2014 Conference Program

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Redefining Development Partnerships:

A New Role for Canadians in Global Equality and Cooperation

Ottawa, Ontario  

May 13th

CCIC Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) Pre-conference Event

Time

Session

12:00–13:30

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences Building, Room FSS4014
120 University Private

Lunch and Networking Session

Emerging Leaders are invited to a networking lunch prior to launch of the conference. This will be a great opportunity for all Emerging Leaders to meet, and discuss the Emerging Leaders Network and upcoming conference.

13:30–16:30

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences Building, Room FSS4015
120 University Private

"Movers and Shakers"

The Emerging Leaders Network and CCIC will host an exciting afternoon of panels and workshops for Emerging Leaders focused on advancing an international development agenda in the upcoming federal elections. Activities will include an expert panel and discussions about different grassroots approaches to mobilization and advocacy.

Public Event, DevEx Reception and Early Registration

Time

Session

16:00–17:00

University of Ottawa
Marion Auditorium, 
Marion Building
140 Louis Pasteur St.

Early Registration for the Conference

Participants will register for the conference, and receive their conference packages.

17:00–18:30

University of Ottawa
Marion Auditorium, 
Marion Building
140 Louis Pasteur St.

Public Event: Canada Missing in Action? Evaluating Canada’s Role on the International Scene

Co-hosted by the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa

Moderator: Don Martin, Host of CTV’s Power Play with Don Martin

Political Panelists: James Bezan, Member of Parliament, Paul Dewar, Member of Parliament, Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament, John McKay, Member of Parliament

18:30–22:00

University of Ottawa
Tabaret Hall, Room 112 

75 Laurier Avenue East

Networking Reception

Co-hosted by the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, and DevEx

Come and join us after the public debate for a networking reception. The co-host, DevEx, is the largest global network of international development professionals. This will be a great opportunity to meet with development professionals from across the sector.

 

Day 1: May 14th

Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Time

Session

8:00–9:00

 

Registration (Entrance to Room 205/207)

Coffee and tea available

Room 205/207

9:00–9:10

 

Welcome to “International Cooperation Days”

  • Pamela Branch, Board President, Canadian Association for International Development Professionals, Senior Consultant, PSI
  • Jim Cornelius, Chair, CCIC Board of Directors, and Executive Director, Canadian Foodgrains Bank

9:10–9:30 

Partnering for Development – Conference Overview

  • Julia Sanchez, President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
  • Richard Beattie, former Board President, Canadian Association for International Development Professionals

9:30–11:00         

 

Opening Plenary - Partnerships in a Changing Global Context

  • Kalpona Akter, Executive Director, Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity
  • Sering Falu Njie, Deputy Director, Policy, UN Millennium Campaign
  • Bianca Suyama, Articulação SUL, Brazil

Facilitator: Rohinton Medhora, President, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

11:00 - 11:30

Health Break

11:30 –12:30

 

                                              

Keynote Address: Redefining Partnership in the Canadian Context

The Hon. Christian Paradis, P.C., LL.B., M.P.  Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie

Facilitator: Julia Sanchez, President-CEO, Canadian Council for International Co-operation 

12:30 –14:00

Networking Lunch Break and Optional Sessions

Room 201 Room 203 Room 205/207

Professional Accreditation 

Necessary for International Development Consultants in a Changing World?

  • Benoît Gauthier, CES
  • Jac van Beek,  Canadian Association of Management Consultants
  • Stephen Horan, CFA institute

FacilitatorHenry Knight, President DevPar Financial Consulting Ltd. 

Women’s Rights Policy Group

Canada's Women’s Rights Movements: Bridging Common Ground for a 2015 Agenda.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Colborne Consulting

‘Female, 29 and shops at Lululemon’: What research tells us about Canadians who care about international development.

14:00 –15:30  Parallel Workshops A:  Conference participants are free to choose one of the following parallel workshops.

Room 201 Room 203 Room 205/207

Taking Stock: the Changing Context for Development (New myths, old myths and Canada’s future)

Facilitator: Carolyn McAskie, McLeod Group

To Partner or not to Partner? Revisiting the Fundamentals

  • Shelagh Savage, Coady International Institute
  • Stephanie Tissot, Consultant
  • Lai-Ling Lee, Canadian Red Cross

FacilitatorAnne Buchanan, Consultant

Exploring Innovative Multistakeholder and Multisectoral  Collaborations

(Poster Session)

FacilitatorElly Vandenberg, World Vision Canada  

15:30 –16:00

Health Break

16:00 –17:30     

 

Room 205/207

Keynote Speech: Redefining Canadian Foreign Policy – A New Role for Canadians in Global Equality and Cooperation

The Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, P.C., CC, AOE

Facilitator: Carolyn McAskie, former Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the UN Peacebuiding Commission’s Support Office

18:30 –23:00

Canadian Museum of Nature

East Wing Foyer

240 McLeod Street, Ottawa

CCIC Awards Dinner

Reception, Dinner and Dance

CCIC CSO Development Effectiveness and Innovation Awards

 

Day 2: May 15th

Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Time

Session

7:30–8:30

Breakfast and Networking Session

Gender practitioners are invited to a networking session sponsored by Cowater. This session will be a great opportunity for all organizations and firms working on gender equality and women's empowerment to meet and discuss relevant issues.

