference
When: May 9-10, 2016
Where: Ottawa, ON
Registration opens soon!
A new era in international development is dawning and CAIDP is bringing together the tools and resources you need to meet the challenges. This year’s conference brings together experts from Global Affairs Canada, the United Nations, World Bank and countless more!
CAIDP is pleased to announce that Devex has provided a special discount for CAIDP Members who want to attend their biggest and most dynamic event yet in Washington June 14th 2016.
In May 2016, the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) will host its Annual Conference. CAIDP is seeking a qualified individual to lead the coordination and implementation of this important event.
Presented by CAIDP and MEDA in Partnership with the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa. This Safety and Security Training program is a two-day program designed to equip personnel who travel or work overseas with the knowledge and skill to do so in a safe and secure manner.
Check this, a $500 discount for CAIDP Members for the Advanced Certificate in Performance Audit for International and Public Affairs Management offerered by the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, University of Carleton October 26-29, 2015.
2015 is a year filled with important milestones for international development as the MDGs give way to the Sustainable Development Goals. What does this mean for Canada's development priorities?
On May 12 DFATD will hold a dialogue with the Canadian international development supply community on these important issues with Opening Remarks by Hon. Christian Paradis.
Four exciting plenaries and more than 30 specialized and tailored workshops grouped into three streams: Understanding the new development framework; Building capacity for development effectiveness; and Doing business.
Check this session at the coming conference "The Changing Role for Canadians in Development" by His Excellency Dr. Sulley Gariba. He will provide the perspective of a well known development expert on the changing role for Canadian development professionals and the role that Canadians can play in accelerating the socio-economic transformation of these emerging economies and societies.
Good news! The early bird registration to the CCCI/CAIDP 2015 Conference has been extended until Sunday, April 26.
A reminder to register for the upcoming joint CCIC-CAIDP conference entitled: "Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges". Registrations are already rolling in so don’t delay and benefit from the "Early-Bird" discount.
A quick note regarding our upcoming joint conference with CCIC, "International Cooperation Days 2015: Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges" taking place in Gatineau, May 12-14th.
Next week will see the launch of the website and registrations for our annual conference which is shaping up to be the best ever. This is our second year collaborating with the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) to produce International Cooperation Days 2015. This year we are looking at where development is going under the theme "Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges."
CAIDP arranged a discussion with DFATD on the mechanisms to be used for contracting development evaluation services in the future.
CAIDP provided input into a potential design for a Development Finance Institution (DFI).
A new item on CAIDP consultations with EDC has been posted for members.
The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) are pleased to announce that the Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, has accepted their invitation to address representatives of Canadian civil society organizations and other professionals working in international development.
This is a letter to Deputy Minister Paul Rochon regarding the New Performance Security Requirement on International Development Contracts clause that recently appeared in several RFPs. On behalf of its members and based on feedback received from members, CAIDP proposes to send the letter below. If you have any additional comments, please use the comment feature at the bottom of this message or send an email to email@example.com.
Over 100 of the individual and corporate dues paying members of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals have taken the next step.
CAIDP Members may be interested in the launch of the new Cowater International Newsletter “Cowater Connects”, which shares information about contracts and job opportunities as well as articles prepared by staff.
United Kingdom's Overseas Development Institute recently put out a guidance note on a flexible approach the Institute uses when conducting literature reviews in international development research (PDF attached).
CAIDP is working on its next bulletin and invites all CAIDP members to submit success stories as short features.
On Monday April 29, 2013, the federal government tabled Bill C-60 in Parliament. This Budget Bill contains the new legislation that formalizes the amalgamation of the Canadian International Development Agency and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The new department will be called the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
CAIDP Mbr Larry Hendricks shares resources on how AusAID is working with extraction industries
1. Ask a question, do not rant. Don't worry: we all know you're smarter than the speakers, but please be kind and let them know that AFTER the Q & A session.
