2016 Conference Program

Renewal: A New Era for International Development Professionals

2016 Annual Conference

May 9 - 10, 2016

Ottawa, ON

 

You can access the full program in pdf format here


Monday, May 9, 2016

Time

Session

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration

Tea and Coffee service

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome and overview of program and facilities by Conference Co-Chairs Ann Good and Norm Looker

9:10 - 9:15

Introduction of Special Guest Speaker: President Emeritus Richard Beattie

9:15 - 10:00

Opening Plenary:
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, Karina Gould, M.P. for Burlington

10:00 - 10:15

Vote of thanks by President Pamela Branch, Chair of the CAIDP Board of Directors and Opening Mingling Session with Philip Cox, CAIDP Secretary

10:15 - 10:45

Networking Break (coffee and tea service)

10:45 - 12:30

SDG Stream

Skills and Tools Stream

Partnering and Finance Stream

 

SDG-1 (Conference Room A):

How will we Use the SDGs in International Development Work?

Chair: Bernard Wood - President, Bernard Wood & Associates Ltd.

Margaret Biggs - Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School of Policy Studies, Queens University

Khalil Shariff - Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation Canada

STS-1 (Conference Room C):

The 21st Century Professional: Success through Clarity, Adaptability, and Disciplined Networking

Tim Ragan - Owner & Transformation Engineer, Career Constructors Inc.

 

PFS-1 (Conference Room B):

How to Win Contracts Funded by the Multilateral Development Banks

Chair: Hugh Wilkinson - Principal, Coral Hill LLC

Laura Dorling van der Oord - Advisor, Office of the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean, World Bank Group

Amber Mackereth - International Business Consultant

Brett Maitland - Senior Counselor, Office of the Executive Director for Canada, Inter-American Development Bank Group

Craig Steffensen - Representative, North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch (Conference Room A): Keynote address by Scott Vaughan, President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

2:00 - 3:30

SDG Stream

Skills and Tools Stream

Partnering and Finance Stream

 

SDG-2 (Conference Room C):

Financing for Development: Mobilizing and Deploying New Capital for Poverty Reduction

Chair: Ted Jackson - President, E.T. Jackson

Anita Bhatia - Director for Development Partner Relations, World Bank Group

David O'Brien Ph D - Senior Program Specialist, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Jerry Quigley - Senior VP – Private Sector Development, MEDA

Dean Segell, Manger, New Products and Knowledge, Convergence

STS-2 (Conference Room A):

Measuring Progress on Sustainable Development: Agenda 2030 and the SDG Indicators

Chair: Shannon Kindornay - Adjunct Research Professor, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University

Cara Williams - Chief Advisor in the International Cooperation and Corporate Statistical Methods Division, Statistics Canada

Colin Kirk - Director, Office of Evaluation, UNICEF

Livia Bizikova - Director, Knowledge for Integrated Decisions, International Institute for Sustainable Development 

PFS-2 (Conference Room B):

Market Yourself as a Development Professional

Chair: Alan Robbins - Partner and Global Head for Membership & Partnership, DEVEX

Paul LaRose-Edwards - Executive Director, CANADEM

Gunter Rochow - Chairman and President, Capra International Inc.

Derek Smith M. Sc. - Environmental Geologist, DPS International Inc.

 

3:30 - 4:00

Networking Break (coffee and tea service)

4:00 - 5:30

SDG Stream

Skills and Tools Stream

Partners and Finance Stream

 

SDG-3 (Conference Room C):

Economic Development – Rich and Poor in the SDG’s Worldview

Chair:  John Sinclair - McLeod Group

Stephen Brown - Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa

Jennifer Topping - Executive Coordinator, UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office

STS-3 (Conference Room B):

Design and Impact in Development Programming: Start with the End in Mind!

Chair: Maire-Hélène Adrien - President, Universalia

Walter Zubrycky - Principal Consultant, Facilitated Performance Solutions and PPX Symposium Chair

Vaughn Lantz - Program Coherence and Effectiveness, Global Affairs Canada

Benoît Gauthier - President, Canadian Evaluation Society

David Heath - Director, Development Evaluation, Global Affairs Canada

PFS-3 (Conference Room A):

Working with Global Affairs Canada (formerly DFATD)

Chair: Richard Beattie, President Emeritus, CAIDP

Mark Lusignan - Director General, Grants and Contributions Management Bureau, Global Affairs Canada

Guylaine Carrière - Director of Development Contracting Services, Global Affairs Canada

