Questions? Comments?

Please contact the Conference Coordinator:

michellehustler@caidp-rpcdi.ca

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White LinkedIn Icon

© 2019

CAIDP - RPCDI

Conference 2019: Development Cooperation in the Age of Disruption

IDRC, Ottawa
07-08 October 2019
 

CAIDP Conference 2019

Development Cooperation

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?

THANK YOU!

Thank you for your participation at CAIDP's 2019 conference! Conference documents can be accessed through the conference app or via the link below. 

October 7-8, 2019

About Us

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.

 
Participants
Sessions
Speakers
 

Speakers

Highlights

Meet our conference speakers

Over 40 experts in their field

HENK-JAN

BRINKMAN

Chief of Peacebuilding Strategy & Partnerships

United Nations Peace-building Support Office

JESS TOMLIN

President & CEO

The MATCH International Women's Fund

JIANTUO 

YU

Assistant Secretary General & Director of Research Department I

China Development Research Foundation (CDRF)

AYMAN

CHOWDHURY

Head of Secretariat Global Compact Network Canada

AMBASSADOR

MARC-ANDRÉ

BLANCHARD

Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations

ROHINTON

MEDHORA

President

Centre for International Governance Innovation

MELISSA LEACH

Director

Institute of Development Studies

NICOLAS MOYER

President & CEO

Canadian Council for International Co-operation

 

Conference Program

Highlights

Global Development and the Disruption Factors: Challenges, Risks and Innovative Opportunities
Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Embracing a Paradigm Shift and New Financing Modalities
Canadian Feminist International Assistance Policy: Global Leadership for International Development in an Age of Disruption?
Youth Forum
Belt and Road Initiative: Global Partnerships for Leveraging the SDGs
Measuring and Evaluation for the SDGs: Views from Canadian Practitioners
Technological Disruption in Development
Disruption Forum

Tickets

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CONFERENCE SPECIALS!

COMBO PASS - Purchase a conference pass and renew your membership (one year from expiry date) before October 7 and save 10% on your annual membership fees.

 

EARLY BIRD - Purchase your conference pass before September 7 and save 10% on the conference pass.

EARLY BIRD COMBO - Renew your membership AND purchase your conference pass before September 7 and save 10% on BOTH!! 

Purchase tickets online and
reserve your spot.

"Very good venue and opportunity to get immersed in trends in international development."

 

PLATINUM

NEW-Agriteam-Logo-large.png
new logo 2019.png

SILVER

Sponsorship

CAIDP is a non-profit organization. We are a voluntary organization, run by and for our members. It is only through sponsorship that we are able to hold meaningful events such as this one.

As a sponsor, we ensure your brand is well represented on our website, in our member communications, on all printed materials, in the conference app, as well as being visibly displayed throughout the conference venue. We also offer the opportunity for unique branding opportunities at social events and conference sessions.

 

For a complete breakdown of our sponsorship opportunities we invite you to have a look at our sponsorship packages.

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.

GOLD

Universalia.png

BRONZE

WUSC-Logo-Vertical.png

COPPER

Expert Consulting on Governance

Julian Murray Consulting Ltd.

PlanNET

Project Services International (PSI)

R.J. Burnside & Associates Ltd.

Pre-Conference Workshops

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.

July 25 - 11am
International Development and the New Terrain of Blended Finance
Sept. 6 - 11am
Getting on Board with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Sept. 26 - 11am
 
FIAP After 2 Years – Canada’s Progress in Shaping a Feminist Policy for a Better World

Logistics

The conference will take place at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on October 7-8, 2019.

Thank you to our partners, Arc the Hotel and WestJet. 

Blog

Green Initiative

This year we’re going green! We are doing away with the paper program and simultaneously enhancing participant experience by using a conference app.