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Find out what Cooperation Canada has to say about the latest issues of importance to international development.
On October 22nd, Cooperation Canada convened civil society organizations to examine links between faith and greening as part of its Greening CSOs initiative. Our webinar sought to explore the intersection of faith-based mandates and sustainable operations and programs. For those of you that missed it, here are our takeaways from the lively discussion.
Localization, as a global objective, is not new. At the turn of the century, global discussions on the future of international cooperation, led by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and the United Nations (UN) have recognized the importance of abandoning the ethnocentric and imperialist practices whereby donors and experts from the Global North impose questionable solutions to historically disadvantaged and donor-dependent countries and communities.
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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.
The call for nominations is now open for The Karen Takacs Award for Women’s Leadership in International Development and the Innovation and Impact Awards for 2020.
Digna, the Canadian Centre of Expertise on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, has launched its website
Digna, the Canadian Centre of Expertise on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), aims to contribute to organizational culture change within the Canadian international cooperation community by making resources on PSEA more accessible to organizations and their partners.
The Canadian Council for International Cooperation, Canada’s national association of international development and humanitarian organizations, became Cooperation Canada today – complete with a new logo, look and feel and new website: www.cooperation.ca.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.