2014 Conference Sponsors

Thank you Sponsors!

The Board of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) would like to extend its deepest thanks to all Sponsors for their continued support. Your generous support plays an invaluable role in making the CAIDP/CCIC 2014 Conference a success.

Sponsorship plays a vital role in the success of the event. Not only does it help ease the financial burden that is involved in organizing an event of this magnitude, it also helps promote the event by demonstrating that CAIDP and CCIC enjoy broad support from the Canadian international development community.

Thank you again for your gift of sponsorship! We look forward to seeing you this May!

PLATINUM

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.

Cowater International (Cowater) is a management consulting firm providing leading-edge, innovative solutions to clients worldwide. Since 1985, Cowater has developed a reputation for our ability to work with clients and stakeholders to provide solutions and services tailored to the needs and challenges faced by developing and transitional countries. Based in Ottawa, Canada, the company has grown from three original partners to hundreds of staff worldwide. In addition to our headquarter, we manage project offices in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Mozambique, Ghana, Jordan and others. Cowater teams manage and implement projects ranging in size from small sector studies and evaluations to large multi-year, multi-million dollar implementation contracts. Through our work in over 65 countries and experience gained from more than 350 projects, we have developed an excellent reputation for our ability to maximize results for our clients.
BRONZE
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.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger by supporting international programs to meet immediate food needs, reduce malnutrition, and achieve sustainable food security; influencing improvements in national and international policies that contribute to ending global hunger; and increasing and deepening the engagement of Canadians in efforts to end global hunger.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Our vision for every child,  life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) 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, civil society and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.
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.
COPPER
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 client base includes UN agencies, regional organisations, bilateral donors, universities and international NGOs.  He has over 30 years’ experience with the Canadian International Development Agency and UNHCR, and has worked extensively in Africa and Asia.

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.
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.
E.T. Jackson and Associates Ltd. is an award-winning, international management-consulting firm. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and Canadian-owned, the firm has extensive partnerships with network firms, think tanks and individual experts in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. We provide timely, leading-edge professional advice to investors in the public interest: governments, foundations, development agencies, civil-society organizations, corporations, investment funds, co-operatives, unions and universities. 
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.
Bellamy Consultants provides professional services primarily engaged in designing, implementing and evaluating capacity development initiatives in sector such as sustainable governance, sustainable development planning, environmental management, environmental education and integrated rural development. Mr. Bellamy has created innovative solutions for over 20 years to develop analytical products and to build the capacity of organisations and individuals. With an emphasis on creativity, he obtained noteworthy experience in programme and project management, in knowledge management and in business management.
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.
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. 
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SPECIAL SPONSORS
Camino is owned by La Siembra Co-operative in the Ottawa-Gatineau region of Canada. La siembra means “sowing” or “planting time” in Spanish, a symbol for the seeds of change we are sowing through our co-operative and fair trade business models.