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2016 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 CAIDP Conference for their continued support. The CAIDP 2016 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 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.

Founded in 1986, Agriteam Canada Consulting Ltd. has implemented more than 350 projects and assignments in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as North, South and Latin America and the Caribbean. Our expertise lies in agriculture and food security; education and education reform; governance and public sector reform; health; legal and judicial reform; monitoring and evaluation; environment and natural resources management; private sector development; and gender equality. Agriteam’s clients include Global Affairs Canada, the World Bank, various UN agencies and other donors and private sector companies. Agriteam has head offices in Calgary and Gatineau, and field offices in Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Ethiopia, Mali, Tanzania, South Sudan, Mongolia, Vietnam and Ukraine.

Cowater International (Cowater) is Canada’s leading management consulting firm focused on providing services to 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 more than 400 projects and has developed a reputation of excellence for our strong ability to work with clients and stakeholders to provide solutions and services 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.

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.
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.


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.

Julian Murray is a senior consultant specialising in strategic planning, programme design, performance management and evaluation - in both international development and humanitarian assistance.  His consulting clients include UN agencies, regional organisations, bilateral donors, universities and international NGOs.  He has over 35 years’ experience with the Canadian International Development Agency (Global Affairs Canada) and UNHCR, and has worked extensively in Africa and Asia.

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 45 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 GAC (formerly DFATD/CIDA).  Burnside currently has over 330 full-time staff.

Capra International Inc. was incorporated in Ontario, Canada, in April 1987 and is based in Ottawa. The company offers multilingual worldwide business and development consulting services involving capacity building, evaluation and performance measurement. The company’s services now reach 194 countries. Capra’s work is supported by a large global network of associate consultants.

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.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. WUSC works with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of youth, women, and other marginalized populations in 20 countries worldwide.

The lawyers at Hazlo Law practice exclusively in the areas of Business, Tax and International Law. The breadth and depth of this group’s experience and geographic coverage ensures our clients always have access to the full scope of relevant expertise required to advance their business goals. Our International Law Group regularly advises international companies, charities and non-profit organizations on a wide variety of matters including international contracts, enforcement of foreign judgements and strategic affairs.

E.T. Jackson and Associates Ltd. is an award-winning international management-consulting firm. Headquartered in Ottawa and Canadian-owned, the firm specializes in strategic planning, organizational learning and performance assessment, advising foundations, development agencies, non-profits and universities in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.  The company's recent assignments have focused on impact investing, youth employment, governance programming, and civil society development.

Integrated Development Enterprise Associates (IDEA) is an Ottawa-based international development management consultancy firm, specializing in the provision of technical assistance and training and supporting Canadian and International Organizations. IDEA focuses on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of international development programs and projects through the delivery of strategic technical assistance, training, project design, iterative project management and performance measurement practices.  IDEA has a track record of success working with some of Canada’s largest educational institutions, municipalities and provincial institutions, the private sector firms, International Financial Institutions (IFIs), such as the World Bank, and UN organizations, including UNESCO, UNDP and UNRWA.

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.

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.

Bow Valley College is the largest community college in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Calgary’s only comprehensive community college, with main campuses in downtown Calgary and regional sites in 20 locations throughout Southern Alberta.  Established in 1965, BVC serves approximately 15,000 students annually from over 140 countries, including 5,000 online learners, and BVC assists over 20,000 people annually to review and build career opportunities that set a path to live a better life. With over 50 years of technical and vocational education experience and 30 years of international partnership collaboration in more than 20 countries, BVC has a strong history of successful overseas development and training projects focussed on the concept of community driven capacity building.


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