CAIDP Blog

November 6, 2017 - 12:54pm

On November 1st Minister Freeland, supported by the Ministers for Justice, Defence, International Development, Immigration, Status of Women and Public Safety introduced Canada's National Action Plan 2017-2022 for implementing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) address women’s challenges in conflict situations and women’s potential to influence global peace and security.

October 16, 2017 - 3:56pm

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require countries to maximize their development resources, drawing not only on public sector resources, but also private financing and sustainable private sector solutions.

October 15, 2017 - 2:26pm

Governance is central to achieving the SDGs and the topic of the upcoming conference with CCIL. Member Keith Ogilive sends in the link to this useful tool for members interested in governance to explore: http://www.sdg16.org/

 

October 14, 2017 - 2:46pm

Two informative reports: Statistical Report on International Assistance 2015-2016, and the report to Parliament (2016-2017) on same topic.

September 20, 2017 - 3:55pm

Ted Jackson: The door is open for Canada to create the world’s first feminist DFI. We should go through that door. But before we do, the design of the new institution should include five elements.

July 15, 2017 - 10:48am

Governance and the Rule of Law are the topic of this year's World Development Report and the upcoming CAIDP-CCIL conference. Two recent articles explore different aspects of the links with development:

June 11, 2017 - 11:57am

On June 9, 2017 CAIDP was invited to attend the launch, by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, of Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy.

June 8, 2017 - 3:39pm

Hussein Amery, Universalia Performance Measurement Practice Leader, describes and untangles the relationship between the new Canadian Development Finance Institute, Export Development Canada, and existing official development assistance flows.

June 2, 2017 - 12:42pm

Humanitarian aid is about to be driven over a cliff, warns Obama’s former head of foreign disaster response, with a resurgence in HIV and other diseases likely

April 24, 2017 - 11:57am

The World Bank Group is streaming twenty-five events from the 2017 Spring Meetings. Engage live, join the conversation, and pose your questions. Recordings of completed events are also available. http://live.worldbank.org/spring-meetings-2017

March 27, 2017 - 10:41am

BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017— Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. Kim then left on a trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to emphasize the Bank Group’s support for the entire region.

January 30, 2017 - 11:27am

Trump's presidential memorandum regarding the Mexico City Policy reintroduces and extends this Policy (also referred to as the Global Gag Rule) that in the past meant that foreign NGOs must disavow any involvement with abortion in order to receive U.S. family planning funding.

January 9, 2017 - 11:46am

Thanks to member Keith Ogilvie who sent in this article, which may be of interest to those who like to keep up on international relations.

December 15, 2016 - 10:48am

A new study out of Kenya looks beyond the usual questions to determine the broader impact of protecting a farmer's livestock.

What Does Vaccinating Cows Have To Do With A Girl's Education?

November 22, 2016 - 1:18pm

Blended Finance: Understanding its potential for Agenda 2030

Financing the ambitious Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be an enormous undertaking, with a funding gap in developing countries estimated at between US$1.9 trillion and US$3.1 trillion each year between now and 2030. Substantial additional financial resources from both domestic and international sources need to be mobilised, and attention has turned to how to make this happen.

October 21, 2016 - 12:53pm

Learn how to evaluate the SDGs to ensure no one is left behind! Download the new guidance and training package

August 17, 2016 - 8:53pm

CAIDP actively participated in the Global Affairs’ International Assistance Review process. CAIDP drafted a response on behalf of its members, which was vetted by the Board of Directors and posted on the CAIDP website as a discussion draft for member comments. The final document integrates the comments received and reflects the concerns and ideas of our membership.

July 14, 2016 - 3:36pm

DFATD - REQUEST FOR SUPPLY ARRANGEMENTS (RFSA) -SEL#2016-FC76100-SA-TSO2 - PROVISION OF TECHNICAL SERVICES - PROPOSALS SUBMITTED SEPT 2015 - NO DECISIONS YET!

June 20, 2016 - 2:18pm

Maison Arrimage is a heritage building at 116 Promenade du Portage where CAIDC (before the name change) was located in its early days. Some space is becoming available in the building and we would like to offer it first to international development consultants. Being at the same location could also promote the opportunity for like minded consultants to talk and cooperate with each other more easily.

