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2024 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 support. The CAIDP 2024 conference could not succeed without your generous support.

Each sponsorship plays a vital role in ensuring the success of the event. Your support 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 its thanks to the following organizations that have agreed to be sponsors for the February 2024 Conference.


Special thanks to the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) for hosting this event and generously providing the venue and support that made Conference 2024 possible.

Established more than 50 years ago, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University is Canada’s top graduate program in international affairs. A leader in its field, NPSIA has an international reputation for providing the interdisciplinary training necessary to understand international issues and policy in a complex global environment. Its expertise includes conflict resolution and security, terrorism and intelligence, diplomacy and foreign policy, international trade and finance, international governance, and development and humanitarian emergencies.


Alinea is an international development consultancy. We work with governments, civil society and communities to create positive impact. “Alinea” means introducing new ideas, which is how our in-house technical experts strategize, design and deliver smart solutions to meet the world’s changing challenges. Our project teams work as partners to create lasting change by drawing on deep technical knowledge and more than 35 years of experience around the world. Alinea’s global hub offices are in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom.

Cowater International is a global leader in management consulting services, providing leading-edge, innovative solutions to clients worldwide. Headquartered in Ottawa and with corporate offices in Auckland, Berlin, Brussels, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Manila, Montreal, Nairobi, Singapore and Stockholm, we work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts.







Established in 1967, Niagara College (NC) has grown to become a leading global college and one of Canada’s most enterprising postsecondary institutions. With a mission to provide outstanding applied education and training for a changing world, and through strategic areas of focus, the College is dedicated to offering a wholistic student experience, academic excellence, global reach, alumni and partner engagement, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and organizational excellence.


World University Service of Canada is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. We work 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 disadvantaged youth around the world. WUSC is working to create a world where all young people can grow up in safe, secure and supportive environments, where they can learn, work and play a vital role in their country’s development. WUSC works - with partners - to strengthen education systems, expand employment opportunities, and improve lives.

Universalia is a management consulting firm. 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 and project management. 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.


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.

FMA provides advisory services in the areas of investment structuring, investment due diligence, investment fund strategy and design, and risk/investment management governance, in relation to development financing and impact investing.

SALASAN is an award winning Canadian consulting company with considerable corporate experience in executing multi-stakeholder projects as well as monitoring and evaluation around the world. In operation since 1982, the company has completed over 400 projects around the world. Work undertaken by SALASAN is designed to develop capacity and strengthen institutions integrating gender approaches and gender equality with an overall focus on helping people  improve their lives.

PLAN:NET LIMITED (P:N) is an international network of evaluation, training, and performance management consultants based in Canada. We support organizations and initiatives striving to improve livelihoods, protect the environment, and secure peaceful relationships. PlanNET is viewed internationally as a reliable, competent, and experienced source of development evaluation expertise.

E.T. Jackson and Associates Ltd. is an award-winning international management consulting firm providing strategic planning, organizational learning, and performance assessment services to grant-makers and investors in the public interest in emerging and developing economies. A founding member of CAIDP, CAFIID, and the Responsible Investment Association of Canada, Jackson and Associates specializes in inclusive and sustainable finance, gender equality, social enterprise, and the green energy transition. The firm has advised the development cooperation programs of Australia, Canada, Denmark, and Switzerland; the Mastercard, McConnell and Rockefeller foundations; and the Caribbean Development Bank, IDRC, Impact Investing in Ghana, the Inter-American Development Bank, UNEP, UN Women, and the World Bank.

Baastel is a Canadian-owned consulting firm with global presence and three decades of experience across a broad range of sectors and services. Committed to just and sustainable development for all, we support decision-makers and stakeholders from grassroots to government, providing knowledge, skills, systems, and tools to enhance their impact. From strategic planning to evaluation, and gender analysis to GIS, our global, multilingual, and multidisciplinary network of staff, partners, associates, and affiliates allows us to understand and respond to each client’s distinctive needs. Since 1989, Baastel has developed tailored solutions for governments, UN agencies, national and international NGOs, private sector companies, foundations, and research institutions in more than 100 countries across every world region.

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.

Canadian Leaders in International Consulting Inc. (Clic-Consultants) is an international management consulting company that provides responsive technical assistance and highly specialized capacity building solutions, project management, monitoring and evaluation services, and training programmes to improve governance, strengthen accountability, and achieve results for all clients. We work with international donors, governments, Civil Society Organizations and other development practitioners to build institutions and capacities, in the public and private sectors, which contribute to good governance processes in the Middle East and Africa. We provide regional and country insights and assessments that aid those working on building more sustainable and context-driven democratic governance processes.




Translation of Conference website and documents courtesy of Dr. Hubert LeBlanc.

Financial Support for interpretation from the Department of Canadian Heritage