Light refreshments will be provided sponsored by Cowater International.

in Room 201

8:00–8:30

Registration

Coffee and tea available

8:30 –10:00 Parallel Workshops B:  Conference participants are free to choose one of the following parallel workshops.

Room 201 Room 203 Room 205 Room 207

Working with DFATD: What can the Canadian Development Community Expect?

  • Mark Lusignan, DFATD
  • Gavin Buchan, DFATD
  • Isabelle Berard, DFATD

Handling Malfeasance in Partnerships

  • Michael Bitz, Cowater
  • Jean Marc Lafreniere, DFATD, TBC

FacilitatorAlan Wilson, Cowater

What Role for Canadian MNCs in Promoting Equality and Cooperation?

  • Sarah Martin, Carleton University
  • Brian Mitchell, Trade Facilitation Office
  • Pierre Pyun, Bombardier
  • Prof. Penelope Simons, University of Ottawa

Facilitator:  Prof. Stephen Brown, University of Ottawa

Innovative Partnerships Within Canadian Civil Society: Achieving More With Less

  • Chris Eaton, World University Service Canada
  • Doug Ward, Farm Radio International
  • Nick Moyer, Humanitarian Coalition
  • Anne Delorme, L’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale  (AQOCI)

Facilitator:  Rima Zabian, 25OneCommunity

10:00 –10:30

Health Break

10:30 –12:00 Parallel Workshops C:  Conference participants are free to choose one of the following parallel workshops

Room 201 Room 203 Room 205 Room 207

Innovative Public - Private Partnering

FacilitatorMichael Bitz, Cowater

From Principles to Practice: Different Approaches to Partnering with Southern Organizations

  • Ian Thompson, KAIROS
  • Jean Symes, Inter Pares
  • Anna Brown, Canadian Cooperative Association
  • Richard Veenstra, SUCO

FacilitatorJoey Hartman, CoDev

CSOs Engaging with the Private Sector: The Canadian Experience to Date

  • Catherine Coumans, Mining
  • Claire Woodside,  Publish What You Fund
  • Harry Kitts, World Vision Canada
  • Norman MacIsaac, L'Oeuvre Léger

FacilitatorFraser Reilly-King, CCIC

Strengthening Partnerships Through Monitoring and Evaluation - Insights from Practice

  • Caroline Miller, Oxfam Canada
  • Dr. Jim Armstrong, The Governance Network
  • Daniel Buckles, SAS2
  • Lisa Burley, International Development Research Center (IDRC)

FacilitatorLouise Mailloux, Goss Gilroy, CES Member

12:00 –13:00

Networking Lunch Break

Room 201 Room 203

The Future for International Development Graduates

  • Lauchlan Munroe, School of International  Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa

FacilitatorJim Chester, DevPar Financial Consulting Ltd. 

Time to Start Thinking About Mergers? Lessons Learned

  • Pierre Veronneau, on Oxfam Quebec Experience
  • Jean-Marc Mangin, on the CUSO-VSO experience

FacilitatorJulia Sanchez, CCIC

13:00–16:30

CCIC Annual General Meeting and CAIDP Workshops

Room 201 Room 203 Room 205/207

Parallel Workshops D - International Development Professionals as Partners in Development

CCIC Annual General Meeting

Details provided separately

The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) will gather separately for a strategic planning meeting at this time.

Canadian Competitiveness in the International Market for Development Services

  • Cam Vidler, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Valerie Belanger, Industry Canada
  • Lisa Charette, Industry Canada 
  • Michael Cocolakis, KPMG Management

FacilitatorMary Lynch, M.M. Lynch Consultants International Inc.

Market Opportunities for Canadian development consultants

Facilitator: Julian Murray, Julian Murray Consulting 

14:30–15:00

Health Break

Support Mechanisms for Resolving Disputes with Governmental Partners: A Townhall with the OPO

  • Office of the Procurement Ombudsman

IT for development - Technology Based Tools in Delivering Development Assistance

  • Alan Robbins, DEVEX,
  • Keith Phillips, CEO QLBS
  • Deb Krizmanich, CEO Powernoodle

Facilitator: Richard Labelle, Senior Consultant
 

16:30–17:00

Room 205/207

Joint Closing Session