If you are interested in a space starting in July, please email or call me directly at 613 890-8277 or Melinda at 613 263-0177.

June 15, 2016 - 1:14pm

They say death and taxes are the only two sure things in life. Thankfully, CAIDP receives very few questions about the former but a lot about taxes.

June 3, 2016 - 10:59am

CAIDP Member and former Board Vice President John Lazier has published a book "Tropical Forage Legumes Harnessing the Potential of Desmanthus and Other Genera for Heavy Clay Soils" http://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781780646282 Congratulations John!

 

May 30, 2016 - 11:40am

I was struck by this article in the Economist in light of the International Assistance Review and the challenges the SDGs place before us as professionals to consider new ideas and different ways of thinking about old problems.
http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21698262-boom-artis...

May 22, 2016 - 11:01am

The global context continues to evolve and Canada’s approach to international assistance needs to adapt in response to it. The review will help establish an international assistance policy and funding framework that will be focused on helping the poorest and most vulnerable people, and supporting fragile states, while advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

May 5, 2016 - 9:25am

The CAIDP Conference "Renewal: A New Era for International Development Professionals" is coming up very soon, and we want to make sure that you join us for an exciting two days!

May 1, 2016 - 5:16pm

The Economist has an article on how meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be financed.

April 4, 2016 - 7:12pm

Only a few more days left to save! Register by April 8th and save 10% on your total purchase. Purchase your annual membership and conference registration in one of our COMBOs and multiply your savings!

March 28, 2016 - 12:01am

Here are five reasons why you should definitely be attending!

March 23, 2016 - 2:44pm

Embassy Magazine has presented its analysis on the budget with reference to international development:

March 20, 2016 - 4:18pm

If you are looking to work in the international arena, the CAIDP Annual Conference is your chance to meet leaders in your field and build skills for professional success.

March 11, 2016 - 6:05pm

We invite you to CAIDP’s Annual Conference where we are honoured to have CANADEM’s Executive Director, Paul LaRose-Edwards, as a speaker for Marketing Your Services

February 17, 2016 - 8:19pm

Mark your calendars!
Renewal: A New Era for International Development Professionals
CAIDP Annual Conference

When: May 9-10, 2016
Where: Ottawa, ON
Registration opens soon! 

A new era in international development is dawning and CAIDP is bringing together the tools and resources you need to meet the challenges. This year’s conference brings together experts from Global Affairs Canada, the United Nations, World Bank and countless more!

October 23, 2015 - 11:29pm

CAIDP is pleased to announce that Devex has provided a special discount for CAIDP Members who want to attend their biggest and most dynamic event yet in Washington June 14th 2016.

October 2, 2015 - 12:44pm

In May 2016, the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) will host its Annual Conference. CAIDP is seeking a qualified individual to lead the coordination and implementation of this important event.

September 10, 2015 - 8:57pm

Presented by CAIDP and MEDA in Partnership with the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa. This Safety and Security Training program is a two-day program designed to equip personnel who travel or work overseas with the knowledge and skill to do so in a safe and secure manner.

August 19, 2015 - 5:47pm

Check this, a $500 discount for CAIDP Members for the Advanced Certificate in Performance Audit for International and Public Affairs Management offerered by the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, University of Carleton October 26-29, 2015.

May 8, 2015 - 11:59pm
Many of you have already booked your tickets to our exciting conference, but I wanted to send a note to remind anyone who has been putting it off that this is the final weekend to buy your tickets.
 
April 25, 2015 - 10:39am

2015 is a year filled with important milestones for international development as the MDGs give way to the Sustainable Development Goals. What does this mean for Canada's development priorities?

On May 12 DFATD will hold a dialogue with the Canadian international development supply community on these important issues with Opening Remarks by Hon. Christian Paradis.

April 23, 2015 - 4:06pm

Four exciting plenaries and more than 30 specialized and tailored workshops grouped into three streams: Understanding the new development framework; Building capacity for development effectiveness; and Doing business.

April 21, 2015 - 5:57pm

Check this session at the coming conference "The Changing Role for Canadians in Development" by His Excellency Dr. Sulley Gariba. He will provide the perspective of a well known development expert on the changing role for Canadian development professionals and the role that Canadians can play in accelerating the socio-economic transformation of these emerging economies and societies.