2. Save some trees. Just bring ID instead of printing out your ticket.
3. Do not be picky about where you sit. We're paying A LOT of money for A/V.
4. Bring business cards. Because the "Hello, My name is..." stickers ruin dress clothes and they are so 1990s.
Quiz your understanding of what it means to be an International Development Consultant!
CAIDP has a long standing commitment to promoting professionalism as well as the entry of more young people in international development.
Kate Higgins from NSI, Diana Rivington on working with the UN and more!
Excited about this year's conference? Itching to get involved? We have listed the top ways that you can play a role in this year's event.
In this announcement: Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar on the Senate's recent report on Driving Inclusive Economic Growth, Erin Palmer on Proposal writing, sponsorship info
Inside: IAMGOLD, CARE Canada and info on discounts & sponsorship opportunities!
We are excited to announce that CIDA’s Dave Donovan will be joining us as part of our lunchtime speaker series. More .....
For a limited time only, if you register for the 2013 CAIDP Conference you will enjoy a 5% discount off conference registration fees! This deal is open from Tuesday January 29th to Tuesday February 5th 2013. Don’t miss it!
Two and half months to go until CAIDP 2013!
We are pleased to announce Karim Harji on impact investing and that our friends at the Byward Blue Inn have made finding accommodations just a little easier.
Evan Solomon on CBC's The House radio program interviews new Canadian International Development Agency Minister Julian Fantino about the Agency's transformation
Ernesto Sirolli got his start doing aid work in Africa in the 70's -- and quickly realised how ineffective it was.
A press release on the recent about turn by Minister Baird to channel $2 million for medical supplies through a little known Syrian Canadian Group, Canadian Relief for Syria.
This post contains a review of Dr. Michael Clemen's talk at the Overseas Development Institute on July 3rd 2012 and comments on how impact evaluations may be improved.
This post contains a blog from Aaron Ausland, a US aid worker, who offers a great, concise rundown and abstracts of currently operating international development blogs.
CAIDC Questions CIDA Cuts from an Aid Effectiveness View
Recently, Minister Oda held a round-table discussion on “how the Canadian private sector’s engagement in international development can help make Canada’s international assistance more effective” with selected leaders of major financial, manufacturing, and service industries, as well as non-profit organizations. Following on the heels of last September’s announcement...
Following a few requests to search the CAIDC web site, here are some tips for conducting some searches.
CAIDC is pleased to welcome and congratulate Mr. Morrison on his recent appointment. We look forward to working with him in the near future.
A guest post from Wayne Dunn from Wayne Dunn & Associates on the recent controversy surroundin funding announcements and partnerships between CIDA, Canadian NGOs and Canadian Mining companies abroad.
A report on Min. Oda's recent March meeting in Toronto with Canadian business and private sector community. CAIDC was not invited. Luckily, some of our members were present.
March 14th's event was a success with over 20 interested attendees present and lots of questions and answers.
For the first time ever, the number of poor people is declining everywhere
The world is now a global village. And like all villages, everyone knows the business of everyone else. What is Canada's business?
Minister Oda and Canadian business leaders met today March 5, 2012 in Toronto. I wonder how many CAIDC members were there?
Anybody participated to this event? Any feedback on the meeting?
An event geared towards helping students and young professionals answer questions and dispel myths about consulting in international development
Several members of the LenCD network (http://www.lencd.org/home) are collaborating to organise a thematic panel discussion at Busan: "Capacity Development: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward".
Summary report from the Africa investor-IMC Business of Implementing Regional Economic Integration in Africa series, held in Cape Town on the 3rd of May 2011.
Mining corporations' tax avoidance schemes cost African nations billions of dollars each year.
Campbell Clark in the G&M today: Harper about Multilateral loans, not grants
Take an IISD survey to identify ICT's transformative role in adapting to Climate Change
...For those who missed it, past year CAIDC President Richard Beattie talks CAIDC as well as expresses thanks to all those who attended this year's event. Keep checking CAIDC's website for updates or sign up for our mailing list to get the latest!
L'Évaluation chez ONU Femmes: une approche à trois volets: réactive, égalité entre les femmes et les hommes, et droits de la personne.
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