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A time to explore the key elements of new policy directions

The 2017 CCIC annual conference will bring together over 250 stakeholders from international development and humanitarian civil society organizations (CSOs), academics and researchers, key government officials, and policy makers for two days of keynotes, workshops, and networking events! The conference, organized in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), will tackle the most pressing opportunities and challenges facing the Canadian global development sector.   

INFLUENCE INSPIRE INNOVATE will focus on the potential of new policy directions in a rapidly changing domestic and international context. At the heart of the conference is the question: how should Canadian civil society organizations seize new policy opportunities and tackle corresponding challenges? 

Participate in conference activities under 3 thought-provoking streams.

  • INFLUENCE: tackle the most current and relevant issues related to advocacy, government relations, and policy priorities.
  • INSPIRE:  share success stories and best practices to create a collective vision for the future.
  • INNOVATE: explore new partnerships, systems, technologies, and practices to foster greater innovation in the sector.

Featuring collaboration-for-development : an exciting cross-cutting theme that explores modalities of collaboration between practitioners and academics. 

Join us to explore the key elements of new policy directions, skills, ways of working, and partnerships that are required for our sector to continue contributing to a fairer, more sustainable and safer world.