About our speakers
Meghan Watkinson started as Director, International Assistance Policy Coordination in September 2018. Her team leads on implementation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and coordinating Canada’s international assistance to advance the 2030 Agenda.
As the former Director, Governance in the Global Issues and Development Branch of Global Affairs Canada, Meghan led the department’s work on advancing SDG 16 and was the co-chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development-Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) Network on Governance.
Meghan has worked on development issues in various positions within the former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and at Global Affairs Canada. She holds a Masters of Arts (International Affairs) from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Garett Pratt has worked in the International Assistance Policy Coordination division of Global Affairs Canada since the launch of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy in 2017. He has previously worked in bilateral programming in Vietnam, Ghana, and China.
Michael Arnoni started as Deputy Director, Programming Process and Coordination in January 2019. His team leads on eveloping, maintaining and streamlining processes guiding Canada’s International Development Assistance.
Michael has worked on development issues in various positions within the former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and at Global Affairs Canada. Prior to joining the Canadian Government, Michael worked with various Canadian and International Non-Government Organizations and was an international development consultant. He holds a Master of Adult Education (M.A.Ed - Community Development) from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. – Comparative Development Studies) from Trent University.
For those interested in reading further, here are some recommended resources from our speakers:
- Guidance on Eligibility of COVID-19 Potential Costs
- Innovation and effectiveness guidance notes
- Includes feminist approach; innovation; innovative finance; transparency
- Action Area policies
- Key performance indicators
- International Assistance Results Reporting Guide for Partners
- RBM Checklist 5.1
- RBM Guidance is available anytime via email@example.com
- RBM Web Page – Useful for reporting, future projects, gender equality and human rights
- RBM How to Guide is “our mother ship” on revising LMs and reporting on results
- includes examples and tips on GE and Human Rights and how to report on these themes
- General terms and conditions that include a set of standard clauses referenced in contribution agreements are posted on GAC’s public web site.
- Information is available on GAC’s public web site for the unsolicited proposal process.
- More generally, here is more information on GAC’s funding processes.
- 2019 call for concept notes - Development Impact Window - Canadian Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation.
- Policy on Cost-Sharing for Grant and Non-Repayable Contribution Agreements
- Includes annexed guidance on in-kind contribution
- The policy requires a minimum rate of 5% and offers flexibility related to cash, in-kind or a source of contribution, so that all organizations are able to achieve their cost-share requirements.
- The guidance on in-kind contributions has been added to include supplemental information on eligibility criteria and types of acceptable in-kind contributions.
- Questions and Answers
- Report to parliament on the Government of Canada’s International Assistance 2018-2019:
- Global Affairs Canada Departmental results report 2018-2019:
- Global Affairs Canada Evaluations