April 21, 2015 - 11:08am

Good news! The early bird registration to the CCCI/CAIDP 2015 Conference has been extended until Sunday, April 26.

April 11, 2015 - 11:41am

A reminder to register for the upcoming joint CCIC-CAIDP conference entitled: "Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges". Registrations are already rolling in so don’t delay and benefit from the "Early-Bird" discount.

April 2, 2015 - 4:01pm
2015 Conference: Early-bird registration is now open!
   
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March 27, 2015 - 11:20pm
A quick note regarding our upcoming joint conference with CCIC, "International Cooperation Days 2015: Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges" taking place in Gatineau, May 12-14th.
March 22, 2015 - 10:02am

Next week will see the launch of the website and registrations for our annual conference which is shaping up to be the best ever. This is our second year collaborating with the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) to produce International Cooperation Days 2015. This year we are looking at where development is going under the theme "Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges."

January 4, 2015 - 9:32pm

CAIDP arranged a discussion with DFATD on the mechanisms to be used for contracting development evaluation services in the future.

December 27, 2014 - 4:39pm

CAIDP provided input into a potential design for a Development Finance Institution (DFI).

December 16, 2014 - 1:09pm

A new item on CAIDP consultations with EDC has been posted for members.

March 17, 2014 - 8:24pm

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) are pleased to announce that the Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, has accepted their invitation to address representatives of Canadian civil society organizations and other professionals working in international development.

February 23, 2014 - 8:18pm

This is a letter to Deputy Minister Paul Rochon regarding the New Performance Security Requirement on International Development Contracts clause that recently appeared in several RFPs. On behalf of its members and based on feedback received from members, CAIDP proposes to send the letter below. If you have any additional comments, please use the comment feature at the bottom of this message or send an email to caidprpcdi@gmail.com.

November 8, 2013 - 9:16am

Over 100 of the individual and corporate dues paying members of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals have taken the next step.

October 18, 2013 - 2:15pm

CAIDP Members may be interested in the launch of the new Cowater International Newsletter “Cowater Connects”, which shares information about contracts and job opportunities as well as articles prepared by staff.

September 27, 2013 - 10:21am

United Kingdom's Overseas Development Institute recently put out a guidance note on a flexible approach the Institute uses when conducting literature reviews in international development research (PDF attached).

July 28, 2013 - 1:11pm

CAIDP is working on its next bulletin and invites all CAIDP members to submit success stories as short features.

April 30, 2013 - 9:12pm

On Monday April 29, 2013, the federal government tabled Bill C-60 in Parliament. This Budget Bill contains the new legislation that formalizes the amalgamation of the Canadian International Development Agency and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The new department will be called the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

April 20, 2013 - 5:07pm

CAIDP Mbr Larry Hendricks shares resources on how AusAID is working with extraction industries

April 12, 2013 - 3:22pm

1. Ask a question, do not rant. Don't worry: we all know you're smarter than the speakers, but please be kind and let them know that AFTER the Q & A session.

2. Save some trees. Just bring ID instead of printing out your ticket.

3. Do not be picky about where you sit. We're paying A LOT of money for A/V.

4. Bring business cards. Because the "Hello, My name is..." stickers ruin dress clothes and they are so 1990s.

April 11, 2013 - 5:09pm

Quiz your understand​ing of what it means to be an Internatio​nal Developmen​t Consultant!

CAIDP has a long standing commitment to promoting professionalism as well as the entry of more young people in international development.

March 24, 2013 - 9:56am

Kate Higgins from NSI, Diana Rivington on working with the UN and more!

March 18, 2013 - 4:38pm

Excited about this year's conference? Itching to get involved? We have listed the top ways that you can play a role in this year's event.

March 10, 2013 - 7:40pm

In this announcement: Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar on the Senate's recent report on Driving Inclusive Economic Growth, Erin Palmer on Proposal writing, sponsorship info

March 4, 2013 - 1:00am

Inside: IAMGOLD, CARE Canada and info on discounts & sponsorship opportunities!

February 21, 2013 - 1:50pm

We are excited to announce that CIDA’s Dave Donovan will be joining us as part of our lunchtime speaker series. More .....

