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.