Sebastien Lamoureux - Acting Director, Grants and Contributions Policy, Global Affairs Canada

5:30 - 5:40

Closing announcements by Conference Co-Chairs Ann Good and Norm Looker (Conference Room A)

6:00

Networking Reception with Ian Smillie, CASID (Foyer and Conference Room A)

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Time

Session

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration

8:00 - 8:45 Networking Break (Coffee and Tea Service)

8:45 - 9:00

Call to order and announcements by Conference Co-Chairs Ann Good and Norm Looker (Conference Room A)

9:00 - 10:30

SDG Stream

Skills and Tools Stream

Partners and Finance Stream

 

SDG-4 (Conference Room A):

Ensuring Effective SDG Implementation through Multi-Stakeholder Engagement

Chair: Deirdre Kent - Director General, International Development Policy, Global Affairs Canada

Chris Eaton - Executive Director, World University Service of Canada

Chris Enns - International Development Officer, Bow Valley College

Michael Wodzicki - Director, Program Development, Federation of Canadian Municipalities International

STS-4A (Conference Room B):

Security and Duty of Care Workshop

PART A  – Establishing Your Safety and Security Management Systems

Scott Ruddick - Director of Security, MEDA

PFS-4 (Conference Room C):

Preparing Successful International Financial Institution Proposals

Hussein Amery - CEO and Managing Director of Integrated Development Enterprise Associates Inc. (IDEA)

10:30 - 10:45

Networking Break (Coffee and Tea Service)

10:45 - 12:15

SDG Stream

Skills and Tools Stream

Partners and Finance Stream

 

SDG-5 (Conference Room A):

Want to Find Governance in the New SDGs?  Look Everywhere!

Thomas Cormier - International Governance and Democracy Consultant

Monika LeRoy - Former Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Michael Bitz - Public Financial Management Specialist, Cowater International

Alisha Todd - Director General, ParlAmericas

STS-4B (Conference Room B):

Security and Duty of Care Workshop

PART B - Managing Medical Risks in International Development Programming

Scott Waters - Remote Emergency Medical Technician

PFS-4 (Conference Room C): 

Preparing Successful International Financial Institution Proposals (cont'd)

Hussein Amery - CEO and Managing Director of Integrated Development Enterprise Associates Inc. (IDEA)

12:15 - 1:15

Lunch Hour Keynote (Conference Room A): "Canada's Performance in IFI Procurement Markets" - Hossein Rostami, Office of the Chief Economist, Global Affairs Canada

1:15 - 2:45

 

Skills and Tools Stream

Partners and Finance Stream

 

Networking and One-on-One Meetings

STS-4C (Conference Room B):

Security and Duty of Care Workshop

PART C - Practicing Safe Stress: Duty of Care and the Development Professional

Randy Weekes - Director of Duty of Care Programs, CANADEM

PFS-5 (Conference Room A): 

Accessing the OECD iLibrary - How to get the most out of the database!

Nilar Andrea Chit Tun, Sales & Marketing Officer, OECD

2:45 - 3:00

Networking Break (coffee and tea service)

3:00 - 4:30

SDG Stream

Skills and Tools Stream

 

 

SDG-6 (Conference Room A):

Integrating Environment across the SDGs

Diane Beckett - Interim Executive Director, Sierra Club of Canada Foundation

Livia Bizikova, Director, IISD’s Knowledge for Integrated Decisions, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Dale Marshall - National Program Manager, Environmental Defence Canada

Sohel Khan - Senior Advisor, Canadian Feed The Children

STS-4D (Conference Room B):

Security and Duty of Care Workshop

Panel Discussion and Q&A Session

Scott Ruddick - Director of Security, MEDA

Scott Waters - Remote Emergency Medical Technician

Randy Weekes - Director of Duty of Care Programs, CANADEM

Networking and One-on-One Meetings

4:30 - 5:20

Closing Plenary (Conference Room A): Wrap up and Armchair discussion with Huguette Labelle, former President of CIDA and Richard Beattie, President Emeritus, CAIDP

5:20 - 5:30

Thanks and closing announcements by Conference Co-Chairs Ann Good and Norm Looker

6:00

Public event - Canada at the World Humanitarian Summit: Opportunities for Leadership and Legacy (at Library and Archives of Canada)

 

Friday May 13, 2016

Time

Session

8:00am - 12:00pm

Global Affairs Canada Consultation with International Development Community Representatives