February 2, 2013 - 12:05pm

For a limited time only, if you register for the 2013 CAIDP Conference you will enjoy a 5% discount off conference registration fees! This deal is open from Tuesday January 29th to Tuesday February 5th 2013. Don’t miss it!

February 2, 2013 - 12:00pm

Two and half months to go until CAIDP 2013!

January 13, 2013 - 2:04pm

We are pleased to announce Karim Harji on impact investing and that our friends at the Byward Blue Inn have made finding accommodations just a little easier.

January 5, 2013 - 7:01pm

Evan Solomon on CBC's The House radio program interviews new Canadian International Development Agency Minister Julian Fantino about the Agency's transformation

December 7, 2012 - 1:38pm

Ernesto Sirolli got his start doing aid work in Africa in the 70's -- and quickly realised how ineffective it was.

August 21, 2012 - 3:01pm

A press release on the recent about turn by Minister Baird to channel $2 million for medical supplies through a little known Syrian Canadian Group, Canadian Relief for Syria.

July 6, 2012 - 2:56pm

This post contains a review of Dr. Michael Clemen's talk at the Overseas Development Institute on July 3rd 2012 and comments on how impact evaluations may be improved.

June 28, 2012 - 10:12am

This post contains a blog from Aaron Ausland, a US aid worker, who offers a great, concise rundown and abstracts of currently operating international development blogs.

May 2, 2012 - 6:35pm

CAIDC Questions CIDA Cuts from an Aid Effectiveness View

April 2, 2012 - 8:54am

Recently, Minister Oda held a round-table discussion on “how the Canadian private sector’s engagement in international development can help make Canada’s international assistance more effective” with selected leaders of major financial, manufacturing, and service industries, as well as non-profit organizations. Following on the heels of last September’s announcement...

March 31, 2012 - 9:15pm

Following a few requests to search the CAIDC web site, here are some tips for conducting some searches.

March 25, 2012 - 7:10pm

CAIDC is pleased to welcome and congratulate Mr. Morrison on his recent appointment. We look forward to working with him in the near future.

March 24, 2012 - 7:50pm

A guest post from Wayne Dunn from Wayne Dunn & Associates on the recent controversy surroundin funding announcements and partnerships between CIDA, Canadian NGOs and Canadian Mining companies abroad.

March 21, 2012 - 2:20pm

A report on Min. Oda's recent March meeting in Toronto with Canadian business and private sector community. CAIDC was not invited. Luckily, some of our members were present.

March 20, 2012 - 11:15pm

March 14th's event was a success with over 20 interested attendees present and lots of questions and answers.

March 20, 2012 - 2:06am

For the first time ever, the number of poor people is declining everywhere

March 16, 2012 - 6:05pm

The world is now a global village. And like all villages, everyone knows the business of everyone else. What is Canada's business?

March 5, 2012 - 8:52pm

Minister Oda and Canadian business leaders met today March 5, 2012 in Toronto. I wonder how many CAIDC members were there?  

Anybody participated to this event? Any feedback on the meeting?  

Here for more on the meeting

 

March 1, 2012 - 1:57pm

An event geared towards helping students and young professionals answer questions and dispel myths about consulting in international development

November 12, 2011 - 2:17pm

Several members of the LenCD network (http://www.lencd.org/home) are collaborating to organise a thematic panel discussion at Busan: "Capacity Development: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward".

June 22, 2011 - 10:06pm

Summary report from the Africa investor-IMC Business of Implementing Regional Economic Integration in Africa series, held in Cape Town on the 3rd of May 2011.

June 21, 2011 - 8:56pm

Mining corporations' tax avoidance schemes cost African nations billions of dollars each year.

June 10, 2011 - 9:11pm

Campbell Clark in the G&M today: Harper about Multilateral loans, not grants

June 10, 2011 - 8:29pm

Take an IISD survey to identify ICT's transformative role in adapting to Climate Change

June 10, 2011 - 8:00pm

...For those who missed it, past year CAIDC President Richard Beattie talks CAIDC as well as expresses thanks to all those who attended this year's event. Keep checking CAIDC's website for updates or sign up for our mailing list to get the latest!

May 6, 2011 - 2:44pm

L'Évaluation chez ONU Femmes: une approche à trois volets: réactive, égalité entre les femmes et les hommes, et droits de la personne. 

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