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2015 Conference Sponsors

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The Board of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) would like to extend its deepest thanks to all Sponsors of the joint CCIC-CAIDP Conference for their continued support. The CCIC-CAIDP 2015 conference could not succeed without your generous donations.

Each sponsorship plays a vital role in ensuring the success of the event. Your support is vital in easing the inevitable high costs that are involved in organizing an event of this magnitude and demonstrates the strong commitment of the Canadian international development community to the conference, to promoting interest in international development, and to the work that CCIC and CAIDP undertake on behalf of our community.

The CAIDP Board wishes to express particularly thanks to its members which sponsored this year's conference and which are listed below. We look forward to seeing you all at the Conference in May!


Cowater International (Cowater) is a management consulting firm focused on developing and emerging economies.  Since 1985, Cowater has provided leading-edge, innovative solutions to more than 65 countries worldwide.  During this time, Cowater has completed close to 400 projects and has developed a strong reputation for our ability to work with clients and stakeholders to provide solutions tailored to the needs and challenges faced by developing and transitional countries.

Our firm possesses internationally recognized and award winning experience at the policy, program and project levels, developing and managing major projects as well as undertaking studies, sector reviews, evaluations, and training and communications activities.

In addition to our headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, we also operate project offices in in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Mozambique, Ghana, South Sudan, and Vietnam, Lesotho, Jordan, Honduras, Mali, Malawi, and Bhutan.

Agriteam Canada is based in Calgary, Alberta. It was established in 1986 by Robert Francis and has since designed and implemented more than 170 projects worldwide in sectors including health and population; gender equality; education and education reform; agriculture and agribusiness; community development; governance and public sector reform; private sector development; legal and judicial reform; corporate social responsibility; and environment.
Advisem Services Inc. is a Canadian consulting firm whose mission is to make a concrete, sustainable contribution to achieving client results while adhering to the highest quality and ethical standards. Our logo reflects the underlying vision of Advisem’s work, which is to guide and support clients who seek appropriate, tailored solutions to address structural and situational factors that shape action on the national and international scene. Thus, we define ourselves as providers of enlightened advice.
Project Services International (PSI) is a Canadian international development consulting firm, incorporated in 1990 and located in Canada’s national capital region. It provides a broad array of international development consulting services by attracting and building a core of experienced development professionals and through networks with other small consulting firms. After fifteen years, PSI is a full service firm with a sole focus on international business and development.
GGI is a Canadian-owned management consulting firm, founded in 1981. It has a staff of over 30 professionals in offices in Ottawa, Ontario and St John's, Newfoundland. With an extensive network of strategic partners and associates across Canada and internationally, GGI has undertaken assignments in all areas of Canada and throughout the world. GGI provides clients with services and technical expertise in the areas of project and program evaluation, surveys and statistical consulting, market research, information technology, and comprehensive and internal audit to a variety of clients in the public sector at the federal, provincial and municipal levels and in the private and non-profit sectors.
Plan:Net Limited (P:N) is a Canadian-based international network of independent evaluation, training and performance management consultants. We support organizations and initiatives striving to improve livelihoods, protect the environment, and secure peaceful relationships.

Le Groupe-conseil baastel's (Baastel), a firm dedicated to research and consulting, has a mission to provide the knowledge, tools and skills necessary for decision-makers, managers and local stakeholders to make enlightened decisions for the efficient and effective management of their development and research programs.
M.M. Lynch Consultants International Inc. provides services in the area of sustainable economic growth.  The firm has been operating for 25 years, working in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Americas and Central and Eastern Europe.  The services focus on assisting clients to develop and implement programs, policies and projects fostering inclusive growth.  This work has been undertaken with a range of clients including public sector agencies, private sector firms, non-governmental organizations, cooperatives, bilateral development agencies and international financial institutions. 
Burnside Burnside is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consulting firm in business for over 44 years.  The firm has been working internationally for over 20 years on projects funded by the World Bank (IDA, IBRD, IFC), Millennium Challenge Corporation, African Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP and DFATD (formerly CIDA).  Burnside currently has over 330 full-time staff.
Universalia has been helping clients improve the performance of their organizations, their programs, and their people since 1980. We work with public and private sector clients all over the world. We specialize in monitoring and evaluation, strategic management, results-based management, institutional and organizational performance assessment, capacity building. We provide realistic solutions that meet clients’ objectives and budgets; that fit their vision, culture, and structure; and that can be implemented in their own environment. We are committed to sharing knowledge to improve the quality and the efficiency of our client’s projects, organisations and services.
Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA)'s member co-operatives and credit unions envision a world where people everywhere thrive economically, culturally and socially. We are committed to eliminating poverty's grip by helping people accomplish together what they cannot achieve alone - the means to move and stay out of poverty. CCA is a proud part of the international co-operative movement, a powerful global force of over one billion co-operative and credit union members creating lasting prosperity in their communities.
Richard Beattie is a former chair of the Board of CAIDP who has worked in the field of international development for over 40 years as both a senior federal public servant and a consultant with assignments focusing on governance, capacity-building and international development program and project management in sectoral and thematic areas as diverse as youth, private sector development and institutional strengthening.

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