CAIDP Conference 2019
in the Age of Disruption
2 Days of Powerful Deliberations
Grappling with Change & Complexity
Canada and the changing face of international development cooperation
International development is undergoing a dramatic transition in response to a tidal wave of disruptors affecting how we think about and address the most pressing issues on the way to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The traditional development paradigm is fragmented and increasingly obsolete as donor funding is declining and new forms of development finance are emerging populated by new actors, including non-OECD countries (notably China), philanthropists and social impact investors, and the private sector. New technologies - and particularly digital disruptions - have blurred the borders, engendering new development models and institutional paradigms. International trade and investment have also been disrupted by protectionist responses to strains in the globalization architecture.
In this era of disruption, how is Canada mitigating risks and addressing challenges to our traditional ways in development cooperation? How is the Canadian international development community responding to the new world of multiple development narratives (and distorting information), political, trade and economic disruptions, and the crowding out of inclusiveness? How relevant is aid in its current form for meeting the SDGs and tackling inequalities, fragility, climate change, women’s economic empowerment, and ensuring no one is left behind? Is Canada’s FIAP approach able to effectively meet the complex challenge of disruptive development? Is some additional positive disruption called for from Canadian professionals like us to make a bigger difference?
October 7-8, 2019
Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP)
The Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) serves as the voice of Canada’s professional international development community, advancing members’ concerns and interests on the national and international stage. With over 25 years of history and accomplishments, this non-profit corporation strives to foster excellence in its members, promote their collective interests and provide a forum for professional exchanges and development.
CAIDP’s membership is diverse, comprising some 150 members from across Canada, including Canada’s largest private sector international development firms, officials, academics, researchers and students, working across sectors and around the globe. These members share the common bond of a strong dedication to development work and a commitment to building a better world.
Meet our conference speakers
Over 40 experts in their field
Chief of Peacebuilding Strategy & Partnerships
United Nations Peace-building Support Office
President & CEO
The MATCH International Women's Fund
Assistant Secretary General & Director of Research Department I
China Development Research Foundation (CDRF)
Head of Secretariat Global Compact Network Canada
Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Centre for International Governance Innovation
Institute of Development Studies
President & CEO
Canadian Council for International Co-operation
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CAIDP gratefully acknowledges the support of IDRC in providing the conference venue, designing the program and suggesting many experts to speak on the issues facing Canada’s international development professionals.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.
This year CAIDP is offering up a program focused on helping its members and other development professionals stay in touch and adapt. It is also the banner under which we are offering three pre-conference workshops.