Designing a better system for SMOs: Lessons learned from the call for preliminary proposals for small and medium-sized organizations for impact and innovation
Webinar: CSO Partnerships Policy – Progress So Far
Missed our webinar on the progress made to date in the Civil Society Partnerships for International Assistance Policy?
You can now watch the recording here!
In September 2017, the Minister for International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, launched the Civil Society Partnerships for International Assistance Policy, with nine objectives for how the government would engage with civil society. In December 2017, at a webinar organized by CCIC, Assistant Deputy Minister Caroline Leclerc, announced the establishment of a CSO Policy Advisory Group (CPAG) to give shape to the implementation plan for the policy.
One year later, catch up on the progress to date – including the implementation plan on objectives on gender equality and empowering women and girls (Objective 1), predictable, equitable and flexible funding (Objective 6), and engaging Canadians as global citizens (Objective 8) – and find out what is next for the CPAG.
Marianick Tremblay, Director General, Engaging Canadians, Partnerships for Development Innovation, Global Affairs Canada – and GAC Co-Chair of the Civil Society Policy Advisory Group
Kimberly Gibbons, Executive Director CSO Co-Chair of the Civil Society Policy Advisory Group at Ontario Council for International Cooperation.
Shelagh Savage, CSO Co-Chair of the Civil Society Policy Advisory Group at Coady International Institute.
Results of the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24)
Two weeks of talks among representatives from 196 countries that took place at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. It main achievement was adoption of rules for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Still, the conference had its shortcomings.
AQOCI’s summary and analysis takes a look at the progress, “but above all a flagrant lack of ambition and commitment of the countries of the North.”
The full report is available here.
Additionally, Denis Côté, Policy Analyst at AQOCI, directed 6 video clips presenting, through the point of view of the 28 delegates from various organizations from all regions of the world, the stakes of this important conference. They can be watched here.
Together 2018 Livestream
Missed Together 2018? Together 2018 was the second annual, internationally recognized Symposium fostering collaboration and innovation around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada. It was hosted by the ACGC in partnership with the University of Alberta. Building on the foundation of partnership, innovation, and cross-sector collaboration, Together 2018 let delegates explore their role in advancing the SDGs in Canada and around the world.
A playlist of all the complete panels is available here.
Howe Sound Sustainable Development Forum: Summary Report
Check out BCCIC’s report which provides an account of the Howe Sound Sustainable Development Forum which took place September 28th, 2018. It provides an overview of the presentations, discussions and conclusions that were presented throughout the forum. The Howe Sound Sustainable Development Forum was hosted in collaboration by Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative (HSBRI) and BCCIC.
The full report is available here.
Global Citizen’s Guide
Want to get more involved with your communities? ACIC’s Global Citizen’s Guide has some great ideas for you to get participate in local and global communities. It offers tips on volunteering, ethical consumption, engaging in democracy, organizing events, internships, and much more.
The guide also profiles a number of Atlantic Canadians just like you that are working to make the world a better place.