Session - The Changing Role for Canadians in Development

International Cooperation Days 2015: "Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges"

Palais des Congrès, Place Du Centre, Boulevard Maisonneuve, Gatineau, Quebec

Session: The Changing Role for Canadians in Development
Time/Date: May 13, 13:00 to 14:30
Room: TBC
Speakers: His Excellency Dr. Sulley Gariba, Ghanaian High Commissioner to Canada
Objective: The world is changing and many developing countries have become fast growing emerging economies. Canadian development professionals must respond to these changes. His Excellency Dr. Sulley Gariba provides 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.


Before coming to Canada as Ghana’s High Commissioner in 2014, His Excellency Dr. Sulley Gariba was one of Ghana’s foremost specialists on Canadian International Development. He studied and lectured in Canada for 15 years obtaining a Master’s and Doctorate in Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at Carleton University, Ottawa. He ran a successful development consulting business in Ghana for many years, working for the World Bank, the African Development Bank, UNDP and CIDA among others. In 2001 he was appointed to Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission and became the longest serving member and senior advisor on the Commission. In 2012 he was appointed Policy Advisor to President Mahama.