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2015 Conference - Concept Note



International Cooperation Days 2015:

"Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges"

Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) and

Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC)

2015 Joint Annual Conference – Concept Note

Building on the success of the 2014 conference (see the 2014 Conference Report here), CAIDP has started to plan next year’s event, once again in collaboration with CCIC. The 2015 conference "International Cooperation Days 2015: Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges" will be held in Gatineau, Quebec, May 12-14, 2015. It will focus on the post-2015 development agenda and its implications for international development practice globally, and for Canadian development professionals more specifically.
The conference is to offer Canadian development professionals the practical information, advice and connections they need to succeed under the new agenda. So mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information! We will inform you once the program is developed and you will be able to access it, along with biographies of the keynote speakers and session participants from this same web page.
In anticipation we’d like to share some background information to help you prepare.  This includes a CCIC backgrounder providing new details on the post-2105 process and nuances on Canada’s position. This new backgrounder also includes an organizational chart that shows how DFATD’s thematic Task Teams (described on page 14) are structured to respond to the new development challenges and helps clarify who is doing what and how DFATD is engaging with the process. 
For additional information on the post-2105 process, you can also read the following:

·      McLeod Group Policy Brief: A Development Policy For Canada

·      McLeod Group Policy Brief: A Primer on Foreign Aid

.      The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet

If you have any thoughts or suggestions on topics, speakers and activities that would be of most interest to you.  Please send your suggestions to us at
Conference Committee