International Development Institute (IDI - Hamber College)
The International Development Institute (IDI) at Humber College was established in 2003 and brings together students, faculty and development partners to contribute to effective and sustainable development around the world. It has designed and delivered high quality international development projects and engages with multiple countries and partners in the areas of education, training and capacity building.
Situated within the International Office, IDI continues to build upon this legacy of success, drawing from Humber’s expertise in technology, education, health, business and social services. Today, IDI manages a number of funded development projects in Africa and Asia, with a track record of collaboration with Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank (WB) and numerous non-governmental organizations.
IDI operationalizes Humber’s internationalization strategy by supporting avenues for international engagement and providing system and global leadership in capacity building, training and international initiatives. IDI supports the college’s institutional mission to transform postsecondary education through global, polytechnic leadership. Guided by Humber’s commitment to establish sustainable and reciprocal collaborations with international partners, IDI presents a model that enables us to align our efforts in addressing world challenges. Humber’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan position IDI as a leader in the international development sector, and highlights the college’s commitment to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its values of courage, innovation, equity, health and well-being and sustainability.