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Find out what Cooperation Canada has to say about the latest issues of importance to international development.

 

 

Cooperation Canada Statement on Allegations Concerning WE Charity Operations in Kenya

Over the past six months, Canada’s international cooperation sector has watched with concern the evolving media coverage and investigations regarding the WE Charity and its related organizations. As a sector, we have refrained from any statements that might interfere with ongoing investigations into a charity whose internal operations remain unknown to most.   

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CCIC commends the government’s commitment to invest more in international development and the Global Response to COVID

CCIC commends the government’s commitment to invest more in international development and the Global Response to COVID

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is pleased to hear the government’s Throne Speech today speak to the need to “invest more in international development while supporting developing countries on their economic recoveries and resilience. Canada will also support work to ensure that people around the world have access to a vaccine.”

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Canada’s global response to COVID-19: Investing in Aid

Canada’s global response to COVID-19: Investing in Aid

In March 2020, the Minister for International Development, Karina Gould, announced what she referred to as the first phase of Canada’s support to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. The $159.5 million was largely allocated to multilateral institutions and included funds for vaccine development and for responding to requests from Canada’s development partner countries.  On June 27th, the government announced another $300 million allocated to global COVID-19 response.  These funds come from existing unallocated pool(s) within Canada’s overall aid envelope.  

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LAUNCH OF NEW WORKING PAPER ON COALITIONS AND AGENDA 2030

LAUNCH OF NEW WORKING PAPER ON COALITIONS AND AGENDA 2030

The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), in partnership with Action for Sustainable Development and Forus, today announced the release of a new working paper, Transformative Action to Realize the 2030 Agenda Through Effective Coalition s.

While implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is primarily the responsibility of governments, the scale and ambition of the agenda calls for contributions from across society. Based on a review of multi-stakeholder coalitions from around the world, this working paper provides a series of good practices and evidence-informed recommendations that can be used to strengthen coalitions that accelerate and transform action for sustainable development.

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Top 10 Greening Tools for the International Co-operation Sector

Top 10 Greening Tools for the International Co-operation Sector

As part of an ongoing research initiative, Greening CSOs, CCIC gathered resources and tools that can support organizations in greening their operations and programming . In preparation for publication of a searchable online repository in October 2020, we are presenting a few items to help our members get started on greener and improved operations and programming now.

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CCIC Calls on Canada to Invest 1% of its total COVID-19 Response to Global Needs

CCIC Calls on Canada to Invest 1% of its total COVID-19 Response to Global Needs

COVID-19 has exposed inequalities at home, and around the world. The pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing gaps in access to resources, health, and food and has disproportionately impacted already-marginalized groups. These disparities are only becoming more lethal as the world waits to act. It is estimated that COVID-19 will push 71 million people into extreme poverty and 265 million into acute food insecurity; and result in 117 million missed child vaccinations and 31 million additional cases of gender-based violence. The world must act now to protect the lives of the most vulnerable and ensure no one is left behind.

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